We are ALL4PAWS, always have been and always will be. It is fantastic and fascinating to see communities reaching out and making a better world for our paws. It is our paws who give a whole new world, from the moment they enter our lives to each second of the day they enrich us in so many ways. The city of Mumbai reached out to vaccinate more than 300 community dogs against rabies and other ailments in Malad (W) with funds donated by Rotary Club of Mumbai West Cost and individual donors. Main purpose of the drive was to raise awareness of the welfare of our stray paws.

We all know the divine sniffing powers of our paws. Kolkata Police recently recruited 10 new sniffing Lab members from Haryana to join its dog squad. The new recruits will take the squad’s strength to the designated 48 posts. Two of the chosen members in the squad are experts in detecting explosives. In Tamil Nadu, a sniffer dog, two drones and two kumkis (elephants) were part of the operation to capture a problematic tiger at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiri Mountains. Kudos to our divine sniffers!

Sometimes some of our paws are too clingy! Why is it so? One of the major factors is the emotional attachment. Dogs are emotionally sensitive beings, so they tend to get clingy and some of them love to stay all the time with a particular pet parent and feel comfortable being around. Pets start getting clingy when pet parents devote all their time to the pets in the early days of getting them home. This eventually causes separation anxiety, under-confidence and other issues. To know more on this, read the article titled ‘How to ease your pet’s separation distress?’ in this issue.

After all, our paws live short lives. This is the pang of every pet parent. For everyone who has lost their beloved paws, actor Anushka Sharma recently shared a moving post titled ‘Why dogs live less than humans’—a story that narrates the pain and devastating loss when our pets pass away. The story from a vet’s perspective tells about a child who comes up with the perfect answer to why his family dog lived a short life. Anushka is pet parent to her pooch named Dude and had lost their pet Bruno last year.

Actress Kriti Sanon is petrified of dogs and she has developed a soft corner for paws. The actress is pet parent to two dogs—Disco and Phoebe. She enjoys posting a glimpse of her paw pictures and moments on social media. She feels that every paw brings such a positive energy to her. As we are ALL4PAWS every one of us tends to forget all our misery and stress.

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