FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why Mission Saromayo? †Numerous complaints
on the Street Dog Menace comes from the residents of twin cities and more or
less all efforts like, killing them or sterilizing them etc have failed to
eliminate the street dog population from the twin cities.† Therefore, a Definite TIME BOUND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME OF STREET DOGS †has been taken up with
missionary zeal by a DEDICATED GROUP OF STREET DOG LOVERS. They have dogs in
their homes and they wish to expand that to accommodate all street dogs of this twin cities.† †`Saromayoí is the
Sanskrit name for dogs. In Mahabharata only a Saromayo
accompanied Yudhisthira up to the gateway to the Heaven,
which was later found to be Lord DharmaRaj himself in
the guise of a faithful dog.† †In Bali-Indonesia, †the Street Dog Foundation is named as Yayasan Yudisthira Swarga. †. ††
What is the Objective?† To Remove & Rehabilitate Street
Dogs from Hyderabad & Secunderabad cities within 5 years, to satisfy both
dog haters and dog lovers and rehabilitate them as a pet in homes, cluster
houses, apartment buildings, farm houses, police stations, `out of bound
placesí of armed forces & defence establishments and
in a scientific dog pound for sick, disabled or non-controllable dogs. .
Is this not an Utopian Idea? †Sure in the beginning it will appear to be an
absurd idea to many people, but if right planning is done and executed dedicatedly,
then it will succeed. At least there is no harm in initiating this Mission,
when all other efforts by GHMC, SCB and other Govt. aided NGOs could not
produce a desired result, inspite of spending considerable
sums in killing, sterilizing or spending huge funds for ABC programme.
†In a city where 200 lakh
people live, †adaptation
of 2 lakh street dog is not impossible, if all
agencies work together for a common purpose. ††
Why not a programme
for welfare of human beings instead of Street Dogs? This programme will primarily help those human beings who have cynophobia(fear
of dogs) and hatred for dogs or street dogs. If the dogs are removed from
have street dog free streets to walk and sleep undisturbed without the barking
of stray dogs at night. Moreover there are nearly 200 Registered NGOs in our
city, who are supposed to be working for human beings in all aspects of human
lives but not a single NGO is registered for animals.(source
internet). So we humbly started this Mission for the welfare of both human
beings and street dogs.
How can this apparently impossible
task be done when many others in India & abroad have failed ?
task will be to remove the fear psychosis(cynophobia) of dogs or street dogs from the minds of the
people. †Particularly the young boys and
girls from schools are to be shown how friendly a puppy can be and he or she is
much better than an inert toy of substantial cost. It has also to be taught
that street dogs are no way inferior to pedigreed dogs and can be trained to
the same degree of skill as that of a pedigreed dog. The cost of maintaining a
street dog is less than Rs.100 per month. The Indian dogs are fully adapted to
the Indian climate and conditions unlike pedigreed dogs and above all those are
available for free with life time free advice on their maintenance and
ailments. Advertisement are to be given periodically
to show how friendly & faithful these dogs are in giving company and
security. †Therefore, the aim is not to
confine the dogs in a huge pound but to treat them, immunize them, sterilize
them, train them and then rehabilitate them. With dedicated groups in every
locality this is achievable. The pilot project has been done in a number of homes
in our city and found successful in rehabilitation, †through public response.†
What will be the cost of this
Mission? †Compared to the expenditures GHMC & SCB †incurred or are incurring on programmes of maintaining a dog squad, doctors, dog pound,
sterilization etc and the grants others are getting from both state &
central govt., the initial cost will be a mere fraction of the same. Moreover
the Mission will try to be financially self-sufficient
for day to day operations as much as possible and as early as possible.† A detailed costing for startup & day to
day running of the programme has been made.†
The initial infrastructure cost will be around 10 Lakhs
only. in phases. Even this cost can be obtained
partially or fully, from worldwide donations, if we get a piece of land to
start operations. †
What is the Action Plan?††
- Formation & Registration of
a non-profit Society with dedicated street dog lovers who can devote much
of their time to this Mission. Ad-hoc nominations of its
Board of Governors &†
- †Establishment of a corpus fund.
- Advertisement & campaign for
- Operation of a Mobile OT cum
Dispensary Service to all dogs of† this city.
- Getting the allotment of the barren
rocky land for Street Dog Rehabilitation,at Miyapur-Bachupalli
- Building of infrastructure
& fenced enclosures, as per scientific layout plan & structural
drawings based on the many years of practical experience on several Indian
dogs. Temporarily Bhoiguda hospital can be used
- Equipping the hospital,
kitchen, shelters & office.as per plan & drawing.
- Getting & re-modeling of
vehicles for Mobile Dispensary & self-attracting dog collection cages.
- Appointment of dedicated dog
loving office & operational staff & training them.
- Fabrication and installation Special
Purpose Devices for dog collection, food re-processing, food packing, food
serving etc† as
per detailed manual & drawings.†
- Stocking of herbal &
allopathic medicines & vaccinations.
- Collection of waste food from
star hotels and re-processing those to suite the dogs.
- Collection of puppies and
mothers only, †initially,† though semi-automated self-attracting cages.
- Sterilization & aftercare
of mothers of older†
- Immunisation & sterilization of puppies
through vaccinations & operations.
- Immunisation of mothers through antibiotic
and anti rabbies doses.
- Acclimatisation †& training of† all grownup puppies & mothers separately.
- Rehabilitation of grownup
puppies & dogs in homes, apartments, farmhouses, offices etc. Only† uncontrollable,
sick & disabled dogs will be in the Mission shelter.
- Collection of other male &
female dogs as per colony/locality† requests and area wise programme.
- Request to Govt./GHMC to bear
the advertisement costs for public information on this programme
†††††† participation to make the twin cities stray dog free.
21 Request to GHMC to provide waste
foods from star hotels & meat products from slaughter houses.
22 Request to Govt
/Civil Supplies/private organizations to provide free or low priced broken/waste
rice, gas, firewood, kerosene, electric, waste milk of damaged packages,
Turmeric(Haldi) Powder, Garlic,Ginger.
Glucose & medicines.
23 †Request to Govt. to provide vaccinations & basic
medicines & medical supplies.
24 †Request to Govt. for free/concessional †Electricity & Water supply.
25 †Request to Govt for concessional diesel /petrol supply from Govt. petrol bunks.
What will be the source of resources?
- Donation from Dog lovers and
haters & socially concerned corporate groups. †
- Donation of a rocky &
barren wasteland adjacent to Miyapur Housing Complex.from Govt/HUDA.
- Grant from Governments, GHMC,
SCB & other Animal Welfare Organisations to build
a mobile Dispensary & a† Hospital, a Kitchen, Shelters,
Staff Quarters, Office and Fencings. Except for Hospital all other
structures will be of mud walled, tiled or asbestos roofed structure.† GHMC can close their existing Dog Pound
at old city and utilse that land profitably. †Govt. also can close almost
non-functional dispensaries and advice the public to utilse
the service of mobile dispensary visiting their locality periodically. .
- Donation of discarded
ambulances and vehicles for dog collection, food collection/distribution,
mobile dispensary/minor operation theatre.
- Donation of discarded and
obsolete medical furniture from animal / human †hospitals.
- Donation of medicines from
- Donation from street dog
adaptation, by individuals, farm houses, corporate offices.,
- Donation from supply of dog
food to individual, farm house, corporate offices, factories
- Donation from treatment of
- Donation from supply of
medicines or treatment to pedigreed dogs.
- Donation from the lodging &
boarding of pedigreed dogs.
- Donation of waste food from
star hotels for re-processing through washing & sterilization and herb
- Donation from dog owners for
burial of dogs.
- Donation from Indian & foreign
Animal Welfare Organisations &
What is the Manpower Planning ?
- A panel of† Vet. Doctors
& Para Medical Vet. Staff will be engaged on time donation/honorium/visit basis for Consultation, treatment ,operation & post-operative care of dogs.
- Agricultural University will be requested to send Vet.
Students and internees for practical training at mobile & static
dispensaries, operation theatres & treatment wards
- Radio/phone/Live Video contacts
will be maintained with senior & experienced doctors locally as well
as all over the world,†
to guide the senior & junior doctors in treatment &
operations. All operations will be video taped for future guidance.
Co-ordination with all Animal Welfare Organisations
- The operational staff will be minimum. Drivers will be trained for dog collection,
first aid. The kitchen & handling staff will be four with family residence.
An all purpose Manager will be also be a resident
- All office & other works
will be done & supervised by Members of the Board of Trustees on
rotational basis. No remuneration will be paid except for actual cost of performing
the Mission work.
Who will check Operations
transparency of operation will be maintained at website with complete accounts
and administrative details.
What is The Goal: The aim of this Mission is to make the twin cities free of
stray dogs† and
to give shelter and food to the Best Friend of human beings. Let them be free
of any cruelty from human beings. Let them live as naturally as God created
them. They are also Godís creatures like us and God has given us superiority to
protect them as well as all animals. They also have the right to live as we the
human beings have. †The school children
are to be brought regularly to ward off their fear on dogs and to be friendly
with puppies. They can then impress on their parents for adopting a puppy as
their playmate and security guard. †Corporate, industrial houses & Security Orgns.
can save huge cost on security through trained Indian dogs.
If this Mission succeeds then it can be a Model
Mission not only in India but also in numerous third world
countries having this stray dog problem.†
As it has been found that only sterilising and
leaving them on streets does not solve the problem nor satisfy the citizens. It
is inhuman to do mass sterilization and leave them on streets without post
operative care to die a painful death.