Remember, the dog that peacefully lay under your deck bed, enjoying your company on the beach, is an individual with his own little character, he will be living off scraps from the restaurants and the kindness of visitors in the tourist season; and he will face hardship and possibly starvation in the monsoon season!
Aims and Objectives
To rid Goa and India of all unnecessary suffering endured by countless beach dogs and cats. Our priority is to sterilize all dogs, so that eventually the "stray dog" situation is eliminated humanely, and not by "culling" as is done in some other parts of the world. In the meantime, we feed these dogs in the monsoon when food is scarce and we give them medicine for worms and skin problems. We collect stray dogs once a week and take them to International Animal Rescue who sterilize them for free, we also are available to help in emergency situations when animals have been wounded, or young animals abandoned.
The Chairman had been helping the strays of north Goa beaches for eight years, organizing feeding for starving and malnourished beach packs in the monsoon, giving medicine and taking animals for sterilization. After seeing the huge job she was doing alone, a group of concerned friends in North Goa quickly founded this non-profit charity organisation in May 2009, to help her and the strays and spread awareness of the situation of these vulnerable animals who are trying to survive on the beaches we love. In the monsoon season, from May to October, when the tourists leave and the shacks are pulled down, the dogs are left on the beach, starving and hungry, and everyone say ‘these are not my dogs’… GDT steps in to help and organizes some food for them so they don’t starve. We must not forget, these dogs have befriended and protected hundreds of tourists and shack owners, and are excellent in controlling the rat population on the beach and deterring potential thieves.
We identify animals in need and do what we can to help them.
This can involve:
GDT is running as a completely non-profit charity, which is funded by donation alone. It is only through these essential donations that we can ensure our continued efforts to stabilize Goa’s animal population and give these animals dignified lives free of suffering.
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