There are an estimated 12 million street dogs in India and a higher count of abandoned dairy cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs, monkeys, birds and reptiles that get caught up in conflicts, in our urban jungles across the nation.

It is a well-documented fact, that the animal care facilities in our country are over-burdened and struggling. They're either under-staffed or caught within bureaucratic red-tape, while the number of street animals in distress continues to grow.

Looking for an alternative model that could be more sustainable, FIAPO propagates an on-site first-aid program, which is more cost-effective, requires lesser resources than a shelter and can provide timely aid to almost 70% of the cases that need assistance, without having to displace the animals from their homes.

The First-Aid Programme has so far worked wonders in Varanasi and Indore, where FIAPO-led organizations are covering over 70% of the city through first aid. The model has enabled our volunteers to treat animals with wounds, skin ailments, maggot infections and small injuries where they live, enabling them to also heal much faster and escape the infections of a shelter; saving time and considerable resources which can otherwise be utilized by shelters to tend to more critical cases.

The Programme ensures:

  1. Mobilization of Volunteers
  2. Creation of Community care-takers( including local tea stall owners, auto drivers , guards and the like) who are charged with the duty of being vigilant about the injured animals in their area
  3. Regular First-Aid training to maintain/improve the quality of First-Aid administered

With the tremendous success of the model backing us, we are now expanding the programme to include more cities across India. On-site First Aid treatment is not only great for animals but is also one of the strongest ways to ensure, that a positive relationship is fostered between communities and their resident animals, ultimately leading to the alleviation of the overarching problem of human-animal conflict.

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