A corporate employees’ volunteer group called ‘CorPawRate’ works with the management of special economic zones (SEZ) in and around Pune for the welfare of dogs that live within their premises. ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN So far they have been working with Embassy and Capitaland’s managements for the last 5 years. Their activities include feeding the dogs in […]

TREAT DOGS WITH KINDNESS & COMPASSION: Even gods are deeply associated with dogs, teach Hindu scriptures & texts

विद्याविनयसम्पन्ने ब्राह्मणे गवि हस्तिनि |शुनि चैव श्वपाके च पण्डिता: समदर्शिन: Chapter 5 Verse 18 of the Bhagavad Gita says that a Bhraman (a priest who conducts worship ceremonies), a cow, an elephant, a dog and a person who engages in physical labour are one and the same. From the physical perspective, these species are contrasting. However, […]

Relocated multiple times, CD survivor Bruno comes to VOSD for lifelong care

2022 was an eventful year for a stray dog named Bruno. When he contracted canine distemper (CD) in January, his rescuers had to jump through several hops to nurture him back to health. The first set of doctors gave up on him as the little pooch was grievously ill and could barely move, but the […]


Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules 2001 take precedence The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2001 has been enacted under Section 38 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, to reduce the dog population by sterilisation and minimisation of stray dogs with the support and assistance of animal welfare organisations, private individuals and local […]

Stray dog with a heart condition finds the right medical care and a home at VOSD

Earlier this year, a timid dog was picked up from the streets of Pune for the Animal Birth Control (ABC) surgery. When a routine set of pre-operation tests were being done, the vets noticed her breathing was deep and heart rate was abnormal. An echocardiogram showed she had cardiac wall hypertrophy – a disease in […]

With third degree burns, cruelty survivor stray dog comes home to VOSD

In November 2021, a dog lover in Bengaluru spotted a male stray dog with a huge burn wound on the neck – it has been caused by FIREWORKS. The poor pooch had been left untreated until this kind man admitted the dog at a veterinary hospital. It was also found that he suffered from tick […]

Old stray dog unable to stand beats all odds and walks again at VOSD!

Shadow was born on the streets and thought he’d spend the rest of his days there. And he did way into his old age, until a speeding vehicle hit him and altered the course of his life. The accident caused the partially blind dog a severe abdominal and leg injury which forced him to retreat […]

VOSD IS SET TO REVOLUTIONISE VETERINARY CARE IN INDIA WITH THE FIRST OF A FLEET OF MOBILE VETERINARY CLINICS & HOSPITALS For the first time in Bengaluru, VOSD is set to launch its mobile veterinary clinic. This will help revolutionise the medical care that pet & community dogs can avail. Dog parents, community dog caretakers, and rescuers won’t have to go to a hospital, our clinic will come to them! The mobile clinic has been […]

Pup BEATEN and about to be set ABLAZE, survives to start a NEW LIFE at VOSD

My name is Veer, the brave one, and this is my story. A passerby noticed a mob of slumdwellers throwing water on me and BEATING ME TO PULP, after which they doused me in PETROL TO SET ME ABLAZE. He immediately called Karma Foundation Pune and waited by my side holding the crazy humans at […]

Stray dog suffering from a chronic skin infection comes to live at VOSD

The streets were a living hell for Honey – a quiet, submissive dog with a severe skin infection. Vicious folks hurled stones at her because they found her appearance and odour repugnant. Territorial dogs subjected her to aggression and didn’t allow her to fend for herself. Honey basically had no choice but to stay hidden […]