At J's farm, there are about six puppies. On my visit, the deserted farm I previously imagined came to life as beautiful, really beautiful puppies came bounding at the usual sound, the usual smell of brown rice mixed with kibbles and pieces of bread. A new litter of pups, a new ray of hope and promises to life, or another set of complexities of straywork?
I do not think I could ever look at them frivolously as cute puppies, devoid of any implications to welfare work, detached from the subjectivity we often grope along with, as we manage the packs and increasingly, make decisions of their existence -- should they be euthanized or kept alive? Or should we cast their destinies to the wind?
And the ONLY plan I have in mind is to leave them where they are and when they old enough, bring them to the vet to be sterilised. The neuter-return concept seems feasible now.
Three of them found along the road, accompanied by an adult cream female and a few other black adult males expelled from the K's farm.
En-route, we met yet another litter. The worker at the farm had them caged as seen in the following picture. But that was Feb. 24. Today, about half of the puppies here have been taken away, allegedly to "someone who sells vegetables at the market." The worker refused to tell us where exactly the puppies had gone and the identity of the vegetable seller. He also became more hostile and told V not to feed the puppies anymore.
I believe there are a few still left at this farm and in any case, will see if it's possible to sterilise them once they reach the right age.The puppies barking for attention as they rampaged in the spaces of the makeshift cages.
Specific to these litters, we are building our funds to neuter each and every one of these puppies as soon as they reach the right age. Within six months, they will be sexually mature and the females will most likely be pregnant, adding to the mulitplying effect of the stray population reality. Without any money, we won't be able to carry do this at all. We need your every support. There are at least ten puppies here.
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