For six years I've been feeding and rescuing dogs and cats on the streets of Kolkata, everything paid from my own money.
I'd like to raise funds in order to help more animals in need.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Feed approx 20 stray dogs every day and get them medical help as and when required.
1. How do I know this is legit?
A. I have been working with animals in India (Kolkata) since 2012. I have three friends, they help me for this social work . I want to build a dog shelter at home in near to kolkata, . To me, this is a passion.
2. Why do you need this money?
A. For six years, I have fed stray dogs every day in the KOLKATA area (during holidays, I hire help for feeding) and this entire effort has been self-funded. I have also sterilized and try to vaccinated these dogs. This puts a significant strain on my finances, given that my only source of income is my private dog-training and boarding practice.
3. What specific costs will my contribution cover?
A. My monthly expense for feeding 20 stray dogs is approximately Rs. 10,000. I cook a meal consisting of rice, chicken and Pedigree dog food (one meal a day). This, plus the fuel expenses come to Rs. 320 a day. While traveling, I hire help for feeding and pay them, depending upon the duration of the exercise. The money raised will go entirely towards covering these costs.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
A. I am Manas Nanda, working in Kolkata since 2012 as an animal rights activist. Apart from feeding stray dogs.