ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
RIGHT TO LIFE and
RIGHT TO DIGNITY
A Humanist approach to life
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi
We believe that every living being has a right to a life of dignity. Every day hundreds of dogs, cats, cattles and others die from accidents, hunger, thirst, heat-strokes, and worst of all; human cruelty. We at MCF believe that we all have opportunities to share the lives of others. We can choose to directly work with them, or aid others who work with them. Together, we move, one step at a time.
What we do
Food for community animals
Rescue and Rehabilitation
Causes We Believe In
Animals We Helped In 2020
Charity begins at home, where better to start than in our own community? Cities have transformed into an amalgamation of big societies. We build houses upon the home of many animals, who are shooed away because they are dangerous to our “peaceful existence”.
Our efforts began with creating awareness among people that we all can co-exist peacefully given a chance! We lead by example, show compassion for all and feed every mouth. We began with two, and now we have over 200 (and counting) wagging tails with happy bellies and tappy paws, and more than a dozen people who have changed their minds about ‘stray’!
Every year, puppies and vulnerable dogs are affected by debilitating viral infections. These are entirely preventable by immunising the dogs and yearly vaccinations.
One of our key initiatives is to be able to immunise every dog and cat possible, promote herd immunity and deliver a fighting chance at life to the countless puppies/kittens orphaned at birth.
During the mating season, a bitch can lay as many as 10 puppies. Unspayed female dogs go into heat twice a year. During mating seasons, male dogs may engage in fights in the hopes of mating. Bitches in heat may also engage in territorial behaviour fighting with other females. Mating also increases the chances of contracting TVT, a venereal cancer that is extremely common in street dogs.
Catching, desexing and releasing street dogs not only ensures better health for the population, but also gives a fighting chance at life for the puppies that are born.
RESCUE AND REHABILITATE
Streets can be a scary place to live in sometimes. Our street children get into trouble for many things, in-fights during mating season, scavenging for food, motor accidents, illnesses, etc. They need to be rescued and treated in such situations. We try to attend and address as many rescue requests as possible.
This has to be followed by rehabilitation, which can take many forms. Sometimes, we treat the injured on the road according to the doctor's advice. Other times they need a more intensive care, following which they are readjusted to their regular life.
Projects In the Pipeline
EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE
An ambulance service will benefit thousands of care-workers and animals who need assistance and first-aid for the rescue.
FINANCIAL AID FOR RESCUERS
Extend support to the ones in need by having a corpus fund which will be used to directly pay the hospital/clinic.
AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY
We strongly believe in the ability of people to change. We extend a humane approach to advocate for the right to life and dignity for all. Nature is for everyone, the world is for everyone.
We Invite You
Polo's Home Mahabalipuram, ECR
07:00 AM, Every 2nd Saturday
Volunteer at the sanctuary
Become a face of hope
for our rescue children
Volunteer at the sanctuary, or during our vaccination/sterilisation drives