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 and farms where we work resolving Human-Elephant Conflict. 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, 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, is worth every bit of effort. In less than 2 months we’ve helped over 200 dogs!
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 often gets lost in the all-encompassing needs of the people and their struggle to thrive alongside wild elephants. We bring medication and food along with us no matter where we are headed, for around every bend (whether we are on our way to school for a day of Humane Education or English classes, or out to the distant farms continuing HumanElephant Conflict Resolution), 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.