Last august we lost 2 of our oldest residents at Jivana when Shakti and Parvati, our happy guard dogs, sadly died. Both dogs have been sorely missed this season and now wandering round the gardens at night it’s not so easy to imagine what that shuffle amongst the banana plants is!
So now a big ‘thank you!’ must go to the staff at International Animal Rescue’s ‘Animal Tracks’ centre at Assagao who gave us 3 lovely puppies. It’s great to be able to give Chapati, Tikka and Roti a new home, and with such a great playground at Jivana we’re sure they’ll be happy!
IAR’s Animal Tracks is a fantastic charity that originally focused on Goa’s many stray dogs and cats, but they have expanded over the years to care for and treat all sorts of animals. Check them out online here (they need volunteers and supplies!):
We didn’t just stop at 3 dogs though! Sachin, a long-serving member of our Mandrem staff, brought in a kitten who seems more than happy with 2 acres of private garden to call home. Being a feisty little fella, Spinxsir is now holding his own in a dog’s world (and a cosmopolitan security detail).