In India, where more than 20,000 dogs die because of rabies every year and the condition of the stray dog is pathetic, meet Sulakshmi Dasgupta popularly known as DogMa because of her undying passion and love for the street dogs.
Sulakshmi Dasgupta is one of the rarest mother’s residing in New Delhi who has been personally feeding over 500 stray dogs for over 15 years. Popularly known as DogMa, she has given names to every single stray dog. Sulakshmi sets an example for being a woman, who can be aptly described as the true epitome of social service.
Right from early morning, she starts to cook over 250 Kgs of rice, boiled vegetables and meat. After 4 -5 hours of meal preparation, she along with her 6 volunteers, drive all across the major localities of south Delhi like Chittaranjan Park, Kalkaji, G.K-I , G.K-II, Govindpuri and Okhla to personally feed these 500 strays 365 days a year. There can’t be a day in the whole year that the dogs can go hungry. Be it a bandh or a public holiday, the dogs have to get their share of meals.
Giving food to the street dogs is not the only responsibility she has taken upon herself, she also keeps a check on the sick dogs and the weak dogs regularly to ensure that they get their share of meals and medicines. Sulakshmi takes care of the vaccination and neutering with the help and guidance from certified veterinarians. Then there are approx 50 accident cases – which are to be reported, taken to the veterinarians, and fostered till they are healthy enough to live an independent life. Dogs are provided with veterinary services like X-rays and operations. Besides this, she tries to find homes for the newborn.
Sulakshmi Dasgupta has support from her husband Pinaki Dasgupta for feeding stray dogs and taking care of them. She has started a Feed Strays Program, registered under the name of The Swargsaathi Charitable Trust, wherein she wishes to build a sustainable model to structure sheltered home providing all the veterinary help required for the dogs. She has also launched her program on a newly launched crowdfunding platform www.desiredwings.com/feedstrays to share her story among the people and raise funds. This is a must if her mission has to be further sustained in the longer run.
If you wish to help for this noble cause and let Sulakshmi keep going to reach out to the strays then support her by contributions or donating for her trust. You can personally meet or contact Sulakshmi at the below-mentioned details.
Or contact her at +91-9910576883