A Software Engineer from Banglore has 735 Dogs, and he wouldn’t mind adopting more dogs. The Engineer’s name is Rakesh Shukla he has his software company stays with his wife and has a good shelter for all 735 dogs. Rakesh has dogs including Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Beagles, Dachshunds, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards, Pug, Mongrels, etc.
In Doddballapur, out of Bangalore Rakesh Shukla has 3.5-acre farmland it is a safe place for all kinds of dogs even they are sick, healthy, cute, not cute. Anyone who is not having a place to live they are welcome in his farmland. Whenever Rakesh notice a dog on the street he just brings the dog to his farmhouse. Mr.Shukla’s first dog was Kavya, the Golden Retriever who was 45-day-old and the second dog was Lucky, he saved him from the street.
Mr. Shukla treats all the dogs as his own babies and even calls himself their ‘papa'(Father). As the time passed the dogs kept growing and he can’t keep them at his house or office so for them he bought a land and built a farmhouse for his babies(Dogs).
On his farmhouse there are around 10 people who look after the dogs and cook for them, even the trained veterinary surgeon is there. Rakesh gives 93% of the funds and per day the cost of shelter is Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 50,000. Everyday the dogs have 200kg rice and 200kg chicken.
Some animal activists came to him and they tried to close this centre but Mr. Shukla never give up. “I’VE MADE A PACT WITH MY DOGS. WE WILL PART ONLY WHEN ONE OF US KICKS THE BUCKET.”