A large number of community animals are presented to our medical team at the hospital as OPD patients. Once inside the hospital premises, our skilled veterinarians diagnose the patients and prescribe further treatment – for both the OPD patients as well as the animals brought in by our rescue team.
An animal may recuperate with us for a week to three months, depending on its recovery rate. The most common afflictions include broken spine and limbs, skin diseases, infected and maggoted wounds, distemper, parvo, and heat stroke, among others. Procedures that we conduct regularly at a subsidised cost (or free of charge) include:
We try to perform animal birth control surgeries on every animal (age and health permitting) before they are returned to their territory or adopted. All animals are inoculated before release. Sterilization and inoculation is the most widely accepted method of rabies control internationally. An additional positive outcome of this is reduced human hostility towards community animals.
Fostering and adoption are two other aspects of our rehabilitation process. The details of any rescued animal that cannot be returned back to its territory are immediately handed over to our adoption coordinator. The latter plans the fostering and subsequent adoption procedures for the animal, while the animal recuperates at the hospital. We conduct detailed house checks before deciding on a prospective foster/adoptive family when they fill out the related questionnaires. Once the adoption is successful, the family and the animal are closely monitored for as long as six months to two years.