The Donkey Sanctuary’s Covid 19 Emergency Fund
Project Animal Care
A step towards care and welfare of animals (Equines) and providing livelihood support for the families and care takers. We aim to walk many long miles…
The Donkey Sanctuary’s (TDS) from United Kingdom has joined hands with Sanjeevani Uttarakhand, India, with the aim to protect the equines and the care takers during difficult time of Covid 19.
Sanjeevani has developed this project with the perspective of promotion and cultivation of animal (mule) fodder of Azolla and supply of provisions during this Covid19 to their owners, but moving to a more sustainable approach of building partnerships with civil society and various government bodies to bring about long-term change for mules and better livelihood for owners.
The project will be implemented directly Sanjeevani and through strategic partnerships with local governmental organisations. Majorly, the project will aim for benefit of good nutrition for mules in the long run where the owners can easily afford for it.
During this Covid 19, the most of the families do not have daily earning through their mules. There is continuous lockdown due to Covid 19 last 6 months. The owners are not getting works and their mules are tied up for long days or left for open grassing. The project will support during these six months for the supply of the provision of food rations to poor owners.
The expected outcomes of the projects are described as listed,
- The project will ensure 100% of promotion and production of azolla cultivation. This fodder will increase the good stamina and nutritious to mules and better health in the long run. We shall work with owners to help them understand the benefit of good nutrition and how to feed their animals correctly. Particularly, Azolla cultivation and provide as nutrition for mules. This project will focus on overall improved health of mules and having an increased ability to cope with their daily work.
- Set up of 100 Azolla production units for 100 members. The project will have increased percentage of participants of Mule or Equine owners for the azolla production trainings. The project will ensure that the owners will learn better in caring the mules with increased attitude and behaviour.
- Owners are also put in touch with government veterinary hospitals where they can obtain supplies of mineral additives to enrich the feed they buy.
- During this COVID 19, the owners of the family who have no daily wages currently, will receive better rations to provide food to the family.