Animals
 India
Project #9327

Spay/neuter 1000 cats/dogs in Chennai

by Blue Cross of India
Vetted
Debra
Debra

In February 799 street dogs and 36 street cats were sterilized. In March 755 street dogs and 34 street cats have been sterilized. Your kind donation has helped in this great effort!. We would like to share pictures of our gorgeous cats that are in our shelter. There are more than 70 cats and more than 20 of them are disabled. These cats are all sterilized and neutered and we love them to bits.These are all rescued cats that have either been abandoned or cannot be put back on the street due to disability.

The summer is here and our shelter gets very warm- much too warm for our cats and kittens. We try to keep them comfortable by hanging wet gunny bags on the walls and keeping the fans on throught the day and night. 

A few heart-warming happy tails:

Debra came to the shelter as a four-month old kitten, No one came forward to adopt her inspite of our feverish efforts. She lives in the shelter and is happy to be here. She loves to climb trees and run around. She is stays away from people and loves to be in the company of other cats.

Tiger is one of our older resident who has been with us for more than five years. She was abandoned at our shelter. She keeps to her herself and is loves to be around people.

These cats have a second chance because of your kind and valuable support. 

Tiger
Tiger
Cattery
Cattery
Blue Cross of India team helping out during floods
Blue Cross of India team helping out during floods

Chennai braces for floods every November and December. The number of rescues quadrapule and the shelter strives hard to cope with the grave situation. This year, the flooding was unprecedented and unexpected. Our brave team of volunteers went out to rescue the less fortunate and hapless animals. In November, the shelter attended to 1411 rescue calls and the number increased to 1500 in December,

In spite of the relentless monsoon, there was no let up in the animal birth control programme. In October 2015, 833 dogs and 84 cats were treated and sterilized. In November, 451 dogs were treated and sterilized and the number of cats sterilized was 25

Our star survivor this month is Ginger boy who has been in the shelter for four years and has now been diagnosed with oral tumour. Unfortunately, the cancer is in advanced stage and he is on palliative care. He is coping well and loving all the attention he is getting. Lets hope and pray he recovers and regains his health. All this cannot happen without your generous donations. We are grateful for it and we hope to continue our animal welfare activities in the face of all odds.
Rescue during the floods
Rescue during the floods
Ginger Boy under treatment
Ginger Boy under treatment
Salie soon after her rescue
Salie soon after her rescue

Pictures speak a thousand words as the saying goes. This is true for cats in the shelter. Our cats are happy, healthy and safe. The cats are vaccinated and neutered. They spend their days happily roaming around in the facility, as we beleive that cats need freedom to express their natural behaviour. You, the donor, made it happen!.You can see for yourself in the attached pictures. These cats have nowhere to go and no place to call their home. Many of these cats have been rescued from hospitals which have a strict 'no animal 'policy. Sadly,cats are still being abandoned in our shelter and we try our level best to find them homes and give them a good life.

The progress in the past three months has been tremendous. We have neutered 100 cats and safely rehabilitated them. We have also rescued and treated more than 100  street cats. Our newest arrival is Salie who has injured her front and hind legs. She is presently undergoing treatment and doing well. Salie is malnourished and needs special attention. Salie would not have a chance at survival in the outside world. At Blue Cross we are able to rescue and treat these homeless animals. This has been made possible because of the donations that we receive from kind-hearted donors like you.

Cats in the shelter
Cats in the shelter
Charcoal - a resident cat
Charcoal - a resident cat
Theo undergoing treatment
Theo undergoing treatment

From  February to May 2015, over 100 cats have been sterilized in Blue Cross. These months have also been hectic with many rescues and adoptions.  Two cats have had their legs amputated and are now in our shelter. We are happy to share the rescue and recovery of one brave cat, Theo.

Theo, a brown and white male cat, was rescued by Blue Cross a month ago. Theo came in with an injured foreleg and was in obvious pain. His condition seemed serious and he was referred to a private feline clinic. The veterinarians, without wasting any time, operated on him and closed his wound with a flap. Theo is now recovering in the private clinic and should be soon upon on his feet.

Since fleas are a major problem for cats, we decided to give flea medication to the cats. The cats, numbering more than one hundred, in the shelter were administered spot-on to prevent fleas.  Remember Duke, who was featured in the previous report. Duke who had fractured both his forelegs is now able to carry on his daily activities with ease and loves his pal Duo. It is a pleasure to watch both of them together

All these happy stories are possible because of your kind donations. We thank you all and hope you will continue to support us in making a difference to the lives of animals.

Shelter cat been administered spot-on
Shelter cat been administered spot-on
Spot-on being given to a shelter cat
Spot-on being given to a shelter cat
Duke and Duo- the best of friends
Duke and Duo- the best of friends
Duke before surgery
Duke before surgery

We want to share two remarkable stories with you. One is about Duke and the other is about Garfield.These heart-warming stories are possible due to generosity from people like you!

Duke, a two-year-old cat, was rescued by Blue Cross of India with both his forelegs fractured. He could barely move and crawled with great difficulty. He seemed to be in a lot of pain. X-rays confirmed his broken bones. Luckily, the diagnosis was encouraging. He could be treated and could walk again! Each of his broken legs had to fixed with a plate. Surgery had to be done on one leg at a time. In December 2014 his left foreleg was operated and a plate fixed. There was a lot of swelling on the operated leg but with good care the swelling soon reduced and he recovered beautifully. In January 2015 his right foreleg has been operated. He is recovering and in a month's time he will be able to walk again.

The second rescued cat is Garfield, He is a five-month-old kitten with a broken foreleg. He was scared, weak and suffering from a respiratory infection. With good care, he soon recovered from the infection and was fit for surgery. His foreleg has been amputated and now he hops all over the shelter. He loves to play by himself and is slowly socializing with the other feline mates

Blue Cross of India continues to rescue hundreds of injured or sick dogs and cats every month.The spay and neuter program continues in full swing. All this is possible because of your generous donations. Cats like Duke and Garfield are able to get a second chance due to compassionate donors like you. 

 A big thank you from Duke and Garfield and countless others!

Duke just before his first surgery
Duke just before his first surgery
Duke on the road to recovery
Duke on the road to recovery
Garfield when he was rescued
Garfield when he was rescued
Garfield after surgery
Garfield after surgery
 

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Blue Cross of India

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.bluecrossofindia.org
Project Leader:
Sudhersena Alalasundaram
CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu India

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