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Help a rescued cat, dog, monkey, or cow recover from life on the streets of India.

Despite some of the strictest animal welfare laws in the world, thanks to its ancient spiritual philosophy of ahimsa (non-harming), India teems with abandoned, neglected, and abused animals. Baby monkeys are taken from their mothers to be trained as street performers, then abandoned; cows and water buffalo are used for milk and labor, but turned loose or sent to slaughter once their useful life has passed. And the population of dogs and cats loose on the streets leads to the spread of animal diseases, such as rabies, which is endemic to India, and sometimes even to attacks on humans. Illegal pet shops, inhumane methods of transporting livestock, and illegal religious sacrifice of millions of animals all exist in India today.

You can help. This Gift That Gives More™ provides food, shelter, and medical care for a rescued street animal in India for an entire month. Please choose which animal you would like to help:

  • Cat: $15.00
  • Dog: $20.00
  • Monkey: $28.00
  • Cow / Bull / Water Buffalo: $35.00

Report from the Field
Rescued street cat in India October, 2011

Street cats have a particularly hard time in India, where they are considered bad omens and pests, and even captured for the meat trade. Generous donations from people like you over the last year have helped provide food, medicine, and care for rescued street cats like this one. They have also helped make an enormous difference in the lives of dogs, cows, and monkeys, all rescued from a hard life on the streets. Donors like you have helped make their rescue and care possible - thank you for continuing to work toward a better future for India's street animals!

For more than a decade, the VSPCA (Visakha Society For Protection and Care of Animals) has been working in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to aid suffering animals, prevent cruelty and neglect, protect wildlife, and educate about animal issues. VSPCA conducts extensive spay/neuter campaigns to curb dog and cat overpopulation, provides rescue and ambulance services, helps rescue animals after natural disasters such as the 2004 tsunami, and provides shelter to over a thousand animals in need, including (as of 2008) more than 600 cows and buffalo.

VSPCA provides employment for over 40 people from the surrounding villages, including many women working outside their homes for the first time. Its no-kill shelter compound is eco-friendly, transforming cattle dung into usable energy and making use of vermiculture and intelligent water storage techniques. VSPCA receives no grant funding for any of its wildlife projects, and relies on direct donations and support in order to continue its vital work.

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