VOSD Rescue has two primary healthcare facilities. These are the VOSD Trauma Center & the VOSD Sanctuary. VOSD has no 'office' you can visit us. Conversations are strictly in the electronic form through email and our social pages.
- VOSD Trauma Center: This is where the dogs are brought by our ambulances when these are injured. And these dogs have typically life-threatening conditions and are under intense care. When fully operational, the VOSD Trauma houses 100+ dogs.
- VOSD Sanctuary: VOSD has a philosophical construct of not leaving any dog behind and the dogs that can't be released after treatment choose to stay with us. Which means we have to keep these dogs. We only have dogs that do not have a place to go, and when multiple attempts to find them homes from multiple agencies have failed.
Why can't you visit them casually?
- Casual visits to our facilities are strictly not allowed. There is no function that is served by a casual visitor in places where the dogs need hands-on care. VOSD accepts dogs according to a guideline called the VOSD Standard Operating Procedure - this is a public document that you can see here.
- How can you get updates on a dog?: While no reporter etc has access to these sites and no casual visits are allowed - this access is provided via the VOSD CRM and Mobile Apps - as you can see in the document. You will receive these updates on the app, email, SMS and phone.
How else can you see the dog(s)?:
- Updates on the dogs that live at the VOSD Sanctuary are provided on the Facebook page of 'VOSD Dog Sanctuary'.
- Updates on the dogs that are the VOSD Trauma Center are provided on the Facebook page of 'The Voice of Stray Dogs'
- On videos and documentaries: While the 750+ dogs that live at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary have been featured many times in CNBC, NDTV, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Times of India etc we have most recently been covered by the BBC, The Logical Indian, IT Matters, CNN, and ScoopWhoop. You can also see more about us on the VOSD YouTube channel.
Visits in person are allowed only in the following circumstances
- You are a long-term benefactor of VOSD: In which case you will receive invitations to the VOSD Sanctuary visits.
- You are a registered volunteer: The procedure to come in as a volunteer or an intern is available on www.strays.in ('Internship & Volunteering'). Once you complete the process, VOSD will be in touch with you to find the best fit for your time.
- VOSD Farm Days: From time to time along with the long-term benefactors we all allow a limited number of participants who have to donate for the privilege of being with the dogs, and of course all contributions are used for the dogs. These announcements are made on the VOSD Facebook pages, Twitter etc. These passes are available on http://store.strays.in