(so that we can guide you to the correct Donation Portal. Thank you for your cooperation!)
I AM AN
*Indian Donors = Individuals who are currently Indian Citizens, irrespective of origin
*International Donors = Individuals who are Non-Indian Citizens or of Foreign Nationality
Your contributions help us rescue, rehabilitate and treat wild canids like Jackals, Foxes ad Wolves in Maharashtra as well as reunite several pups with their mothers to prevent them from becoming orphans.
The landscape around Pune is home to a variety of wild canids that are increasingly coming in contact with humans due to the rapid urbanisation and shifts in agricultural patterns. As a result, we are seeing a steady rise in the number of Jackals, Foxes and Wolves being admitted to RESQ Wildlife TTC owing to frequent road accidents, falling in open wells, electrocution and being caught in poaching traps. When called upon to rescue such animals, the RESQ team provides a quick response to extract the animal from such situations and any minor injuries or superficial wounds are treated onsite by the RESQ Vets. Those that sustain major injuries or require further medical care are admitted to the RESQ Wildlife TTC where appropriate medical attention and post-operative care are provided to such animals. Some of these also require meticulous rehabilitation while they recuperate.
As these animals compete for food with free-ranging dogs in these human-dominated landscapes they are also exposed to infectious diseases like Canine Distemper Virus(CDV) and Rabies. Such animals are immediately rescued and quarantined to avoid the spread of these diseases further. Most of the wild canids like Wolves ad Jackals are social and regularly interact with other animals an infectious disease like CDV or Rabies spreads within in no time, wiping out the whole pack completely.
Orphaned pups found during harvesting is another scenario where the RESQ team intervenes when called upon by the local Forest Department and every effort is made to reunite the pups with their mother immediately in the first couple of days from the time they are discovered. In some cases of a failed reunion, such orphan pups are raised and rehabilitated with an exhaustive list of rehabilitation milestones for 6-8 months after which depending upon their progress, they are released back into a suitable habitat.
On average, it costs us Rs. 2,000 to conduct a reunion for a pup and its mother which includes amounts for our teams to respond swiftly and pup care until they are reunited. For an orphan that is under rehabilitation with us, it costs us an average of Rs. 4,000 per month which includes their special nutrition feeds, veterinary care and rehabilitation supplies and care items until release.