Featured in our #shelterselfie today are Arjun and Andy... Arjun has been working at TOLFA for many years and spend his days working with our nurturing team offering extra food, love and support to our most vulnerable dogs and pups. Then there's Andy.... We rescued him after he had been involved in an accident that meant we had to amputate one of his hind legs. He did have a caregiver but in consultation with them and our rescue team it was decides that Andy wouldn't cope back in his original area so he is now a quiet, but very happy member of our sanctuary crew... ... See MoreSee Less
Pigs MIGHT fly.... But all we hope for little Mucka who we rescued after he had been hit by a vehicle is that he will walk again. Mucka's back legs aren't working properly at the moment but after several days of physio he is already getting some movement back and the ever thoughtful Bunty had dug his cage down into the sand so he can still have a good root about and of course a nice mud bath when the mood takes him... If you believe, as we do, that Mucka can make it, send him some love and good thoughts to help him stay strong... ... See MoreSee Less
Annie lends a healing paw.... We've introduced you to Annie (here with Snowy who is recovering from distemper) before, but not in her role as a healer.... Annie lives in our nurturing garden because she doesn't manage well out with all our sanctuary dogs. We use the garden for dogs that need to be outside but also have peace and quiet.... Every day Annie can be found laying next to the dog that needs the most help or support, the sickest, the weakest the most scared and you can almost hear her say "don't be scared, I am with you and everything is going to be ok...." Animal's are truly amazing.... ... See MoreSee Less
A huge thank you to the people at Group M, London who raised £500 last Wednesday by having an office Doggy Day where they brought their best canine friends to work with them in support of TOLFA..... And of course, no special day would be complete without cake and here are just a few of their wonderful creations.... Spend a day with your pooch, eat cake whilst saving lives here in India.... Not a bad days work 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Look at these happy faces! Today we bring you Jai and Candy's #shelterselfie Jai has been working at TOLFA for the last 3 years. He started as a general member of staff, then joined our nurturing team and finally, with his exuberant energy and quick thinking has found his niche out with our rescue team. Candy came to TOLFA a skinny, sick, mangy puppy during the annual Urs festival where we catch and shelter all the dogs from around the Dargha in Ajmer. She is now a happy, lively and dare we say, slightly rotund member of our TOLFA family.... ... See MoreSee Less
HEALING FROM THE HEART! This sweet boy had been bitten by a male dog that was passing through the area he lives in. The dog had ripped a huge, deep piece of skin off the back of his head.... But just look what time, medical attention and of course oodles and oodles of love can do.... Today he is all healed and will soon be heading back to his area, doggy family and human care giver who is very keen to have him back... ... See MoreSee Less
TOLFA have teamed up with We Are Print Social to create a t-shirt in a range of colours & styles to suit everyone! There are 30 days to order and ALL proceeds will help the rescued animals we care for in India. This unique design beautifully shows the trust and compassion between animals and people. Perfect for dog-lovers! Order yours today and show your love for animals! www.weareprintsocial.com/campaigns/tolfa-t-shirts-and-vests... See MoreSee Less
HALF THE DOG HE USED TO BE!! This absolutely beautiful boy was brought into us by his caregiver after his stomach became swollen and bloated. He was suffering with a condition called Ascites where fluid collects in the stomach. It's a very hard condition to treat as it can he caused by a variety of underlying conditions and we don't have diagnostic equipment to help us determine what that might have been. Luckily through good, old fashioned look, touch and feel our vets got the diagnosis spot on and as you can see, his treatment was an complete success! Now there's just time for a bath and pamper before his caregiver can take him back home again. ... See MoreSee Less
Time to go home handsome! This gorgeous boy's chest wound had already started healing when we took the original photo so you can imagine how big it was to start with! He's been an absolute superstar throughout his treatment and sometimes even a little too enthusiastic to get out his kennel and greet us (we have the foot prints on our clothes to prove it!). Today we said fairwell and good luck as he was released back to his area and doggy family.... Happy, healthy and ready to once again bounce all over life! ... See MoreSee Less
How do they get food once they are released, do the people feed them?
Good luck in a harsh world
Great job! By the way I've one small query. If there is a stray dog which needs medical attention for a period of say more than 15-20 days. Is it safe to leave the dog back in his territory after keeping him in a shelter? Do the other dogs accept the dog back? Is the dog not used to a much better life style in a shelter where he/she get's food and fresh water at scheduled time and he/she doesn't need to fight for it?
Hi Mayank, street dogs can be away from their territory for a few months and still adapt back and be accepted by the other dogs there. Generally the dogs are happier in their territories than they are in a kennel. Yes, in a kennel they have regular food and water, but they don't have freedom which for an animal that is used to being free is a big deal. Street dogs can have a really good, very natural life if there is enough food sources. It's only when they get sick or injured that they face real problems and luckily for the dogs in our area, we will never turn away an animal in need....
This is my boy Joe..I brought him to the UK, from Chennai 12 years ago..He is still doing well..I love him. x
Good morning from our nurturing garden! We use this space for dogs that need to move around but aren't strong enough to be with our sanctuary dogs. It is a place to rest, rehabilitate and heal and first thing in the morning, with the beautiful, gentle sun pouring in, it truly is a place of serenity, peace and healing... ... See MoreSee Less
It must be love, love, love.... Annie (left) has minor brain damage that means her legs get confused and she walks sideways. Scotty had a broken front leg that has left him with a limp/hop combination.... Watching them play together you can feel the joy and love and it makes us smile every time.... ... See MoreSee Less
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Our #shelterselfie duo today are Lakhan and Charlie. Lakhan has been working at TOLFA for many years and spend his days out with the rescue team responding to the 20 - 30 calls we get a day. He is an excellent dog catcher and will go above and beyond to help any animal we are called to rescue. Awww, little Charlie (aka Charlie Chaplin). We rescued this cutie after he had reportedly been involved in am accident. It actually turned out that he had a birth deformity that means he runs almost in a sitting position with his back legs quickly tapping away to keep him stable. We love his uniqueness and he loves his life here at TOLFA... ... See MoreSee Less
ABANDONED WITH LOVE... We always say TOLFA is built on love, that it is tangible and can be felt by visitors and animals alike. The feral mother of these three kittens certainly felt it when she ran the gaunlet of our 60+ shelter dogs to leave her kittens in our store room. She was seen bringing them individually over an 8 foot wall, through our compound and into the store.... Of course we left food and water out for them, but after three days she hadn't returned so we moved the kittens to our cattery. They are all very nervous (this is why the photo quality is poor - no scary flash!) but we know with plenty of TLC, coaxing and love they will come round. They say animals have a instinctive, higher, purer sense of energy than most of us do and this seems to be true for the mother of these kittens who put herself at great risk to leave her kittens in a place of kindness and love... ... See MoreSee Less
It's officially summer and most days it's 40'c and above.... We love this photo of Veenu taking advantage of the trees being watered, chilling out and cooling off... And yes, us humans might just be a little bit jealous of him!
*Veenu is waiting to be adopted. If you are a local person and would like to adopt Veenu, please come and meet him any day between 10am and 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Address is saraswati nagar dhola bhata road near lamhe beer baar ajmer
Hello tolfa it's an emergency...pls see this vedio...and send the ambulance as soon as possible...she is unable to stand...one of the bike driver injured on his neck....condition is crucial...pls
Namaste Gaurav Bundel, our rescue team is already aware of this dog and are attending now. Future please call our rescue number which is 98 29 965585 because sometimes we don't check page for many hours.
Hi Yolanda, This dog is now with us at TOLFA and having emergency medical treatment. Her condition is serious so please send your positive thoughts to her.