Humane superheroes saving animals all year long!
We fervently hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these trying times.
During Help Animals India most challenging year yet we continue with street animal feeding programs continue for animals of all types!
And along with desperately needed street animal feed programs this pandemic hasn’t prevented us from pushing ahead with our street animal birth control programs. We’ve even added full-time medical staff, traps, holding cages, surgical instrument sets — and PPE) — for our cat ABC (animal birth control) programs. We can’t bear to stand by and let litter after litter of kittens continue being born into lives of misery when we have the means to stop it. From Kathmandu Nepal to the teeming projects in Bangalore (CUPA) we are helping as many cats as we can! Catmandu Lovers (Nepal) writes: Since the lockdown we have been caring for abandoned newborn kittens and attending to people seeking help for sterilisation of stray cats in their community. There has been an alarming rise in the number of abandoned newborn kittens.
With their numbers soaring into the tens of millions across India, dogs face an even more dire plight, compounded by rabies and the fear and violence it provokes. One of our main efforts this year continues to be in Varanasi and Sarnath where we managed to complete, against all odds, the annual program. This summer alone, ABC (animal birth control) and rabies vaccinations were administered to over 400 dogs, despite all the lockdown obstacles. We’re not about to let COVID reverse the eight years of progress we’ve made together. That progress includes public education, which enabled countless dogs to be rescued this year with enthusiastic community participation. Along with the special program in Sarnath 15 dogs are spay/neuter/vaccinated in Varanasi every day!
Tensions are high and abuse to street animals are on the increase due to increased rabies fears, with more ABC we can only improve the situation – please help if you can!
Why should the children of the poor areas of India not get the help they deserve to have vaccinated rabies free street dogs in their area!
Animal birth control/rabies vaccinations have a lot of catching up to in areas that were in complete lockdown such as funding as much as possible for our Nepal groups.
Rescue and help to animals of all types, they all deserve our support as we can!
Meet Nandini, a cute little piggy who was rescued by our grantee Raahat for Animals, Dehradun after she was run over. She is recovering well and will live her life out at the shelter with other rescued animals. May Nandini represent our loving wishes to all animals who are abused by people!
Here is a sweet video we posted on youtube. India just breaks one's heart! See the special spirit of compassionate action and watch till end to see a beautiful feeding seed heart.
This video was also posted on Facebook receiving 6,000,000 views and over 7,000 comments. It is most amazing that the comments were all positive, supportive and encouraging. If you know social media you know how rare that can be, but the comments showed that people really do care!
Thanks to you, we can keep on giving to the humane superheroes of India and Nepal who daily walk the talk of ahimsa: the compassionate shelter workers, the fearless animal activists, the dedicated veterinary workers — all who bring healing, safety, comfort and dignity to the animals in the face of everything from cyclones and prejudice to COVID and apathy.
What Help Animals India Does
This year, your kind donations have empowered groups across India and Nepal. They are our hands, eyes, ears and hearts, and we couldn’t do it without you. Here is a summary of all the grants given in 2020 so far, our most challenging year yet!
APOWA-Odisha disaster relief and emergency feeding ; Animal People Alliance - Kolkata; Animal Peers - Aurangabad, Blue Cross of India (street animal feeding); Chhaya - Kolkata cyclone rebuilding; CUPA, Bangalore (for cats); WRRC Bangalore (for elephants and wildlife ); Karuna Society in Puttapathi; JBF (Just Be Friendly) disaster relief- Assam; MAITRI in hardhit Bodhgaya, Bihar; Pariah Dog film rescuers - Kolkata; Rahaat for Animals -Dehra Doon; the People for Animals: PFA Agra (shelter animal feeding) , PFA Amritsar, PFA Nagaland (against the dog meat trade); PFA Uttarakhand (equines and cats), PFA Trivandrum (street animal feeding) ; PFA Kollam; PFA Kolkata (cyclone rebuilding) ; PFA Bhubaneswar/Dhyan Foundation (buffalos rescue) ; the new PFAs at Sikkim and Durg; Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (Bylakuppe); Varanasi for Animals/Sarnath Animal Welfare (dog rescue and animal birth control).
FAWN- Sneha’s Care/Nepal - emergency cow rescue and feeding; Project Humane Nepal - rabies project, Animal - donkey project and dog animal birth control; Sree’s Animal Rescue Nepal (dog rescue).
Animal rights is called "the longest struggle" but this is another step in the recognition of the rights of all beings to be free from all kinds of exploitation - including their bodies being desired for others to eat!
A special matching fund is provided by Ms. Margaret Gebhard on this upcoming Giving Tuesday for $3000 or two “lakhs” of Indian Rupees)
#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all ethnicities, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.
With deepest gratitude , appreciation and best wishes for a better 2021 - from the Help Animals India team, our colleagues in India and Nepal, and the animals.