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India is known for their many stray dogs that wander the streets. With no owners to care for them, the dogs are often hungry and scavenging for food, and when they are in need medical care, they most likely die.
Animal Aid Unlimited was founded in 2002 to rescue and treat the stray street animals of Udaipur, who have become ill or injured. Lucky for Perry, Animal Aid Unlimited found him.
Perry the dog was found on the streets, too weak to find food. Starving and covered in mange, Perry was rescued from the brink of death, his hairless body was covered in scabs with open and bleeding wounds.
After being taken in by Animal Aid Unlimited, they rushed him into medical care, hooking him up to an IV line and giving him medication for his painful skin.
After a few weeks of medication, food and love, Perry is a far cry from the emaciated pup he once was. Instead of a sad cowered dog, we see a beautiful lanky dog wagging his tail, full of life.
Like many animals rescued by Animal Aid Unlimited, Perry will likely be returned to the streets once he has been healed and neutered. Claire Abrams, c0-founder of the rescue group, says its nearly impossible to adopt out dogs in the area of India where the rescue is located. The dogs are usually fine once they are returned home, with only the dogs that are permanently handicapped staying with the rescue.
The concept might be difficult for us to comprehend, but Abrams assures us that the dogs do well once released again. The dogs are well adapted to the streets and are not afraid of traffic, large crowds or large noises. They are not cuddled and kept indoors as pets, but they are also not abused, shot or killed for meat out in the streets.
Abrams also adds that the group saves hundreds of animals a year, and keeps in touch with local animal lovers to monitor the dogs once they have been released.
Although Indian street dogs may live a very different life than we are used to seeing for our canine companions, they still need someone to look out for them when they are in need. This is where Animal Aid Unlimited steps in. If you want to help Animal Aid Unlimited care for more animals like Perry, please consider donating through the group’s website.