The silence of the sudden lockdown in March 2020, amplified the cries of hungry stray dogs on the streets of Noida. Our furry friends had no idea where the few friendly humans had vanished, and man’s best friend roamed the streets hungry, thirsty, lost and utterly hopeless.
Charlie Chaplin once said that, ‘He who feeds a hungry animal feeds his own soul.’
When their founder Vidit Sharma could no longer bear to hear the cries of hungry stray dogs on the streets of Noida , he decided to take matters into his own hands and founded ‘Save A Stray’ , an organization with the sole aim of feeding and taking care of our furry street friends so that they too may lead a life full of dignity and compassion. What began in 2014 with 35 dogs being fed increased exponentially after the lockdown and now they feed well over 3000 dogs daily , cooking approximately One Lakh meals a month!
Save A Stray is not just about feeding our canine companions, they also provide medical assistance to injured and unwell dogs. While many injured dogs are administered on-site treatment, some critical cases are brought to our shelter, treated and nursed back to health before being taken back to their home turf. They have rented a shelter for some young puppies, aged and ailing dogs, and those that can’t fend for themselves on the street. The shelter presently has a capacity of comfortably housing 20 dogs. Team Save A Stray also helps municipal authorities in their sterilization program by identifying and picking healthy dogs, getting them neutered/spayed, and releasing them in their respective territories after they recover well from surgery. They at Save A Stray understand fully well the importance of balancing a noble cause with utmost and well-intended responsibility towards society as a whole.