“If only I had the time and money to take care of every stray dog that I come across!”
This is the story of every animal lover who comes across a stray dog that’s injured or sick or sometimes when they read articles that talk about overpopulation of strays creating a nuisance in the society. They need to repeatedly tell themselves that they can’t take on such responsibilities all the time.
Well, single-handedly, probably not every-time but you can surely consider crowdfunding! Here are 3 examples of when you can gather support from fellow animal lovers like yourself and help stray dogs:
When a stray dog is run over by a car
Stray animals often meet with road accidents. If you spot a dog who has managed to survive the impact after an accident, take them to the nearest veterinary clinic right away. Now we understand how the charges at the veterinary clinic after an accident can be pretty high – that’s when you turn to online crowdfunding! Set up a fundraiser on Ketto and explain what exactly you need money for. To understand this better, here’s Nischint’s fundraiser page, he’s a Viacom18 employee who managed to raise Rs. 1,45,201 for their resident dog ChamCham after she met with a horrible accident. He managed to raise so much with help from 79 animal lovers and now Chamcham has more than enough money to cover expenses of her surgery and post-op. Isn’t that beautiful?
When you want to feed strays in your neighbourhood
You probably carry treats for the stray dogs that come in your way but how long can you keep banking on this, right? How about going for something sustainable? Set up a fundraiser page and raise funds for a 6-month or yearlong supply of food for these strays. Create a plan of how many dogs you want to support, what you’re going to buy for them and how much do you want to raise. Let animal lovers in your area pitch in and help you make it happen!
When you want to sterilise dogs
According to studies, it is calculated that a fertile dog can produce two litters of 6 to 10 pups each in a year; that means that the female and her offspring can, theoretically, produce 67,000 unwanted dogs over a span of six years! Since all these strays don’t have pet parents, they don’t receive the right amount of care, nutrition or even love. You can partner with an NGO or animal shelter that takes care of sterilisation of dogs and raise funds for it. Vrinda, for example, partnered with World For All and took the responsibility of sterilising dogs. Her fundraiser raised Rs. 53,623 with support from 47 animal lovers.
Not just these, there are various causes you can raise funds for – in case you want to conduct adoption events, or if you want to put address tags on stray dogs in case they get lost, or if you want to support an NGO or animal shelter that does amazing work. Why do it alone, when you can take support from people who share the same feeling as you? Isn’t crowdfunding a beautiful way to make sure no stray dog is left unattended due to lack of funds?