May 2016: Emergency appeal to get us through a difficult time
Dear well-wishers and supporters,
We at VSPCA are enduring a very challenging and frustrating period, which may be even more difficult than when we were debilitated by last year’s Cyclone Hudhud. This is because while we have reached a stage where we have gained the highest of respect from the local government and occupy a pivotal position where we are able to make some major changes for the betterment of India’s animals, we are simultaneously in an extremely tight financial situation which is severely hampering our efforts. This is primarily due to the sad and sudden passing of one of our biggest benefactors, and the resulting difficulties in settling her estate.
This unfortunate situation has made it very difficult for us to move on with our innovative projects and highly -successful campaigns. With your ongoing and generous support, we have been able to regroup and re-strategize so that our most important programmes and rescue efforts continue to the best of our ability. We continue to work hard to save as many as possible, as you have likely seen through our frequent Facebook updates and email newsletters, and we are staying on-top of the issues that arise day in and out. Your kind words and support have been our major inspiration and continue to buoy our spirits and confidence in going forward.
This appeal is our last effort to get us through this difficult phase, and we hope that you will stand with us in whatever way you can – as you have generously in the past - and help us continue to help both our shelter animals and those we have yet to reach.
Below we present to you the essential minimum requirements our efforts need on an ongoing basis, and we kindly ask that you use them to determine how you might support us.
Daily feed expenses for shelter animals
|Dry hay for 710 cattle||3 tonnes per day @
|Green grass for 710 cattle||11 tonnes per day @
|Concentrated feed for 710 cattle||1.4 tonnes per day @
Rs. 725/45kg bag
|Dog feed for 300 shelter dogs||
Rs. 25 per day, per dog
|Cat feed for an average of 150 shelter cats||Rs. 30 per day, per cat||4500||70|
|Feed for 45 pigeons||Rs. 15 per day, per pigeon||1464||23|
|Feed for 55 parrots||Rs. 10 per day, per parrot||550||9|
|Feed for 8 rabbits||Rs. 10 per day, per rabbit||80||2|
|Feed for 91 emus||Rs. 20 per day, per emu||1820||28|
|Fees for 6 horses||Rs. 70 per day, per horse||420||6|
|Feed for 6 monkeys||Rs. 20 per day, per monkey||120||2|
|Feed for 82 star tortoises||Rs. 10 per day, per tortoise||820||13|
|Feed for 64 ducks, turkeys, and chickens||Rs. 10 per day, per fowl||640||11|
|Feed for 3 pigs||Rs. 40 per day, per pig||120||2|
|Total daily feed expense||105,709||1652|
Feed which we require to feed the shelter animals: rice, wheat, dall, vegetables, pedigree, tomatoes, carrots, beans, okra, corn, papayas, pomegranates, peas, ground nuts, horse gram. also any kind of food biscuits, special cattle feed, dry hay, dry grass, or green grass.
Materials required for shelter maintenance : used materials such as doors, windows, newspaper, clothes, mugs, buckets, spades, broom sticks, hardware, material computer, printers, electrical materials, helmets, gumboots, rain coats, stationary materials, mesh, wood, drums, hosepipes, covering sheets, and any other kind building material.
We are very grateful to your continued faith and support and ask you to be an active part of our efforts for the animals in distress. For frequent updates and links to many of the above stories please check our Facebook and Twitter feeds.