While the world debates on ideological issues of vegetarianism, non-vegetarianism, and vegan diets etc. countless cows are abandoned daily on account of going dry or being unproductive to maintain at the dairies. Such animals unfortunately find their way at the slaughterhouses where people are waiting to make a quick buck. To arrest the problem, TI-SMDT initiated a Go-shaala 7 years back with about 11 rescued cows. Today the count has reached 245 cattle including bulls, calves, and milking as well as dry animals.
Along with this, an animal care center was started last year to cater to the needs of abused, injured and abandoned small animals. The animal care center houses over 250 small animals including dogs, cats, birds, mules etc. With a clear mandate to provide a safe haven for all these animals the dedicated staff of TI-SMDT tends to these animals.
Nutritious fodder and feed are grown on own fields and a qualified staff of veterinarians tends to the diseased and injured animals.
The interests and welfare of muted animals have long been at the centre of activities of our trust. The trust manages a Go-shaala of over 250 cattle for the past five years. Cattle are reared here with a single agenda of providing a safe haven to the animals to live their full lives, irrespective of the fact that they may or may not produce economical products. The Go-shaala is an epicenter of a lot of allied activities such as Gobar gas, vermicompost, organic formulations and cow products such as soap, shampoo, dhoop etc.
The go-shaala serves as a training center to the nearby farmers in sustainable cattle management.