GOA ANIMAL WELFARE 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/GAW2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
The state of Goa has a large number of cattle freely roaming in the streets. There are also a number of dogs on the beaches due to numerous beach shacks and restaurants lined up on the beaches during the touristic season. When peak summer and monsoon approaches during the months of May to mid September, the restaurants close and the dogs do not have access to food. What we do during this period of time is we take cooked food to stretches of beaches and feed these dogs. All dogs on the beaches are vaccinated and sterilized. As for the cattle, many calves and adult cattle meet with road accidents, we bring the injured animal to the rescue center where they are operated upon, medicated, brought back to stable health conditions, and given away for adoption so that they do not land up on the roads again. Your work will mainly be to maintain the rescue center, taking care of the injured animals, if need be going out to rescue injured animals, assist the local veterinarian and also feed the dogs on the beaches during during the months of May to September. By joining this program you will have an opportunity to make a real contribution to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned animals. This will be done through a variety of tasks at a network of rescue centres within North Goa region. In your role you will be directed by local rescue experts in daily rescue and rehabilitation tasks, which may include collecting and transporting injured, orphaned and sick animals, animal husbandry duties, basic first aid as well as the construction of animal enclosures. You will play a major role in assisting the process of rehabilitation, recovery and release, especially for the orphaned animals that have had one or both parents killed in a road accident, and would otherwise perish without your assistance. The aim is to provide a safe haven for orphaned, injured, and sick animals.
About the Accommodation : In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements : The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination.
Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance. Ensure that you have had all the necessary vaccinations before participating on the project. Additional Equipment : Sturdy walking shoes Hat &sunscreen Water bottle