Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shilpa Gadde Wins SOSA Award

Washington, D.C. — The Secretary of State Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad was recently awarded to Shilpa Gadde, Indian American founder of a dog rescue organization called Rescue Without Borders that rescues injured, sick, orphaned and special needs dogs living in India.
The award was created through the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide in 1990 with the direct support and encouragement of former Secretary of State James Baker and his wife Susan.

According to examiner.com, Gadde was already helping animals in the United States when her husband was transferred to New Delhi. Once she arrived and saw the conditions, she immediately knew she needed to help the street dogs.

Since her work started in India, she has joined with local veterinarians to offer emergency help to injured dogs. Once they are healthy, she and her colleagues work on training and rehabilitating the dogs so they can head to the U.S. and Canada where they can be adopted.

Gadde will travel to Washington, D.C. to receive her SOSA award on Nov. 12.
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