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Help Sandesh Build A Shelter For The Horses
Spend a few minutes with Sandesh Raju and his passion and dedication towards animal rescue becomes instantly evident. Ever since he started Samabhava with Arun Rangasamy in 2010, Sandesh has worked tirelessly to give working animals like ponies and horses the home and care to live the rest of their lives as nature intended them to.
Samabhava is an NGO in Bangalore that currently houses 25 horses and ponies, many of whom are very old, blind, and differently-abled. Here, they’ve found a permanent home where they’re looked after with plenty of love and respect, and roam around freely.
“Our first rescue was a pony that was electrocuted. While we were able to give him first aid on spot, we realized that he needed long-term care. That’s when we decided to directly be responsible for rescuing working animals. People train them for their own needs and it takes them two seconds to abandon them when they’re older or injured. It’s heart-breaking.” - Sandesh Raju, Co-founder, Samabhava
A Journey Of Sacrifice And PurposeSandesh has always been passionate about rescuing animals. Even when he was a teenager, he would rescue cats and dogs in his neighborhood in Bangalore. However, it was when he was the Secretary for Blue Cross of Hyderabad for three years that he realized this was his calling.
“I quit my corporate job and used all my savings to start the NGO. A few years later, I even had to sell my house to keep it running. Every small and big part of the shelter in Bangalore, from the bolts to the fences, is done with our own money and efforts. There have been many challenges along the way, but I haven’t given up. I talk to horses and look after them like they’re my own. I’ve seen miracles happen, and that’s what keeps me going.”
Sandesh’s sacrifices didn’t go in vain. Samabhava has rescued close to 70 horses, looking after their food, shelter, and medical treatment. Today they look after 25 horses and ponies, where each horse/pony has a tailor-made nutritious diet plan .depending on their age, medical condition (if any) amongst other parameters. Not to forget, all his horses have enough space to walk around and move around in large tracts of land (the way nature intended equines to). However, Sandesh wants to help more such horses. And for that, he needs your help!
You Can Change The Lives Of These AnimalsAlong with their own savings, Samabhava has also received the support of donors over the years. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough. Sandesh wants to build a shelter for around 35 more horses and ponies who need help and he needs your support to get the construction started.
“We have the land, but we’re unable to start building the shelter. There are so many old, abandoned, and injured animals that need our help. With you by our side, we will be able to take in and rehabilitate so many of them. Large animals need more space and don’t get adopted like cats and dogs. Horse welfare is a different approach altogether and is very heavy on the purse. They need us to give them a better life.”
Sandesh needs your help to get construction material, horse-pertinent grass/hay, concentrate feed, lentils, and horse-centric vitamins and minerals so that he can set the platform for rescuing more working animals and provide them a safe and quality life. Your contributions can be life-changing for these voiceless souls.
About the NGO:Started by Sandesh Raju and Arun Rangasamy in 2010, Samabhava is an NGO in Bangalore that currently houses 25 horses and ponies, many of whom are very old, blind, and differently-abled. Here, they’ve found a permanent home where they’re looked after with plenty of love and respect, and roam around freely.
Note: All the donations towards this campaign are eligible for Indian Tax Exemption.
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