Animal lovers cannot turn to inadequate facilities but hope to connect to the non-government organisations run by volunteers.
New Delih: Animal injuries can be a result of simple accidents, but more often than not, they are caused by human cruelty, including beatings, running over with vehicles or at times poisoning. During those times, animal lovers cannot turn to inadequate facilities but hope to connect to the non-government organisations run by volunteers.
From providing 24 hours helpline numbers to emergency facilities, including ambulances, the privately run organsiations have been of much help during such times.
Treating stray dogs and cats in its well-equipped OPD, Pet Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) also provides with X-ray, ultrasound, pathological and dental facilities in the clinic.
“We get around 3-4 cases of injured dogs in a day. We run our own hospital, which treats animals at a very nominal rate of Rs 100 to Rs 200, depending on the kind of treatment required. If the treatment is needed only once, then we give them medicines but if they are required to get admitted, we keep them under observation for two to three days,” said Dr R.T. Sharma.
Being one of the biggest and oldest animal hospitals, Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre, has a pre-operative room, two operation theatres and a post-operative room for stray dogs.
The treatment is provided at very reasonable rate and those who cannot afford to pay for their pet’s treatment are not charged by the hospital.
Similarly, providing an in-house clinic for the strays that accommodates about 15-200 animals, Friendicoes has two operation theatres, a lab and X-ray unit offering free medical help to the strays.
However, the national capital has also witnessed many local vet clinics providing medical facilities during emergency situations. According to Dr. Vikash Kumar, who runs a pet and vet clinic says that the treatment of the injured dogs depends on the type of injury caused.
“Our on-the-spot treatments include first aid treatments but varies from injections to oral medications. If we feel there is a fracture we make sure to get X-ray done otherwise if there is a bleeding or pain then we give injections. Also if there is digestive related problems we provide medicines,” Dr. Kumar said.