During summer vacations, or while moving into a new house; because your kids demand for it or it is an impulsive decision — getting a dog home should never be a short-term plan or a rash decision. The average lifespan of a dog is between eight and twelve years and a family should be willing to commit time, money, effort, responsibility and love towards the animal for its entire life.
A classic example of this rule being completely flouted was in Bablu’s case. The massive Doberman was rescued from Delhi in 2017. He was, and still is, positively violent with men but was fine around women. Naturally, there’s a backstory. A couple decided to get two dogs after getting married, one each for the husband and wife. However, they soon they fell out of love. The man would tie the woman’s dog, aka Bablu, and beat him with a rod in order to torture the wife; she would cry upon seeing the dog in pain and this apparently gave the man some twisted sense of satisfaction!
This madness went on until the dogs came under our care. Is it fair to inflict cruelty upon another sentient being for our selfish reasons? We urge our followers and animal lovers to report cruelty against animals to the nearest police station. Find the courage to take legal action yourself if you feel that complaining to NGOs doesn’t help.
LIFE AT VOSD
We admit nearly 200-250 such dogs each year from over 30 cities in India. Many of these dogs have suffered violence and abuse — physical, emotional and even sexual! Your donations and support can not only help transport these dogs to our sanctuary, but can also ensure a safe and comfortable future for them.
Once under our care, the dogs are NEVER chained or beaten in the name of discipline. They live the most luxurious life on our four-acre campus, which is covered by 600 trees. We have a 10,000 sq ft hospital for the dogs, 50 large enclosures and 60 other kennels where the animals live. They also have large play areas, apart from swimming pools including a water jet-powered hydrotherapy facility, and a 4,000 sq ft agility park. We use 10 tons of food a month to feed the dogs twice a day. This consists of rice, chicken, potatoes, curd and kibble that are enhanced with dietary supplements.
Every rupee counts into building and sustaining this ‘city of dogs’ so kindly come forward to develop VOSD into a haven for dogs with no home or no hope.