The Dhenchu Effect: How a donkey’s story could change the World for Animals


While slavery has become a practice long lost in the past for humans, animals are still suffering the way Indians suffered during the colonial era. 

One such soul, Dhenchu, a donkey who carried burdens for his human companions, toiling under the scorching sun with unwavering dedication met with a disaster.

As Dhenchu plodded along the rugged terrain, burdened with his load, tragedy struck in the form of a reckless driver. With a careless swerve, the vehicle collided with the animal, sending him crashing to the ground in a heap of pain and confusion.

Instead of helping the poor soul, his owners fled in search of finding another slave for their bread-earning business leaving Dhenchu to die.

Amidst all this, we got a call regarding Dhenchu and we rushed to his aid, transporting him to their sanctuary for urgent medical care.

Upon examination, the veterinarians at the foundation delivered a devastating prognosis: Dhenchu had sustained a fatal brain injury. Despite their best efforts, there was little they could do to reverse the damage, leaving Raju trapped in a state of perpetual anguish.

For the past two months, Raju has remained at the sanctuary, his once vibrant spirit dimmed by the weight of his injuries. He spends his days either staring vacantly into space or circling aimlessly, a heartbreaking reminder of the toll that neglect and indifference can take on innocent lives.

Had someone called for help immediately after the accident, Dhenchu may have received the urgent medical attention he so desperately needed. Perhaps his injuries could have been treated in time, sparing him from a life of suffering.

But despite the missed opportunity, there is still hope. By raising awareness and advocating for prompt action in emergencies involving animals, we can prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.