Karkala: Meet Viranjay Hegde, man who nurses 350 dogs, 50 cats in his land

Deekshith D V

Daijiworld Media Network – Karkala

Karkala, May 24: M K Viranjay Hegde, an agriculturist from Karkala and who also runs a shop looks after as many as 350 stray dogs which are unwanted for the society.

At his compound one can see dogs yelping, barking and jumping with joy everywhere. Hegde looks after several dogs and he especially makes it a point to nurse the injured ones and those suffering from cancer. He runs errands for the stray dogs and gets doctors to help for them and Hegde has been at it as a hobby for the last 15 years.

Hegde runs his own trust Ahimsa Animal Care Trust in Mudar village of Karkala taluk..Through this Trust he takes care of domestic animals like cats, cattle but his top priority remains treating the dogs which are sick and injured due to accidents and diseases. Hegde is helped by six staff members - all of them women from his Trust who help him look after the sick stray dogs and provide them food on time.

Also, he has more than 50 cats which are enjoying shelter and food in Hegde’s Trust.

Speaking to daijiworld.com, M K Viranjay Hegde said, "I developed this hobby 15 years ago. Since childhood I had dreamt of nurturing street dogs. I run this Trust with the little income that I earn and through contributions from my friends."

Hegde brings street dogs to the centre that are suffering from injuries and diseases like cancer. With the help of a veterinary doctor he treats the sick dogs.

Hegde explains that he nurtures 350 dogs and provides shelter on a two-acre plot. He said he plans to build shelter for cattle in his nine-acre plot in the coming days.




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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Very big heart and sympathy for the animals.Just dont think am abusing or without sympathy.But with so many animals,dog,cats and cattle.is it needed ?Cant he give to someone else.?End effect needs much time money and work first of all.A few he can donate someone wants to adapt etc.However big task to care them all.

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  • Sheikh Najeeb, Udupi / Dubai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Thief's will not dare to enter his home 100%

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  • Arun Prabha, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Great effort indeed. In fact, Mr. Hegde took great care of our pet Brownie during it's last days. We are ever indebted to him. All pet lovers should support this absolutely selfless effort by Mr. Hegde and his entire family who jointly take care of so many pets. They deserve their weight in gold.

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  • SUMAN FLAVY, Paldane, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    God bless you Mr. Hegde, good job!

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    How can Viranjay Hegde be contacted to offer some donations to his trust, which would help in a small way.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, May 25 2023

    May the Almighty Bless this Man ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, May 25 2023

    hope he helps human beings also...

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  • suresh, kinnigoli

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Already its over populating, feed the dumb poor animals instead. It will take you to jannat.

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  • Tanmay Bhat, Mangalore

    Thu, May 25 2023

    Human beings have looted this planet and we are facing its consequences in the form of global warming and natural disasters. If human population increases at this rate, none of us can survive

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Thu, May 25 2023

    When the election came few did not vote for the leader who looked after them .

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  • Rosy Dsouza, Bajpe, Mangalore

    Wed, May 24 2023

    Good job Mr. Hegde. May God bless you abundantly for your noble cause and concern for the voiceless. Even I rescued so many puppies that were left near the road side and garbage heap by the uncivilized people. Here in Bajpe there was a shelter called Prem Chaya and i used to give the rescued puppies to them which were rehomed by them. Now unfortunately the shelter is closed. Hoping some kind hearted people come forward to rescue the puppies and injured stray dogs and to make arrangement for their adoption . Also public awareness is required regarding neutering the domestic dogs so that the population can be controlled.

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  • G. William D'Souza, Madanthyar/Mysuru

    Wed, May 24 2023

    Hats off to you Mr. Hegde! Keep it up. All the best! Williams

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  • Francis Aranha, Bendur, Mangalore.

    Wed, May 24 2023

    Weldone Viranjan Hegde. Good Job.

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  • John Carlo, Katapadi, udipi

    Wed, May 24 2023

    How one can contribute for this good cause. There is no proper address, nor bank details. I want to help.

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  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, May 24 2023

    Such a commendable feat! I salute this person for his passion and seva for the voiceless.

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