MOTI, A CRUELTY SURVIVIOR FROM CHANDIGARH
A few years ago, a wonderful Indian stay dog called Moti had been beaten and thrown into a garbage dump in Delhi. He was eventually found, treated by his rescuers and sent to VOSD, where he lives to this day. In 2019, yet another dog called Moti from Chandigarh, was beaten black and blue at a taxi stand — this heinous act was recorded on a mobile phone by one of the men at the stand! The poor dog was then dislocated to a far off area called Mullanpur.
Two women who would feed and care for Moti every day panicked when they couldn’t find him. However, they did not give up and after a relentless search, they eventually retrieved the dog after two days. Moti and his female companion called Billo were moved to foster care to recover and it was decided that they would be brought to Bangalore for at the VOSD sanctuary, they could live without fear or pain for the rest of their lives.
HAPPY LIFE AT VOSD
Rescues like this are possible only when there is an exceptional situation that demands our intervention and local options have been exhausted. In Moti’s case, we had the commitment of the local rescuers in safeguarding the dog and taking ownership of the medication and other complexities. To bear the enormous cost of transporting both the dogs, we created a fundraiser online to bring him to us.
Today, he is a happy and cheerful boy and loves to entertain us with his antics — there’s a joker hidden in most of the dogs at our farm! Moti was perched atop firewood logs one morning, as if he were guarding them. “Don’t take away the wood that makes my food!” he was probably thinking. It is memories like this that we strive to create every day at VOSD.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
In the past six years, we have grown from having zero to 850+ dogs rescued from different parts of the country. Over the next few years we wish to expand and double this number because we know thousands of dogs that still roam the streets without a home or hope. Many of these are victims of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, accidents, other forms of cruelty, health issues or old age but — our doors are always open for them. Join hands with us to make VOSD a ‘heaven-like’ space for such dogs.