Our vision at Nishabd is to provide a safe and cruelty free environment for street dogs wherein their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is recognized. We understood from early on that in order to turn this vision into a concrete reality active participation of community members is a must. Keeping this in mind we have conducted various drives to spread awareness about the plight of our furry friends on the street. The motive behind these awareness drives and campaigns is to get the community to engage in animal welfare activities and increase sensitivity.
Rabies is a fatal disease for both humans and dogs easily preventable with an anti-rabies vaccine. In spite of this it remains a low public health priority in India. The fear of contracting rabies from stray dogs is a huge factor in individuals avoiding or being fearful of engaging in animal welfare work. In order to combat this Nishabd along with the help of volunteers conducted a free rabies vaccination drive in the Delhi NCR region. Through such vaccination we encourage people to bring in more and more pets and stray dogs for vaccination against rabies and also create awareness regarding the importance of proper vaccination of dogs.
Young children are impressionable, at Nishabd we believe that engaging with the youngsters is an important step in raising adults who are not only sensitive to stray dogs but who will also proactively work towards their welfare. The prime focus of these awareness drives is to provide a space where the children can engage with the stray dogs in a positive and meaningful way. We have conducted more than 60 awareness camps so far in different schools in Delhi NCR region the children took a pledge to not harm street dogs and fed stray dogs in an around their school under the supervision of their teachers.
Food and water are basic necessities of every living creature. Stray dogs are even deprived of these basic necessities making it tougher for them to survive. The campaign is conducted periodically in the Delhi NCR region at various locations. We place earthen bowls filled with water in different locations so that the dogs can quench their thirst especially in summers so that they don’t get dehydrated. Through this campaign we connect with the people in the community creating a sense of responsibility and increasing sensitivity towards street dogs.
Pet Fed, is India’s biggest pet festival, it has various activities workshops, stalls and all things fun and knowledgeable for pets and pet parents. Nishabd took part in Pet Fed 2018. We interacted with thousands of visitors and shared the work we do and services we provide for wounded and injured stray dogs. It was also a great platform for us to interact with and learn from like-minded individuals and organizations working towards the same goal as us.