Their veterinarian partners for the sterilization drives are Friendicoes (https://friendicoes.org/) from Delhi. It costs them Rs.1,700 for one dog. This includes the sterilization surgery, their transport to and from Friendicoes and their anti-rabies shot.
They’re raising a total fund of Rs.1,700 x 300 = Rs. 5,10,000
Every single penny will be transferred to them directly.
WHY IS STERILIZATION IMPORTANT
 Scanty resources – Our community dogs survive on scanty resources. Their main source of food is our collective garbage – rotten bread loaves, dried and hard roties, rotten vegetable peels, and leftover packaged food. They can barely fend for themselves. Most of them go hungry for days together. One meal a day is a distant dream. Imagine having to be responsible for 10 more little lives. Dogs are extremely sensitive – Mama dogs are extremely sensitive. Not being able to feed their babies affects them immensely. If they are not able to take care of their babies, it pushes them into depression. Health of the female dogs – One female dog can produce babies twice a year and each time they can produce up to 11 babies. Our community dogs aren’t in the best of their health. Becoming pregnant twice in one year or even once every year affects their health adversely. They become anemic and weak. On most occasions their bodies can’t bear the pregnancy and they either pass away with the babies still undelivered or die immediately post their delivery. It protects them from cancers – There are a number of potentially fatal health conditions and transmissible diseases that animals can contract or develop as a result of being intact and breeding; for example, pyometra, TVT, and reproductive cancers. These risks are eliminated when the animal is spayed or neutered. Prevents fights among male dogs and subsequently saves them from deep wounds that get infested with maggots and if not tended to (which is mostly the case) can prove fatal.
On the whole, animals who have been sterilized at an early age tend to live longer, healthier lives, potentially increasing their lifespans by an average of one to three years for dogs, and three to five years for cats.
THEIR EXPERIENCE IN RESCUE WORK
Together they’ve gotten 500 community dogs sterilized so far with the help of their partners Dogs (& Cats) of Delhi and a Vancouver based charity – Yogi Street Dog Rescue Society. Together they’ve rescued hundreds of dogs. Varsha has been rescuing for more than 7 years and Priyamvada has been doing it for the past 4 years. They’ve only recently started documenting their work on – Piku and Paw
They are not a registered NGO. They only help the animals on an individual level. They mostly make use of their salaries or raise funds from time to time. This is their first ever big fundraiser. They do hope to be able to achieve their goal.
Thank you all immensely for your kindness.
Please be kind to your community animals.
Priyamvada and Varsha (Linked their Instagram profiles)