The face of poverty for humans and animals. I walked the street of this village and was brought to tears. The people are in constant struggle to survive and the animals they love and care so deeply for are what now haunts my dreams. Many are loved but can not be cared for. The ones that are loved have off springs that are now the street animals, making their own off springs in this hideous situation. This is a guaranteed life of misery and suffering till there untimely death of disease, starvation or plain human ignorance and cruelty.
As we arrived back from a little lunch the bags of puppies where left for us, 18 puppies in total. They were the wonderful little bundles of love that we all just gush over but the sadness is they will all be put down as no one want them. I can not look at puppies the same way again. My heart is broken and feel more driven than before. As the ones that we did not get were in every nook and cranny. I never got more than a city block before I had to quit looking. The little cries of puppies coming from everywhere is calling to the part of me that loves them and want to hold them and cuddle them. Then the reality of what will happen to all of these little babies then caught me totally of guard and my stomach began to turn. I had to stop looking for them and holding them. I had to walk away. Now I live with this, to walk away from suffering. I pray you all never know this feeling.
I came home with two dogs as that is all I can bring back. To know what I can do is a drop in the ocean. But everything in this world started with a drop in the ocean and then more drops and till there was a buck full. Soon the clouds open and the change will begin. Not everyone can jump a plane and fly to a struggling county, frankly I don't think they want us to. But to get involved in a world wide problem is something we all can do. I did not know what I was doing, I just knew I had to do something no matter how small. I was very miss guided in the beginning. I now have direction and focus. And will push on and I pray that I can reach others who will get involved. We all have something that touches us and makes us want to help, the causes in this would are infinite but for those of you that share my passion I hope you will get involved. I welcome any conversation on this problem and please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org. To do nothing is the biggest part of the problem.
Spay and neuter campaigns can put a dent in the cycle of over population. It is a start, there are vets there that are willing to help but the funds to keep these campaigns up and educating the people is a huge beginning to this problem. Here we pay upwards to 300.00 for a spay or neuter depending on where we live. There they can be performed for as little as 15.00 per pet. In one campaign one vet and two students perform 115 surgeries. This will put a big dent in the population of pets in this village. It is not enough but for those who love there pets it was more than a blessing.