What is Pet Santa?
• Aim: Fund Raising for NGOs
• Vision: Create an easily scalable and
replicable model for raising funds.
• NOT (Read: less) about ground work for
How can I help Pet Santa?
• @ Merchandising
• Awareness Campaigns
• Art Auction
• > Ideas
How can I help an animal?
• Take a Pledge (#PSpledge) - do your tiny
bit today, everyday
• Feed a stray, pet a stray
• Get a stray sterilised, for free
(at SPCA, we have the $$)
• Run a donation drive – collect
newspapers, blankets & give to an NGO
(we can tell you who)
Benefits of Sterilisation
• Decreased Aggression
• Decreased Roaming
• Fewer unwanted
• Effective long term
reduction of stray
• No testicular / ovarian
• Reduced rabies,
• Fewer advanced
medical conditions –
Can a Neutered Male have Sex?
• Your neutered dog can still have sex - if he
wants. Most likely he won’t want to. With
the lower testosterone levels he won’t have
a red hot libido.
• So it’s basically safe sex – no chances of
Typical Stray Diseases - Mange
Two types of mange:
• Sarcoptic – Contagious
• Demodectic / Red Mange – not Contagious
– Both treatable
If I see a stray with mange, what do I do?
• If you’re comfortable with the dog, take it to a vet or give it home remedies.
• Simple home remedies
– applying honey/olive oil on the affected areas consistently 2 days a week
for 4 weeks, will work.
– Or adding raw apple cider vinegar to a bowl of rice and broth works –
feed them everyday for 2 whole weeks or until the skin clears up
• If you’re not comfortable and think it might be contagious, inform the SPCA
Typical Stray Diseases - Rabies
• A virus that animals may receive from bites from infected animals or wild
animals. Contagious to humans via animals saliva contact.
• How do you spot an animal with rabies?
Behavioural changes - restlessness or apprehension, aggression.
Constantly lick, bite and chew where they were bitten.
Hypersensitive to touch, light and sound.
Eat unusual things and hide in dark places.
Foaming at the mouth.
Disorientation, incoordination and staggering.
Loss of appetite, weakness, seizures and sudden death.
• How do I help an animal with rabies?
You can’t. It’s a fatal disease. For animals AND humans. It’d be kinder to
euthanize an animal if they show advanced signs of rabies as they constantly live
• How do I help avoid?
Call the SPCA / Round up animals in your area, take them to the SPCA – talk to