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 saptarshi farm gurgaon

 

Q1) how did you get into saving animals?

Answer: Its a long story. The apartments I stayed in when I was in south Delhi had this lone stray dog called
Tommy. Like other RWA he was subjected to cruelty by guards and RWA functionaries as he was being fed
by me. I stood ground and fought for him and saved him from distress.


Q2) What is your normal day like due to all the animals you look after?


Answer: We have two farms near Gurgaon which houses around 70 odd canines in different stages of their lives.
Its a place for old,handicapped,blind and those canines who have nowhere to go. So usually we start
very early as attendants clean the place and then they start feeding. I generally leave for work around
8 and they continue with their daily chores. Then once I return in the evening, I love to spend all my time with my children (dogs and animals). I sit in the lawn with them . They all sit around me while I listen to music or watch some TV and relax. At night some of my first kids sleep in my bed room, the rest all sleep in the drawing room which is setup with high quality coolers.



Q3) How many animals do you look after in total including the ones you feed outside?

Answer: should be around 200 including those we feed in New Delhi



Q4) What have been your best moments in animal rescue?

Answer: There are many canines who comes to us at a very delicate time of their life. One such case is of a
female 3 legged dog whose another leg had a severe injury and we had to amputate her. Chances was dim
almost as she had lost a lot of blood and infection had set in, however with gods grace she survived
and now run around with her two hind legs.



Q5) What were your toughest times since you took up this cause?

Answer: Commercially 2013-16 as there were too many to take care with too less resources.



Q6) What would you suggest other people who also want to take up a similar cause.

Answer: Its a noble but a thankless job. end of the day you will have a peaceful sleep



Q7) Some last wise words for our readers on how to look after stray animals.


Answer: For canines, sterilise as many possible and look into their medication. Remember to be with them when they
need medical help more than feeding them regularly.

 

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0 #7 Anando Das Gupta 2017-05-13 10:14
Quoting Ranger College:
Hey great post. I hope it's ok that I shared this on my Facebook, if not, no worries
just let me know and I'll remove it. Either way keep up the
good work.

Hi we are happy that you have shared it on facebook and that you appreciate our work. Thank you very much
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+1 #6 Ranger College 2017-05-05 23:21
Hey great post. I hope it's ok that I shared this on my Facebook, if not, no worries
just let me know and I'll remove it. Either way keep up the
good work.
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0 #5 Anando Das Gupta 2017-05-01 14:53
Yes Mumbai has severe land shortage . That is well known and in India only money matters but dont let that dishearten you.
Quoting Cynthia Reilly:
Thank you Saptarishi & Anando. Not so easy getting a plot of land to start a shelter here. Every available inch of land goes to the builders lobby after being grabbed by politicians with the money & muscle power. There hve bn cases where animal lovers hve gone to these politicians for help & have had their written requests & appeals flung in their faces!! This is a sick country where animals are concerned !! One is entertained only if politically connected!!
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+1 #4 Cynthia Reilly 2017-05-01 14:21
Thank you Saptarishi & Anando. Not so easy getting a plot of land to start a shelter here. Every available inch of land goes to the builders lobby after being grabbed by politicians with the money & muscle power. There hve bn cases where animal lovers hve gone to these politicians for help & have had their written requests & appeals flung in their faces!! This is a sick country where animals are concerned !! One is entertained only if politically connected!!
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0 #3 Saptarshi Roy 2017-05-01 13:17
Dear Cynthia

Being a caregiver to many animals I know what you all face. You may approach the local district magistrate office to request for a price of land for such a shelter. Many times shelters are abandoned by owners because of sheer economics of unable to run it.you may also look at such option. The basic is to be united against any animal hater who bothers us to to spread compassion
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0 #2 Anando Das Gupta 2017-05-01 12:30
Quoting Cynthia Reilly:
What an amazing human being this man is!!! If we had more people like Saptarishi Roy in this world and more open places for farms here in Mumbai this wud be Utopia for the thousands of strays -but its an impossible dream!! Wish u cud come & chck out the stray dog situation here in Mira Road, Thane , Saptarishi & help start a shelter for the many strays here ! Forget shelter - people who feed these poor animals are threatened & beaten up. While the law turns a blind eye!!

Dear Cynthia , thank you for your kind words. The situation is not much better here in Delhi , its just that there are lot of animal lovers here who stand and fight and we try to give them some support however the law mostly turns a blind eye. It becomes very tiring sometimes but we must do what we can . I will message Saptarshi to reply in his own words.
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+1 #1 Cynthia Reilly 2017-05-01 12:12
What an amazing human being this man is!!! If we had more people like Saptarishi Roy in this world and more open places for farms here in Mumbai this wud be Utopia for the thousands of strays -but its an impossible dream!! Wish u cud come & chck out the stray dog situation here in Mira Road, Thane , Saptarishi & help start a shelter for the many strays here ! Forget shelter - people who feed these poor animals are threatened & beaten up. While the law turns a blind eye!!
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