January 5, 2013 – Today Varanasi for Animals, with the support of Hope & Animal, Ashray for Animals and Animal Nepal, organised a health camp for dogs at the holy city’s famous Assi Ghat. Dr Ajay Singh and Oqaish Murtaza treated a number of dogs and conducted four spaying surgeries at a makeshift surgery room cum holding area.
The camp faced a number of problems, including extremely cold weather and logistical delays. One dog developed an allergic reaction to the anaesthesia and could not undergo surgery. However, as it was our first official camp, we consider it to be a very useful experience.
Facebook and Polio, two of the dogs who underwent surgery, stayed at the makeshift holding area and were kept warm with carpets and jute bags. They were bouncing with energy in the morning, and happy to return to their ‘home’ in front of Ashish Guest house.
We like to thank all organisations, veterinarians and volunteers involved!