Our Values & Mission
Our mission is to rescue and treat the un-owned stray dogs who have become ill or injured, spay / neuter them, make them get adopted to a lovely home, and through their rescue educate & inspire a community to protect and defend the lives of all the stray dogs around them.
Safe home foundation was established in the year 2017 in Madurai, india to help the street dogs who had no-one else to care for them. Over lacks of stray dogs roamed around in Madurai and its surroundings, with the numbers growing alarmingly due to a provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs.
The First Step
In the year 2015, after coming to know about the tough situations & over population of the stray dogs in Madurai city we have decided to take a step and started to learn about how to rescue dogs ,hiring and training staff, and raising funds for medicine and foods. Initially we don’t have shelter to keep the rescued dogs at that stage we have rescued them treated them in private & government veterinary clinics and keep them in our houses where we live. Later we have found few volunteers who are willing to help us in rescues, feeding activities & awareness programs. After 2years in 2017 SHF has started their first shelter in a small village nearer to the city. We have built as a team and started working effectively for the welfare of stray dogs. With a small shelter we were able to rescue around 50dogs a month. Peoples in Madurai and surroundings will make a call to our helpline number if they see any sick or injured stray dogs in their locality. We use to respond immediately weather the dog needed a first air or treatments. We have received around 5 to 8 calls a day we use to rescue them and treat the dog with at most care.
The Rise Of Safe Home Foundation
In the year 2020, SHF has built the largest shelter in Madurai city for the stray dogs. We have built our own hospital and hired veterinary doctors & surgeons. Around 20 employees are working in various aspects for the welfare of stray dogs. We have effectively working on all social platforms and creating awareness through online and offline. We are now receiving 50calls a day and average of 7 dogs a day getting admitted for treatments. There are around 120dogs in our shelter permanently who are handicapped & with permanent illness all are treated with at most love and care. We are having separate care takers & medical equipment’s to treat them regularly.
Our work with street dogs consists of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted puppies born into short lives of suffering, along with the rescue, vaccination, medical treatment, sheltering, and adoption of those that cannot be returned to their territory. Every year, SHF spays/neuters and vaccinates thousands of stray dogs throughout madurai. We conduct daily spay and neuter programs all around the city with the tie up of major organisations and individuals. Spay and neuter is the only proven, sustainable and humane method of reducing the stray dog population. To know more about our rescue, spay/neuter, adoption & education programmes kindly click here. Safe home Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organisation in india with the registration number BK4/46/2020.