The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) announces the ‘Race to 10 lakhs’
The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) announces the ‘Race to 10 lakhs’ (http://www.raceto10l.strays.in/) a unique virtual event cum fund raiser happening all this month! The fundraiser is aimed at roping in financial support to the tune of Rs 10 lakhs: which is the operational expense required to run just one month of VoSD stray dog rescue operations.
June 12, 2014 (FPRC) -- The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) announces the ‘Race to 10 lakhs’ (http://www.raceto10l.strays.in/) a unique virtual event cum fund raiser happening all this month! The fundraiser is aimed at roping in financial support to the tune of Rs 10 lakhs: which is the operational expense required to run just one month of VoSD stray dog rescue operations.
VoSD has for long, run the ONLY stray dog rescue service in Bangalore and is arguably the most sophisticated rescue operation in India with every stage automated and documented, a no refusal policy and a 100% pick up rate.
In the 1st year, VoSD picked up and treated 670 dogs. In the next 6 months this count trebled, to 1860 dogs.
As of June 2014, in just 20 months of operation, VoSD rescue has treated 2000+ dogs!
Currently there are 300+ dogs in permanent care @ The VoSD Sanctuary and at any given point of time 40-50 dogs are being treated @ The VoSD Trauma Centre.
VoSD is thus unprecedented in how it addresses a critical care giving to those un-cared for, the ownerless street dogs of Bangalore. VoSD provides the best modern vet services available anywhere in the country: from MRIs & X-rays, sophisticated surgeries, intensive prolonged diagnostics, special diets, hard to procure expensive medication and complete rehabilitation; to the dog on the street!
Over the last year, VoSD boasts of many firsts: the country's first canine blood bank 100% free for stray dogs, a single toll-free number for easy access, upgraded CRM 3.0, a superior system that is feature-heavy, and will soon include GPS tracking.
And many such periodic improvements, large, and small, add to VoSD's continously evolving rescue efforts and to overall costs. As of May 2014, VoSD’s monthly expenditure, excluding infrastructure costs like vans, medical equipment, kennels, etc., was Rs 10 lakhs. (details on raceto10l.strays.in). But VoSD remains largely (95%) by founder Mr. Rakesh Shukla.
Through this fund raiser, VoSD aims to give people an opportunity to participate, commit what they can, support a cause they believe in, and effect some change in the lives of Bangalore's strays.
To participate, visit http://www.raceto10l.strays.in/ to donate. Every little contribution helps. And every contribution helps VoSD do much, much more.
About VoSD :
‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’ is a privately run not for profit organization. It is India’s largest & most efficient privately run dog rescue service – and completely free! It is also the world’s largest website and repository of legal, data analysis and investigative information on stray dogs. VoSD today, runs the ONLY operational trauma service in Bangalore today. It is the most sophisticated rescue operation in India, with every stage automated and documented. VoSD provides state of the art services; a trauma centre, a single toll free number, a unique CRM based tracking & despatch system, 3 dedicated rescue vehicles, and we provide modern vet services including MRIs, X-rays, diagnostics, sophisticated surgery and rehabilitation for free to the dog on the street. This infrastructure, built purely on our own resources, is run by a dedicated team of full time individuals and committed volunteers. Some of what we do can be seen at –
www : www.strays.in
fb: www.facebook.com /thevoiceofstraydogs
The Voice of Stray Dogs contact for information:
The Voice of Stray Dogs
The TWB Building
4062, 19th Main
HAL II Stage
Bangalore – 560008
Helplines 1 - 800 - 3010 1901 9am-6pm, 7 days a week
Send an email to Swaroop of The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD)
1 - 800 - 3010 1901