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Caring for dogs from Canada to India

Caring for dogs from Canada to India

How we have helped dogs locally and abroad

Hi Dog Lovers, 

This is Alicia and I am here to give you our November and December giving report. 

As some of you may already know, once every month or two, I prepare a little update on our company’s contributions that we make on your behalf. 

Last month we contributed to several organizations doing fantastic work for the dogs of Maui, U.S.A, Whistler, Canada and Rio, Brazil. If you missed the report you can read it here

How did we choose which dogs to help this month? With many wonderful organizations and volunteers that make a positive difference all over the world so there are a lot to choose from!

We chose one local organization in Vancouver, Canada (Richmond Animal Protection Society, also known as RAPS) as well as B1G1 project in India (Visakha Society for the Protection and Care of Animals, also known as VSPCA).

The Richmond Animal Protection Society 

RAPS is a registered charity that operates the City of Richmond Animal Shelter and, independently, one of North America’s largest cat sanctuaries. RAPS is proud to be a no-kill organization, which is among the reasons they have built a strong and devoted community of animal-loving allies supporting their mission. 

RAPS was founded in the 1980s and has led the way in lobbying for animal wellbeing with Richmond becoming the first municipality to introduce a Spay and Neuter Bylaw for cats, and to ban the sale of puppies in pet stores in B.C. 

They care for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and all number of farm animals that have come into their care through being lost, abandoned or surrendered. 

Please check out this great organization here to learn more about their fundraising, foster programs and happy updates on adoptions along with profiles on animals waiting for their forever homes. 

Visakha Society for the Protection and Care of Animals

Established in 1996, VSPCA has been hard at work to improve the conditions for animals in India. A permanent happy sanctuary is provided to hundreds of dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, horses, rabbits, tortoises, ducks and other animals who had been suffering severe abuse or neglect.

They also work to stop the illegal trade in internationally-protected sea turtles and rescue cows and water buffalo too old or injured to be kept by their previous owners. 

Over 1300 large and small rescued animals are currently being cared for in their sanctuary near the city and their "Kindness Farm". 

Spay and neuter procedures and health checks have been provided to more than 80,000 street dogs in their area resulting in a smaller, healthier and ever shrinking population of street dogs due to their wonderful efforts. 

Thank you to our community for loving their dogs and understanding that purchasing our products not only makes a difference in your life but also those dogs in animal rescue organizations. We are grateful for having you as a part of our community.

With Gratitude,

Alicia Amundson 

on behalf of Dr. Dobias and the Natural Healing Team

“Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible” ~ Dalai Lama.

For more information about our work with B1G1 click the links below: 

Why B1G1 may not be what you think it is 

How to be generous without spending any extra money

© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM
About the author

Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM is an Integrative veterinarian, nutritionist and creator of natural supplements for dogs and people. Helping you and your dog prevent disease, treat nutritional deficiencies, and enjoy happier, healthier, and longer lives together.

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