VSPCA Rescuing Animals in India
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org


Visakha Society for the Protection of Animals (VSPCA)
December 2009

VSPCA is committed to rescuing ALL animals, providing life-long sanctuary for over 1000 animals...and all the while promoting veganism!

It's been a year of hardship and achievement. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Animal birth control (ABC) for dogs and protection for cats steadily increasing to outlying areas, cattle protection, sea turtle protection, wildlife rescues and shelter activities. (Our vets perform 20-40 spay/neuter operations daily.)
  • Improving our education programs with the breakthrough in conducting awareness / education to over 3000 police cadets members and also school children.
  • Teams for protecting street cats and parrots from poachers setup on a permanent basis.
  • Huge disaster relief effort for the worst flood in Andhra Pradesh in 100 years for animals and for people too (school children received sweaters).
  • New cat shelter and new horse sheds built
  • Successful but laborious and exhausting treatment of Foot and Mouth Disease afflicting our shelter animals.
  • "Vegan Meals To The Poorest of The Poor" program to feed people a meal a day. This is to supplement the diet of the street people who also routinely share their food with the street animals, mostly dogs. These people are already living on the roads with no shelter or possessions. The least we can do is try and feed them as well.

Below are only a few of the animals rescued in 2009!

Bhim was greatly injured by a huge sword thrown from a butcher's shop. He is recovering and will stay with us.

Chintu is a Rhesus monkey seized from the "owner" who kept her locked away without much food. She is cute, nice and extremely loving. We will look for a group of Rhesus monkeys to be her new family but for now she needs our help.

A fool left this sweetie in a drain to die, a good person rang us up to come and save him.

Little was found nearly dead by the Beach Road, probably hit by a car. He has made a full recovery and due to his darling and friendly nature he is a real favorite and may become one of our Dr. Paw dogs.

It is an ongoing battle to help cows in India. These are just a few of the most recently rescued cows, who will live out their lives at the sanctuary.

This python was seized from a man who kept the snake confined in a bag unless the snake was “performing.” After receiving a good bill of health, the python was released. Volunteers found another python whose mouth had been stitched shut. After the stitches were removed and a checkup validated he was in good health, he was also released into the wild.

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