Monthly Archives: September 2022

Neglected siblings find a new life at VOSD

Nivi and Blacky had spent most of their lives sitting inside a dark room before they saw the light of day at VOSD. The two pooches were rescued by a lady when they were mere puppies. She kept them for four years with several other dogs and cats, and they all lived inside a very […]

Given up due multiple health conditions, pet dog transforms at VOSD

Bruce’s family adopted him nine years ago from the streets. For the first four years, everything was hunky dory. Bruce and family were enjoying each other’s company. However, Bruce’s health saw a steady decline from 2017. He developed thyroid issues, kidney stones, and the medicines that he was taking also gave rise to multiple skin […]

Old and deaf stray dog finds safety and a home at VOSD Hospice

Being old is not easy. But being old and deaf with multiple skin issues – while living on the streets amidst apathy – is almost unendurable. Senior dog Shinti lived through all this and more before she came to VOSD. She minded her business and lived unobtrusively on the streets for many years. But old […]


A public interest litigation proceedings was initiated by the Kerala High Court in the matter of executive and legislative inaction of the State government regarding protection of animal rights. This ensued after widespread killing of community dogs was being carried out by the enraged public, over multiple human deaths due to dog bites and spread […]

Abandoned and terrified dog, is now a Rockstar at VOSD!

Buckley was alone and scared when his rescuer found him near his house one evening. The beautiful chocolate-coloured dog looked like he could have been abandoned. In any case, the kind rescuer immediately took him in because the pack of dogs on their street were known to be territorial and the young pooch would not […]

Biting out of fear, blind dog finds solace at VOSD

Head tilted to the right, little pink tongue sticking out… Kaddu is one of the cutest dogs at VOSD! He was surrendered to us this January and has adjusted to life at our sanctuary like a fish to water. What makes him special is that he is completely blind – his optic nerves were damaged […]


ANIMAL WELFARE BOARD OF INDIAMinistry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India (Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying)NIAW Campus, 42 Mile Stone, Delhi-Agra Highway NH-2, Ballabhgarh, Haryana-121004Email: : Website: No.9-12/2022-23/PCA Date: 14.09.2022 To, 1. The Director General of PoliceDirector State Police Headquarters, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram – 695010Email: 2. The Member SecretaryAnimal […]

Blind and bullied old stray dog reaches his forever home at VOSD Hospice

Daredevil lived comfortably with his pack of stray dogs for several years…that was until he went blind. Just as the blind old dog grew progressively infirm, his pack grew increasingly hostile towards him. Bloody attacks to subdue Daredevil became an everyday affair on their side of the street. A kind rescuer routinely intervened and tried […]

VOSD OPINION: KILLING OF STRAY DOGS HAS STARTED AGAIN IN KERALA | VOSD WILL ADMIT STRAY DOGS & ABANDONED PET DOGS IN DANGER IN KERALA AS PER THE VOSD SURRENDER PROCESS  Stray dogs or abandoned pet dogs being labelled as “aggressive” will be the first to get admission to the VOSD Sanctuary and Hospital. We are waiving the one-time surrender fee for such dogs in response to the outrageous killing of dogs in Kerala and are trying to save as many dogs as we can. […]

Distressed and lonely, senior dog reaches the safety of VOSD

Baby was raised by the caretakers of a park. She spent all her life on the premises in their company. The old dog was happy and healthy but most of all she belonged. However, one day the family moved to a new place leaving Baby behind. The ruthless abandonment took a serious toll on her […]