Helping The Animals

The Best thing an individual can do to help animals is to spread more and more awareness. Also, he must himself know the First Aid and Animal Law Basics.

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First Aid

Maggoted wounds are most common to be seen in stray dogs. . With a little bit of learning and experience you can heal them yourselfs! Contact your local vet to teach you how to use injections and medicines. This is how we heal maggot wounds.

1) First of all put a leash in the neck to restrain the dog.

2) Then put some turpentine oil (medical not the paint one) directly on the wound and ensure that the whole of the wound is engorged with turpentine. If possible plug the wound with a cotton swab soaked in turpentine.

3) Then inject "Ivermectine" SC (Subcutaneous) 1ml per 50kg body weight. Please learn how to use injections from your vet.

4) A strong antibiotic should be given as well. Amikacin is a good choice. Give 100 mg to an adult IM (intramuscular) or SC (Subcutaneous).

5) Injection Ivermectin may be repeated after 48 hrs. and a third dose may be given after one week if required.Daily dose of anti biotic alongwith application of turpentine will help in healing the wound fast..

6) If the dog is aggressive you can calm him by using tranquilizers. Please dont use them unless you are experienced.

Deep seated maggoted wounds or wounds in ears, skull and some other portions of the body are almost impossible to heal especially if the patient is a stray. So the voice of humanity is EUTHANASIA (PTS). Call a doctor as early as possible.

10 ways to help animals

Hello to everyone

Well, many of us feel helpless at many situations when we want to help animals, but dont know how to. Here are some few ways in which you can help.

1) A lot of food is left over at home, parties, functions etc which can be given to the stray dogs and cows. Tell your friends too to do the same.

2) If you see any injured stray animal call the animal hospitals in your city. Store the phone no.s in your mobile so that they can be available at time of need. The animal help centres will arrive at the needed spot, you just need to be there so that the animal can be found easily by the help centre van

When you see an animal knocked over by a vehicle, get the number of the vehicle. Check the animal for signs of life. If possible, move him or her to safety and administer life-saving first aid. If you can take the animal to a veterinarian yourself, do so. If not, call an animal welfare organisation that has an ambulance. Once the animal is taken care of, file a complaint against the offender with the closest police station (IPC, Sections 428 and 429).

3) If you want to keep a pet, try for a stray dog, there is no difference between pedigree and stray dogs, just the name "stray"!! Infact strays are more intelligent than pedigree.

4) Awareness is a crucial step towards educating people on animal cruelties and animal help. This way the general public will be aware of the wide world of animals, the cruelties inflicted upon them so that they can raise their voice and help them. If we can make people understand that there is so much love these animals can give, and that animals also suffer like humans, and show visible emotions of pain and suffering,  then I am sure the world will be a much better place to live in. The key is to SEE and NOTICE and OBSERVE.

5) When you see a dog or cow being hit or stoned, be sure to inform the offender of the law and get him or her to stop. Should the abuse persist, register an FIR at the closest police station. Do not become discouraged if the police do not, at first, take you seriously. In many cases, they may not know the laws pertaining to animals. Be polite but firm. 

6) If the municipality in your area is still cruelly killing homeless dogs, make an appointment with the municipal commissioner. Inform the commissioner that it has been proven that cruelly killing dogs reduces neither their number nor the incidence of bites and rabies and that the courts have ruled that it is illegal to cruelly kill stray animals. The Animal Welfare Board of India has developed a set of guidelines for all municipalities directing the implementation of the Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme. If there is an animal welfare organisation in the area, urge it to take up the ABC programme. Should the municipality refuse to stop the cruel killing, 

7) It is illegal for a municipality to round up stray dogs and abandon them outside city limits, as it places them in circumstances likely to cause their death from starvation and thirst. Therefore, you should challenge this cruelty in court.

8) When you find cows or buffaloes on the street or tethered on public pavements, ask those nearby if anyone knows their owner or the dairy to which they belong. Inform the owner that it is illegal to allow cows to wander. If the owner does not have enough space to keep the cows comfortable or the means to feed them, file a complaint with the municipality asking that the cows be sent to a suitable shelter. Cows and buffaloes left on the street are often hit by cars and die from eating plastic bags, broken glass and other trash.

9) If you notice cows or other animals with burn marks, usually on their rumps, near particular fruit and vegetable markets, it is probable that the vegetable sellers throw acid on the animals to drive them away from their stalls. If there is a market association, approach the head and inform her or him of the law (IPC, Sections 428 and 429). Request that all vegetable vendors be warned against this practice. Inform the police station in the area to keep an eye out for such violations.

10) If you know of any research institute that is using animals, ask for the source of the animals. If you suspect the animals have been taken from the street or a pound or that the animals are being abused, contact the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).

In the meantime, file a case with the police.

Spreading Awareness

1. we can make presentations for schools, for kids and adults, one can take help from peta india, they are doing this in many states

2. we can write articles for newspapers, magazines, school magazines, etc and send by mail to our friends too. If you want articles you can copy them from this website. I will keep on uploading more articles. Here's the link:

http://animal-welfare.webs.com/articles.htm

3. we can make posters on any issue related to animal welfare and put them outside vets clinic, in societies, for rwa's, schools, colleges etc.

4. we can make stickers like "go vegetarian" and get copies of them and put them on back of our cars

This Article Covers:

  • First Aid
  • 10Ways to Help Animals
  • Spreading Awareness