On October 12th of 2014, super cyclone Hudhud hit areas of India in unimaginable ways. Sadly, the staff and volunteers woke up to the shelter and cattle shed at the Visakha Society for the Protection and Care of Animals severely damaged. The infrastructure at the Kindness Farm and Shelter where over 1800 rescued animals reside was destroyed - roofs ripped from shelters, flooding and animals left without proper homes and vet care.
The VSPCA (Visakha Society for the Protection and Care of Animals) is an animal welfare organization based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh that was founded on 30 June 1996. It runs numerous programs for the rescue, protection, care and treatment of all kinds of animals, both domestic and wild. VSPCA’s mission is to save and protect animals, to promote an environment that is an oasis without suffering, to teach humane lifestyle and farming throughout India.
Although the VSPCA is very skilled at preparing for these types of disasters and made all arrangements to protect the animals, there was no way of accounting for the structural damage and displacement they now face. They are trying hard to keep the animals dry and fed with the roofs blown away, to keep the critical cases monitored and to keep feeding all the animals amongst the heavy food cost inflation due to shortages for everyone.
VSPCA needs to rebuild the animals' homes to make them stronger and better. They are the are the only organization rescuing injured animals over 1000 miles of coast land and will continue to do so because of your support through an Emergency Shelter Support Grant.
The VSPCA currently has over 1500 large and small rescued animals in their two shelters. They have provided spay and neuter procedures, as well as vaccines and health checks to more than 100,000 street dogs. The population of street dogs in this area is smaller, healthier and ever shrinking as a result of their wonderful efforts.