International Animal Rescue, Goa

Road Accidents

Road Accidents

Road accidents are common animal injuries in Goa
Road accidents are common animal injuries in Goa

It is hardly surprising that every day we receive calls to inform us that an animal has been injured on the road. Some of these calls can be particularly harrowing, such as a cow being hit by a lorry, or a monkey being run over, but the animal is still alive and in agony. Where we are unable to attend a call immediately we obtain as much information as possible, so that at least we can make sure we attend those cases where the suffering appears the worst.

At the time of writing we only have only four ambulances available, and often one of these can be off the road for servicing. Regretfully we do not have the resources to increase our ambulance fleet due the additional running cost and additional staff needed. It is a sad reality that the help we are able to offer always comes down to funds, which is why we try to ensure every rupee is spent carefully.

Another huge problem we face is simply locating the animal concerned. Hardly any of the roads have names, and indeed most towns and villages don't even have their names displayed. It is almost impossible for someone who does not know the area well to give an accurate description of the location of the injured animal. This can lead to terrible frustrations for the person who is trying to find the injured animal, all the time knowing it is suffering.

    • Year
    • Orthopaedic & Other Surgeries
    • Special Rescue Work
    • Wildlife & Other Animals
    • Cattle
    • 2013
    • 128
    • 88
    • 196
    • 248
    • 2012
    • 153
    • 75
    • 303
    • 203
    • 2011
    • 172
    • 55
    • 243
    • 199
    • 2010
    • 203
    • 73
    • 252
    • 199
    • 2009
    • 170
    • 48
    • 333
    • 151
    • 2008
    • 138
    • 53
    • 325
    • 105
    • 2007
    • 156
    • 23
    • 288
    • 55
    • 2006
    • 136
    • 10
    • 186
    • 65
    • 2005
    • 110
    • 99
    • 9
    • 109
    • 2004
    • 68
    • 87
    • 3
    • 84
    • 2003
    • 70
    • 85
    • 8
    • 27
    • 2002
    • 56
    • 93
    • 2
    • 31
    • 2001
    • 22
    • 111
    • 2
    • 22
    • 2000
    • 5
    • 3
    • 5
    • 0
    • 1999
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1998
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1997
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 1587
    • 473
    • 2405
    • 1498