Animal Welfare Initiatives
Animal welfare and stopping cruelty to animals and with rehabilitation efforts are IEERD”s major concerns only. The animals are also important as human beings and they also have the Rights and Privileges to live in this world peacefully and healthy. But the district Praksam, which has forests and animals at large and domestic animals too, which often being haunted, hurt, met with accidents and killed. And though there are animal welfare and protective Acts and Laws, none of the people know about them even the butchers and sellers. Hence, we create awareness on the same and extend support services even with rehabilitation, in-shelter treatments too.
So Far Achievements
Animal Welfare and Rehabilitation Programme (“Giving hope and shelter to the abandoned animals”)
We have rescued, sterilized, vaccinated and rehabilitated more than 890 distressed stray dogs affected by these severe and ferocious cyclones, mostly coming from different parts of Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. These distressed stray dogs were affected by cyclones. They are mostly from different parts of the Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. We have provided these animals with medicines, food, shelter and water even after cyclone.
In other parts of the Andhra Pradesh State, we have rescued, sterilized, vaccinated and rehabilitated more than 300 distressed stray dogs affected by these severe and ferocious cyclones, mostly coming from different parts of Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh. We have provided these animals with medicines, food, shelter and water even after cyclone.
Nature's Ranch and Haven
It is the exclusive home for the animal runs by IEERD at Addanki, Prakasam AP State. Though its main objective is to provide treatment, care and rehabilitation to the animals, IEERD envisages a special focus to this home which is also beneficial for the rural poorest of poor communities for their income, livelihood and agriculture needs. The NRH has presently 40 crossbred buffaloes which are now ready for delivery being nurtured. The 40 animals have been rescued from the slaughters while they were carrying them in a lorry to other states for meat purposes. On finding them in such a suffering stage without food, care and even water, we approached them and communicated the legal entitlements if they do so. Noticing that some of the buffaloes are of good for a second or even a third time insemination and delivery, paying them amount they asked we resourced the animals and brought them to NRH. After bringing them with proper care, food and medical treatments, we inseminate them for breeding. Now the healthy animals of NRH are ready for delivery within two to two-half months. After delivery, we supply the calves to the poor families for rearing for a very minimal amount, which is affordable for them easily. The dairy owners and the rich people buy high breed animals which are high milk yielding and keep them for only one breeding and after the milk yielding finishes they simply sell them to slaughters irrespective of thinking for a second breeding due to a wrong-conception that animals will have no milk yielding as of the first time, costly maintenance, risk factors etc. But in reality these are utterly mistakes! Dairy and other people are rich they pay whatever the cost. It badly affects the poor people to occupy even one calf of the high breed for more milk and yielding.
Hence IEERD buys such good animals which are sold to slaughters and develop them in the NRH and the calves are being supplied to the poor families. So that, each poor family, who is with very limited resources, can occupy high breed animals by a meager amount. This is the service since beginning of the home in 2009 IEERD does for the poor families. And we also supply the manure to the poor families for their agro-needs for an eco-farmer friendly cultivation, healthy crops and chemical-free produces! The income from NRH now is enough for only 5% of total need. Hence solicit working support, capital support, financial aid, creative ideas and all towards the functioning, scaling-up and supply of improved variety breeds to poor families to make their dream come true so to promising monthly income source and livelihood. After 1 to 3 years the initiative will be sustainable as the number increases and spreads.