54 Nehru Nagar Agra - 282002  : Phone (+91) 562 255093, 2520140
Website - www.pfa-agra.org : Email - suratprasad@gmail.com
 

THE STORY OF KITES    

 

                 About 9 months ago, during the month of August in 2011, a sensitive samaritan brought a kite to our shelter. He informed us that he found the kite lying on the road, being attacked by the dogs. He took pity on the bird, picked it up and brought it to PFA Agra

                 We performed a complete examination and found out that the feather on the right side was totally damaged and was not in a position to be healed completely. Unfortunately this meant that the kite might never be able to fly again. All we could do was carry out supportive therapy to bring it out of its current weak and emaciated condition. This we did for about a month or so and finally it was strong enough, but as expected, unable to fly. Consequently we had to keep the bird in a room so as to protect it from other dogs in our shelter.

                 About a month ago we again received two more kites in a similar condition. One was suffering from diarrhoea and the other was electrocuted. The one which was electrocuted was unable to fly. The other one was able to fly but only short distances and low heights. Since we dont have a bird enclosure yet in our shelter, we again had to leave these birds in a room with the other kite. Now there were 3 kites in one room.

                We felt quite sad and miserbale by the fact that these birds, who are used to soaring high in the sky in open air, were now confined to one room. We HAD to do something about it.

                In our attempt to help these birds, we called the doctors of the wildlife sanctuary in Keetham, Agra. We explained to them our cases and asked them if we could leave them there with them as they are all specialised wildlife doctors, and they would be better equipped to rehabilitate these birds. Thankfully, they agreed to help out.

               We took the birds there and left them in a bird enclosure, in open air. The birds felt quite calm and relaxed and this made us happy and relieved.

               Today, out of the 3 kites, one has completely healed and has been released. The other two kites are being looked after by the doctors and hopefully, maybe, one day they may fly. Wishful thinking, but who knows, there is always hope...

 

Small miracles like these, knowing that a life was saved, give us a sense of fulfilment, which gives us strength to move on and continue with our work. This would not been possible if it weren't for your donations. You are as much a rescuer of these kites as any of us. This is how your donations to PFA Agra are making a difference in the lives of stray animals, who otherwise would have died agonizing deaths, with no one to look after them or care for them. There are many more out there waiting to be rescued and who need our attention and care...Please help us help THEM!!

 
TREATMENT DATA OF JUN
 
 ABC Operations  :  03
 Animals treated  :  672

 
TOTAL ANIMALS RESIDING IN THE SHELTER AS OF JUN
 
 Monkeys   :  04   
 Cats         :   02
 Donkeys   :   02
 Cows        :   17
 Buffaloes :   NIL
 Horses      :   NIL
 Dogs        :   52
 Birds        :   01
 Goats       :   02

TOTAL EXPENDITURE IN JUN
 
 Medicine : INR 23,903/-
 Food        : INR 6,835/-
 Salary      : INR 44,500/-
DONATIONS RECEIVED IN JUN
 
 India      :  INR 38,350 /- 
 Europe   :  NIL
 America :  NIL

SPONSOR A DOG
 
Mrs. Nishka Bajaj from UAE has sponsored two dogs from our shelter - POMPOM (story released in our previous newsletter) and RANI. They are both blind. Mrs. Bajaj will be paying INR 2000 a month (@INR 1000 per dog per month) for their food and will also pay for any treatment they might need. Currently they need an eye operation to remove their cataract so that they can see again. We thank Mrs. Bajaj for her offer. Pompom and Rani are lucky to have found someone who is willing to care for them.
In case one of you is interested in sponsoring a dog from our shelter, please do contact us. Currently we are busy constructing the webpage of all the dogs available for sponsoring. Until then, we can always send you the pictures of all the dogs in our shelter in a word document from which you can choose. We hope many of you will come forward and touch a soul who has suffered a lot and is in need of help and love.


 
A page from the life of PFA Agra
 
 
  • Prior to Zoonosis day, 6 camps were organized to vaccinate anti-rabies vaccine, to the street dogs. This programme will continue throughout the month of July in various places in Agra 
  • Maneka Gandhi has donated a three-wheeler ambulance to PFA Agra. We thank her for her help and generosity.
  • Nagar Nigam has finally decided to allot INR 5,00,000 (5 lakhs) to PFA Agra for ABC programme. We shall  be getting this money in two installments of INR 2,50,000 each. Finally, ABC operations can be resumed again
  • In our previous newsletter, we were asking for donations to help us buy fodder for the cattle in our shelter. We have finally managed to buy the same for the whole year.

How YOU can help us
  • Forwarding our e-Newsletter to people who care for animals
  • Asking people to subscribe to our e-Newsletter either by sending us a mail directly or via our website (http://www.pfa-agra.org/e-newsletter)
  • Collecting a small monthly donation in your locality from people who want to donate
  • Forwarding our e-Newsletter to organisations in your area who donate for the cause of animals
  • Telling people about our organisation
  • Inviting people to look at our website (www.pfa-agra.org)
  • Sending us a list of people who are willing to donate INR 150 - 600 (~2.5-10 euros) per month. Even if we have 400 people willing to donate INR 1800 per year (~30 euros per year) at the rate of INR 150 per month (~2.50 euros per month), majority of our expenditure in the shelter will be met.