Husna came to the VOSD Dog Sanctuary as a puppy four years ago after a hit-and-run accident smashed her upper jaw. Haider came from Raipur, thin as a stick, with the same problem. Tipu Sultan lived on the street before he came to us minus his upper jaw. Yadav came to us, unhappy and undernourished, missing half his upper jaw. Michael came to us as a two-month-old with most of his lower jaw missing from an accident. He’s two years’ old now. These are just five of the 750 rescued dogs who live permanently at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary in Bangalore. India.
The Sanctuary is not a shelter. Every dog has a name. All dogs are free within their 30+ enclosures in a 3.5 acre area. Each enclosure has an enclosed/ covered area, as well as a tree-lined open space. The enclosures have heaters during the winter, and individual water bodies for the dogs to jump into and cool off in summer. The dogs also enjoy a 1/4 acre artificial lake dubbed ‘the swimming pool’.
We have never put down a dog for reasons of space, costs, or problem behaviour. We fight for every single dog, providing them with the very best private veterinary treatment there is, and that’s the reason many have undergone complex surgeries and procedures. We aggressively treat life-threatening diseases like cancers, Distemper, and Parvovirus.
At 750 dogs currently, we now have the capacity for a thousand dogs.
We are privately funded, and receive no government funding at all. You can make a great difference by sponsoring these dogs for as little as Rs 2000 a month. Thank you!