Rescue Cases

Our skilled team of rescuers goes out of their way to help all the animals in need. It is often thought that rescues are just accident cases, however, the cases go much beyond that.

few pets and street animals are caught in accidents by vehicles, natural calamities or they get stuck in odd places like deep trenches, canals, wells and sometimes even trees. Our rescuers take big risks in locating and rescuing such animals. When necessary, we do take help from other NGOs technical teams for difficult rescues.

Human-Animal Conflicts

Manjas, firecrackers, jar cases, wildlife in human civilization​

As the human civilization is growing, more and more forest and animal habitats are being encroached and coming in conflict with humans. During kite (Sankranti) festival, a lot of people fly kites with manjas, a glass string, which is very thin, finely constructed and very hazardous to all birds, animals, and humans. A lot of abandoned manja strings are difficult to see, and many birds unfortunately get stuck in it. These birds are rescued and immediately taken for treatment, after which they are released to their original habitat. During weddings, important sports matches, many festivals like Diwali, people burst firecrackers on the roads and close to residential areas. This results in many animals and birds getting scared, burned, and forced to run away/ get shocked. Thousands of animals get relocated due to fear and sudden injuries. Our team rescues and treats such animals and birds.

Cruelty Cases

So called animal lovers who abuse their pets in the name of Disipline. ​

beaten animals, abused animals, run over community animals, abandoned pets Although compassion is supposed to be our second nature, some human beings are cruel towards animals and that results in some very unfortunate circumstances. Many humans beat up animals, be it pets or street animals or cattle. Some keep their own pets in abysmal conditions, while some people just abandon their own pets without a second thought. Such abandoned pets add to the already huge population of animals on the streets. They are not able to defend themselves and often fall prey to attacks, harsh climate, and starvation. Some people intentionally hurt or run over animals, and it is either fatal to the poor animals or in a few cases, leaves them permanently disabled. Hurting animals is a punishable offence in India, we neither encourage nor accept such behaviour and resort to legal resources for further procedure)

Skin and Maggot Cases

Most community animals suffer from malnutrition, which directly translates into skin issues. The onset is unnoticed and many times they are reported when the fur loss or infection is quite severe. We are thankful to Petsforce shelter that all our skin infected dogs are treated there with a very high recovery rate. Many animals on the roads get bitten by mites or fleas, sometimes even other animals, and these bites if untreated turn into deep wounds. Unsterilized and untreated wounds are breeding ground for maggots, who harm the animals seriously. Such wounds are treated on-site or in shelters by our volunteers.

TVT and Cancer

Unsterilized and actively mated animals often develop STDs, and different kinds of organ prolapses. They can go unnoticed at the initial stage and develop drastically. Many street animals also develop tumorous growths due to lack of care and proper timely nutrition. All such cased are taken to shelters for treatment, chemotherapy, and sometimes even permanent boarding for some advanced cases.

Illegal Breeding

Breeding pedigree animals for commercial gains has taken an ugly face of animals’ abuse. Backyard breeding, mating of pedigree pets, kidnapping pedigree pets for their progeny and abuse of all these is unfortunately a common practice. Many breeders discard females after they can no longer reproduce, and they often end up in miserable state on the roads. Unlicensed, backyard breeding, keeping animals in enclosures without proper nutrition and exercise are all legal offences and SAW takes pride in rescuing such animals, rehoming them for a better second chance at life.