Injured on the railway track, Sara’s leg showed 8 inches of blackened bone.
Vivienne Choudhary had not seen “such a horrible injury” before, and to make matters worse, all three of Sara’s young were weak and in bad shape. If not for In Defense of Animals India (IDA), Sara may still be roaming the streets and none of her pups would have survived. Today, Sara may have lost a leg but is more agile than her other four-legged friends. And even though only one of her pups survived, he’s grown into a handsome pooch who loves his mother.
Established in 1996, this non-profit organisation helps more than 1,000 animals every month. Vendant Jewani, a volunteer at IDA, felt a strong urge to help the dogs in light of the increased cruelty cases. “People hit the dogs for no rhyme or reason,” he adds.
International studies show that ill-treatment of animals is closely associated with domestic abuse and violent crimes. So, it’s no surprise that IDA takes mistreatment of animals very seriously. Their work includes not just the rescue and rehabilitation of abused domestic animals, but also wildlife.
In a country rampant with animal abuse due to the lack of effective laws, stray dogs become easy targets for cruelty cases. Find out what you can do to help – especially if you’re in Mumbai or Delhi. And if you are keen to find out how you can be part of the efforts (and get letters from Sara!), check out the video and full story at Our Better World – telling stories of good to inspire action.