Our Work - Dog Rescue
The ABC (Animal Birth Control) programme was set up by the Indian government several years ago to support NGOs in their efforts to humanely control stray dog populations. This had the objective of reducing the impact of rabies on the human population. It has been proven time and again that well managed sterilisation programmes are the most effective way to control stray dog populations.
IAR has been working in Goa for almost twenty years and, in that time, sterilised and vaccinated tens of thousands of dogs (and cats). In the areas where we have been working there has been a dramatic improvement in the situation for both the dogs and the local people.
Where possible, we try to find loving homes for as many stray dogs and cats as possible and work hard to promote the benefits of adopting local breeds over pedigrees which don't cope well with the Indian climate.
People are encouraged to adopt young dogs by being offered free vaccination and sterilisation for their puppies at the appropriate time and free veterinary treatment during the first year.
Education is a vital part of animal welfare and our teams work hard to educate people about the behaviour, management and needs of animals.