Project information

Much Needed Rescue Shelter

As there are currently over 3,500 dogs on the streets in Goa, we are desperately seeking funds to build a rescue shelter. Many of the animals are abused, neglected and starved. This will help International Animal Rescue Goa as they are heavily burdened with animals and conservation of wild life.

As long as it takes us to collect enough funds to build a rescue shelter. Firstly we have to acquire or rent a place to build the shelter. This cost is estimated at approx £ 50,000 to £ 60,000

Charity information

Protection of Animals against Neglect and Cruelty

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  • Need


    We are trying to solve the hunger, thirst, abuse and injuries to animals on the streets. Many need spaying or neutering. People need educating on animal welfare and animal rights issue. Children in schools need educating that it is not right to hurt them and throw stones at them. Many a time they are poisoned and thrown in rivers. Sometimes people light bonfires to kill the pups. People are afraid of them or consider them unclean. Occasionally people get bitten with a risk of rabies.


    The project will alleviate the suffering and misery of animals from hunger and disease. Diseases such as rabies can also be restricted. The rehoming centre will provide a haven for the injured, blind and deaf animals Diseases such as scabies and mange can also be treated.. the ones that have been abandoned and are suffering from malnutrition can be rehabilitated. Very often one can see their flesh close to their ribs with wounds as they have been moving in packs and fighting for scraps in bins

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Spread awareness of our work and dedication to protect animals from neglect and cruelty


    » Create a website Run stalls at charity fairs

    By getting the public to join as members and donors through the Big Give website

  • Impact


    Will reduce the number of animals suffering from hunger and disease on the streets
    Will prevent the number of animals being abused and poisoned and burned alive
    The children in schools and illiterate people will be aware of animal rights and animal welfare with regards to transportation of live stock intended for slaughter


    There is a risk of the lack of donors and the building of the shelter taking longer than we would like to able to We have registered with the Big Give, We will also be registering with the Christmas Challenge. We have plans for the website and for more volunteers to join us. By organisng more fundraising events and trying to persuade businesses to help us by placing collection boxes in their stores


    Donors will be notified via email and social networking sites detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.ites on projects

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Land Securing Land
      £30,000 Building BaysVet room Kitchen exercise spaces
      £10,000 Staff Vet Driver Cook Carer Groomer Exerciser
      £10,000 Van Dog CAtchers Petrol Insurance Road Tax

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Colette Clapham Dickenson £52 Guaranteed
    Stephen Follin £52 Guaranteed
  • Background


    In Northwest Bardez Goa India


    International Animal Rescue and PAWS will be benefited as they will receive a helping hand to spay and neuter more animals and reduce the number of stray population , the local population will be educated on animal rights and welfare issues, spread of rabies and other diseases such as scabies and mange can alleviate the suffering and misery of the stray population, provision of protecting them from malnutrition, injury, thirst and hunger will be in place

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Two of the Trustees have dual nationality British as well as India. They know the place and customs and traditions well. They have been fundraising and working with other agencies to provide food and medical attention to some of the stray population there. They will be able to carry on educating the illiterate population on animal rights and welfare issues as well as fundraising within the area and country there within schools , colleges and national institutions

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mary Follin

    Founder Trustee and Secretary

    Dorothy Fairhurst

    Trustee Chairperson

    Beryl Smith

    Trustee Fundraising Co-ordinator

    Janet Barrow

    Trustee Fundraising Events Co-ordinator


Feeds Ten dogs a bowl of rice for one week

For it is in giving that we receive.” ―

St. Francis of Assisi