Radha Surabhi Goshala

The Radha Surabhi Goshala (www.radhasurabhi.com) is a goshala (cow shelter) for abandoned, injured and sick street cows, located in a small village called Radha Kund in Uttar Pradesh, India. The goshala is run by Ms. Sudevi from Germany with a few local helpers to assist her in the daily tasks of feeding and giving medical attention. Many of the cows that reside at the goshala have leg injuries and have learnt to balance or walk on three legs. There are also cows that are paralyzed and supported on specialized cow slings several hours a day to ensure they are upright to help blood circulation. With no medical knowledge prior to the goshala, Sudevi has learnt how to put bandages, clean wounds and straighten broken legs, as there are no vets in the vicinity. There are always between 40 and 50 cows under treatment or surgery. Sudevi doesn't want to refuse any suffering cow that is brought to her. Because of this, she receives between 1 and 3 injured or sick cows every day and the number of cows is always increasing. At present there are about 450 cows in her goshala. When the number of cows becomes too large for her to maintain, she gives away the healthy cows she can't care for to a nearby goshala where cows are also properly taken care of. The most special part of the goshala is the barn where cows who do not have much longer left to live, reside. The Maha-Mantra (sacred vedic texts) chants are played the entire day on a sound system and the cows leave their bodies listening to these sacred chants.

The Happy Foundation is trying to raise funds for a cow sling (US$1500, Rs70,000) for the paralysed cows at Radha Surabhi Goshala. A cow sling offers some sort of quality of life for these cows who are otherwise unable to stand on their own. Sudevi will not put any cow down as she believes that all living creatures have the right to live out the rest of their natural lives and does not want to interfere with the natural order of life. We are also helping them raise funds for a cow ambulance (US$20,000, Rs.900,000). This will enable Sudevi to quickly collect injured cows off the streets in the Mathura area and provide them the care required as quickly as possible. In addition to that, she also needs funds for the daily running of the goshala such as food, medicines and salaries for the workers. This link is a 40 minute video on the Radha Surabhi Goshala. It gives you a very good idea on the daily running of it. You may need to copy and paste the link on to your browser to watch it. http://krishnatube.com/video/699/Indias-Holy-Cow-Becoming-Extinct

 

Paralysed cow kept in a cow sling for a few hours each day to help blood circulation
This cow had this front leg amputated and now walks around on 3 legs
   
 
Animal Home New Delhi

Kalyani Animal Welfare Foundation (www.kalyani.org.in) is building a different kind of animal shelter where animals are free to roam about during the day, given proper meals, groomed when required and full medical care when they fall ill or hurt themselves. Their focus will be on providing for the abandoned, old and diseased animals that others do not give a second look to or would consider their lives not worth saving. 

The trustees have worked very hard on creating and designing a shelter that sees the comfort of the animals residing there with separate sections for diseased animals, healthy animals, pregnant animals, elderly animals and recently abandoned animals as they all have different needs. They have also planned the spaces so that 60% of the space will be an open area for the dogs to run around freely and to play. The shelter will also include a vet clinic with a fully equipped operation theatre and boarding facility to help generate financial support to run the animal home.

The Happy Foundation has agreed to help support the construction of one dog house that will be able to home 20 dogs and consists of sleeping spaces for the 20 dogs, a small room for their caregiver, amenities such as fans, heaters, lights and other furniture required for the comfort of the dogs.  
We need your help to raise Rs.200,000 (US$4,400) to make this dog house a reality.

 
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