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    • 24 Jul, 2015

    A bleak existence

    Little Babu was rescued by HOPE & Animal Trust in Ranchi, northern India earlier this year. He was found emaciated and exhausted lying on a rubbish dump, seemingly having given up hope. He was so sad and worn-out that HOPE’s dog catcher was able to pick him up easily as he didn’t have the energy to try and run away. Su ffering from a nasty skin disease caused by fleas, this poor little boy was in terrible discomfort. For a puppy like Babu this was a very sad start to life, but one that is all too common in India.

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    Once in the care of the HOPE team, Babu was treated for his fleas and he was given a special oil treatment to help rejuvenate his skin and encourage his hair to start growing again. Within a month of receiving treatment the fleas had disappeared and Babu’s hair started to grow back.

    The HOPE team gave him lots of TLC, nutritious food and the love that he deserves and he’s grown into a strong and happy young dog. Now back to full health, neutered and vaccinated, Babu has been given a new start in life. He’s been released back into the community where he was found and is being fed and watched over by a local resident.

    Babu after1

    Babu is just one of the lucky ones in India. Skin conditions are prevalent in India’s street dogs and are exacerbated by the warm climate. It is terribly distressing for a dog suffering with these conditions but if caught early enough can be treated quickly and effectively.

    Help us give more animals a second chance

    The HOPE team, sponsored by Mayhew International, has neutered and vaccinated 5,668 dogs in the first 6 months of this year and has been able to provide treatment for many more thanks to your support. The dog catchers, such as Subhash (pictured), are carefully trained and are even able to catch some of the street dogs gently by hand, rather than using nets, making the experience much less stressful for the dogs.

    HOPE dog catcher Subhash

    Mayhew International also funds an Education Officer in Ranchi who goes out into local schools and community groups to teach about animal welfare and how they can make a difference in their own communities, helping to improve the lives of both the street dogs and the human residents.

    It is our mission to tackle the issues at the root of the problem and it is only because of your support that we are able to train vets who can help animals in need, as well as neuter and vaccinate them, aiding to control the overpopulation and the deadly spread of disease. Please make a donation if you can to help us continue our vital work in India.

    Please help us to give a second chance

    Your £50 could go towards the cost of training a vet in Ranchi
    Your £25 could provide vital supplies and equipment to fund our neutering programmes in India
    Your £10 could help to fund an Education Officer to teach about animal welfare in local communities in India
    Your £5 could provide anti-rabies vaccines to help us stop the spread of the disease in Ranchi

    You can make a donation quickly and easily using the buttons below or by calling us on 020 8206 5870.

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    Thank you.

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    Caroline Yates, CEO

    PS Your donation really will help more street dogs like Babu gain a better quality of life.


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