Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) starts the drive to feed street dogs across the city facing starvation due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. This feeding drive takes around five hours to feed over 300 street dogs at 30 feeding spots.
They has formed 2 teams with 4 persons in each team who have been allotted feeder passes and vehicle passes by Vadodara Municipal Corporation. The teams are reaching to highways, main roads and other such areas which are not covered by community feeders and the government. They leave by 6am every morning and carry (food & water), injections and medicines with them and have installed 17 food and water containers so far in different areas.
The team is using an online form to keep track of the locations about the dogs, how many at each location and how many feeding spots are in each location. During the outreach, the dogs are also being treated for wounds and skin infections.
The complaints which are life threatening for street dogs and communities are also being responded by HSI/India’s dog management team. Through its community engagement program, “Abhay Sankalp” HSI/India is in touch with 100 feeders in Vadodara who are feeding over 460 dogs and encouraging to maintain the hygiene protocols. HSI/India has also circulated a form to its 129 Abhay Sankalp signed up societies who want to help with feeding, food and funds.