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Stray Dog Vaccination

The Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination program was started along with the ABC program, in January 2006. Any stray dogs seen alongside the road are given on-the-spot vaccinationPicture of dog recieving Rabies Vaccine on the side of the road On-The-Spot Rabies Vaccination. PFA also vaccinates domestic dogs, and if neccessary, can make a call at your home.

If you would like to arrange a vaccination, please don't hesitate to call us.

Animal Birth Control (ABC)

The ABC program is a nation-wide endeavor to reduce the amount of stray dogs in a humane way. ABC was introduced to Kollam district in January 2006. A small house was provided to us in Panmana Ashramam to conduct surgeries and care for the dogs during post-operative convalescence. Spayed female dogs are given seven days of convalescence time, during which we feed them on bread and milk. So far 25 male and 8 female dogs have received sterilization.

Adoption Programme

PFA actively arranges for dogs and other animals to be adopted into loving, caring homes. The Indian "Naattupatti" or street dog is extremely intelligent, loving, and loyal. Adopting a street dog is not only an act of compassion - that dog will be your most faithful friend as long as it lives.

PFA vaccinated a litter of puppies born to a stray, and they were subsequently adopted by well-to-do families. A family in Chavara (near Panmana Ashramam) adopted another female stray dog which had been spayed.

Wounded Animals

PFA conducts regular one-day veterinary camps free of cost in small villages. During the camps, medicine and cattle feed are distributed free of cost. Free veterinary service and vaccination is also provided.

So far, two camps have been conducted, one at Rotary Hall, Kottiyam, and the other at Thazhuthala, Adichanallor Panchayat, on December 4th, 2005.

If you are interested in organizing or arranging a camp in your area, please Contact Us.

Wounded Animals

Wounded Animals found on the side of the road are taken into custody and given medical treatment until their wounds heal. The dog pictured here had a wound which was infested with maggots, and was making it severely ill. The dog was taken up and treated until the wound completely healed. After necessary vaccinations, the dog was released.

Gaja Melas

A "Gajamela" is a festival involving decorated elephants in processions and displays. Kollam has possibly the largest number of these yearly all over India. The Constitution of India has a provision "Rules for the Maintenance of Captive Elephants 2003", but there is no active authority to enforce these rules. Elephants are typically made to walk long distances without proper food or water, and ill-trained mahouts beat the animals brutally. PFA has begun to monitor these festivals, and appeals to the authorities (including the President of the Tranvancore Devaswom Board, The Chief Wildlife Warden, Director of Animal Husbandry, Director & Secretary of the Animal Welfare Board of India) when malpractice is observed.

Snakes Abused during Dance Performances

In Kerala, the festival season is often a period of cruelty to snakes and other animals, used as props. A number of cinematic dance troupes use snakes on stage shows. Various troupes compete on their variety of snakes available to exhibit. The snakes are denied food and water, and are exposed to intense light on-stage.

PFA brought this to the notice of the Chief Conservator of Forests (Wild Life) in March, 2005. The Forestry Department immediately issued a press notification banning the use of snakes on stage. Later, the captive snakes were rescued and released to the forests.

Tsunami Relief

PFA extended a helping hand to the Tsunami-affected people in Cheriyazheekkal and Alappad Panchayat of Kollam District by distributing clothes, cakes of soap, towels, and cattle feed.

Adoption Programme

"The Eighteenth Elephant", a Green Oscar award film, was screened at the C. Kesavan Memorial Municipal Town Hall, Kollam, on November 11th, 2004. This film unveils the cruelties done to Elephants by mankind through the eyes of the Elephant. It won the Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, and Best Narration awards, 2003 and 2004, presented by the Film Academy, Govt. of Kerala for it's director, Sri P. Balan. About 350 people came to see this touching film.

Alternatives to Dissection

PFA collaborated with InterNICHE of UK to co-sponsor a one-day seminar on "Alternatives to Dissection" in 2004. It was held at the Sree Narayana College, Kollam on October 9th, 2004. More than 250 people, including students and teachers, attended the event. The focus of the programs were to promote a humane education.

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