THE VOSD VISION
‘Voice of Stray Dogs’ aka VOSD Sanctuary, was founded on the principle that no dog will ever be euthanised because of lack of space, money or resources. Since we started, no dog ever has EVER been. Each dog has the best, most sophisticated and most expensive medical care in India.
So far, VOSD has rescued 8,000+ dogs, given 250,000+ state-of-the-art free treatments, and we continue to provide hundreds of treatments every day.
The VOSD Dog Sanctuary & Hospital
Each year 200-250 dogs join our VOSD family. These are dogs who have been formerly blinded with acid, run over and paralysed, sexually assaulted, slashed with knives or tied to train tracks to die. Dogs not just from Bangalore but from Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Chennai, Trivandrum, Indore, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Cochin and many other cities to reside permanently at VOSD.
Dogs who come here are never kept in chains or isolated. They have access to their own hospital, a fleet of ambulances and 24×7 water and power supply (even though we’re in a remote location). The dogs here also have agility parks and a jet-powered hydrotherapy pool. 600+ trees provide shade here, in what was earlier barren land.
All dogs are free within their 50+ enclosures in a 3.5-acre area. Each enclosure has an enclosed ‘indoor’ as well as an open area, lined with trees. The enclosures have heaters during the winter; and individual water bodies for the dogs to jump into and cool off during the summer.
This is the home of not just India’s most ‘unadoptable’ dogs, but also of ‘Patriot Dogs’ — India’s service dogs who have been retired from the Karnataka Police, Reserve Police, Railway Police, Kerala Police and the Indian Army.