Changing the Lives of Suffering Street Dogs
Our animal-related service is primarily focused on elephants, yet we could never turn away from the innocent dogs struggling to survive around every bend. Thousands of village dogs have no home at all, yet many of those with a human family suffer from mange, tick fever, injuries, and need vaccinations for parvo and rabies. With sustainable 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 too would feel the call to help if you witnessed the fear and pain in their eyes before they receive the help they desperately need. When that help is given, the changes we’ve witnessed are astounding and renews our promise to never turn away, to always find a way to help, no matter the cost.
It’s incredible to see the healing that happens, even working in rough conditions with limited supplies. When villagers witness the impact of a few systematic changes (and receive the support to enable those changes to occur), lives are truly changed forever, dogs and humans alike.
Whether it’s a Clinic Day where dozens of dogs are brought to the temple, steady Door-to-Door Home Visits down every dirt path, or days of Catch/Treat/Release of Street Dogs, the Heart shows up for every dog we meet, without judgment…
We admit that it’s easy to anger when a dog looking like this fellow did shows up. And yet, his family DOES love him, walking a long way in the scorching summer heat and cross-monsoon for 3 clinics in a row to get the help they wanted but could not access or afford.
Look at him now, happy, healed, and healthy! This is just one example of what your support for Dogs With Heart does time and time again. Villagers now come pouring out of their homes, sometimes literally chasing us down the road, with their dogs, puppies, and even their cats, or traveling on foot, pedal bike, or even by tractor, waiting patiently for hours in the stifling jungle heat, to help their animals get well. And the Street Dogs, although often scared and always extra-challenging to help, are getting the intervention they need to be free of pain and disease. We won’t give up, and one day when Sterilization Clinics are finally funded, we will stop that cycle of pain altogether.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us help them live in a kinder world…
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