In the beginning . . . . . .
In 1999, in response to the barbaric method of randomly shooting stray dogs in the streets, a group of animal lovers came together to find ways to alleviate their suffering
and to reduce their numbers. Thus was born the volunteer-led Goa Animal Welfare Trust.
Our animal welfare programmes now include weekly Anti-Rabies Camps, Puppy Adoption Camps, a daily Walk-in Clinic at our Centre, weekly Community visits by our Mobile Veterinary Clinic and a Schools Education Programme. Active participation in the government-sponsored Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme has seen us sterilise more than 12,000 animals since 2003, contributing significantly to a reduction in the stray dog population.
Our popular Boarding Kennels, will welcome and take care of your pets when you need us to. They will have loving care and attention, in a busy, animal-centred environment. Call us to book an appointment.
Our youngest volunteer, Raj, comforts a young pup at an Anti-Rabies Camp.
We run nearly 40 Anti-Rabies Camps in villages throughout south Goa between September and April. Since 2003 we have vaccinated more than 35,000 animals.
Now, 13 years later . . . . . . we are about to open the first Animal Laboratory in south Goa. This has been made possible through an initial generous donation from Dr Ashok Sharma which helped us buy a microscope and centrifuge. Further donations through Friends of GAWT have helped with the design and building of the laboratory.
Dr Niceta, our Vet, who specialises in Pathology, is fully qualified for this new area of work, and is already using the new equipment. Results are available promptly and treatment can be started immediately.
However, to complete the necessary diagnostic profile, we urgently need to raise a further Rs/ 1+ lakh or £1,500+ to purchase a Sonogram, and test tubes and racks. Will you help us with this last step? Any sum, however big or small you are able to donate will allow us to complete the setting up of the laboratory to carry out this life-saving work. It’s a huge step for us in terms of animal welfare and we hope you feel able to support us.
Our active participation in the government-sponsored Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme has seen us sterilise more than 12,000 animals since 2003, contributing significantly to a reduction in the stray dog population. If you see a dog with a V cut into one ear, you know it has visited us, and is now happy, healthy and sterilised.
Although we get a small grant from the Government, almost all of our work is funded through donations from the public, which help us to continue with our essential animal welfare programmes. Any donation you can make will be much appreciated.