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#Adoptdontshop is the theme for our 101st Issue, which our cover girl Anuja Chauhan, a famous Indian author, supports and also works towards finding furever homes for homeless furry darlings. Along with her sister Nandini Bajpai, a Boston-based novelist, who has fostered puppies with the organisation ‘Rescue Without Borders’ for years they have rescued more than a thousand puppies from India and the Middle East and got them placed in carefully chosen homes in the US. Nandini was helped by ‘Rescue Without Borders’ & Siva from ‘Global Pet Relocation Agency’ in this noble endeavour. The magic is the same–unconditional love, beady smiley eyes, tails wagging with gusto and cheer, love which lifts your heart and soul. Read our article With Adoption Sniff Your Way to Furever Love in this issue.

It is so heartening that Virat Kohli has been thoroughly inspired by Anushka Sharma who is a huge animal lover and constantly advocates for animal rights. Through the Virat Kohli Foundation, Virat has now set up an animal welfare project in Mumbai city. He has collaborated with Vivaldis Animal Health, Awaaz (Voice of Stray Animals), a local NGO in Mumbai, to set-up two animal shelters. The centres will be in Malad and Boisar respectively and will be run by Awaaz (VOSA). The shelter in Malad will be a temporary rehabilitation centre, where animals (small animals/dogs & cats) will be admitted for a temporary period until they recover. The centre will provide medical assistance to wounded and injured animals. The centre in Boisar will be a permanent shelter, which will keep animals who are blind/paralysed, will also provide permanent shelter to animals with permanent deformity (dogs/cats). Virat will sponsor ambulances, while Vivaldis Animal Health will complement their healthcare needs.

Virat Kohli said, “Looking after the welfare of animals is a cause very close to my heart now as Anushka is very passionate about this issue. Her vision to help stray animals across India is truly inspiring for me and since I have met her, I have tried to understand more about animal rights and the urgent need for medical assistance for strays. It is our dream to create a safer space for the stray animals of our city and I’m happy to be taking on this project with Vivaldis and Awaaz, and working with like-minded people to create some facilities to help these animals”.

Kudos to them to stand for a cause to support our beloved Indies! Give a beautiful Indie your furever heart & home—their love is magic too! Join us on our Facebook & Instagram for daily dose of information, interaction and fun. We are always happy to share and care!

Shweta
shweta@dogsandpupsmagazine.com