Dogs With Heart
Changing the Lives of Suffering Village Dogs with Elephant-Sized Love
Our animal-related service has primarily focused on elephants, yet it has proven impossible to turn away from the dogs living in pain and suffering in the rural villages, on subsistence farms, and struggling to survive on the street. Many of the dogs have no home at all, but even if they have a human family, their suffering due to mange, tick fever, parvo and malnutrition is common, as most people simply do not have the means to get them the medical care they need. But with love, food, and veterinary intervention, these dogs, and the people around them, can live much happier, healthier lives.
Although it stretches our funding to the limit, we know you would feel the call to help as well if you witnessed the fear and pain in their eyes before they receive the help they need. To see so many innocent animals intensely suffering, and then to witness the incredible changes that occur with basic medicine and nutrition, renews our promise to never turn away, to always find a way to help, no matter the cost. We are committed to doing our best to treat every dog we can reach, and over and over again we’ve witnessed the power to change a helpless animal’s life through a little medicine and a lot of love.
The desperate suffering of village dogs mustn’t get lost in the all-encompassing needs of the struggling famers or in the complex challenges of keeping wild elephants alive and in their rightful home. We bring medication and food along with us no matter where we are headed, for even if it is not a “dog day”, around every bend there are always dogs imploring someone to stop and help. In villages where the needs of the rural farmers and elephants loom large, we knew we could not turn away from the smaller innocents who need our help. Sometimes Elephant Love is more about the size of the love (big!), than about the size of the animal that it serves.
THIS is what your support of Dogs With Heart is doing! In less than 3 months his life was forever changed, but it didn’t stop there. When the villagers witnessed what seemed like a miracle, they brought their dogs, their puppies, and even their cats, often traveling long distances on foot or by pedal bike and waiting patiently, sometimes for hours in the jungle heat, to help their animals get well. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us help them create a kinder world…