Street animals in India have a tough life and although it is illegal to kill a stray animal, legal loopholes have allowed the activity to remain commonplace, notably in Kerala; where the authorities sweep through periodically and use methods that can range from cruel to horrific.
However, through sterilization, the stray population becomes stable and decreases over time. It also becomes largely non-aggressive. On the other hand, when strays are killed or forcibly removed from an area, new dogs keep arriving, the population continuously multiplies and changes, thus becoming unstable and aggressive.
We treat anything from mange through to car accidents and where necessary, euthanise. In the future, Mad Dogs' Trust would like an animal ambulance, the first of its kind in the area, to treat animals immediately and localy without the distress of being removed from their territories.
Through donations and volunteers, Mad Dogs Trust aims to reduce stray animal populations humanely through our ABC (animal birth control) program. We also inoculate all the dogs that we catch and treat for rabies, distemper and other fatal diseases. We also clip their ears - a visible sign that this is a safe animal.