Resident Dogs at IDA India Are Getting a Special Room Too!
Our Deonar Center in Mumbai is the permanent home to 78 dogs, including 18 blind dogs, who have a very large room. It used to have furniture, but that was difficult to keep clean.
Soon, they’ll have a broad ledge running around the room, and the front of the room will have a higher one, where some of them love to sit. The walls will have white tiles, and two large windows will be added in the back for good light and better ventilation.
We currently have a few dog cots that we’ll keep for the dogs who prefer to lounge on those. It will also have a new ceiling and ceiling fans to help keep them cool in the summer.
While there are blind and special needs dogs here, who have their own ward and garden, many are perfectly healthy and have been dumped by people who brought them into the outpatient department or just left them at the gate. Others have been admitted by people using false addresses who can’t be contacted, so we’ve changed our policy to prevent this from happening.
We’ve also started taking steps to help find homes for the younger ones, and are working with a trainer to help get them ready.
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