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Saving One Dog His WORLD changes forever

Adopting one dog can save him from leading a wretched life on the street and get the love and care he deserves. Loyalty and love are your FURever. My Jimmy On a December morning, a little sunny day, it was snowing the last night. A female stray gave birth to six pups nearby below a rock cut opening. All black cute female pups except for that one white little male pup. Days passed,…

A Chained Dog is A Choked Soul—SAY ‘NO’ TO CHAINING!

Many of us have seen the sight of a tied up dog at the gate, entrance of the house or backyard lying listlessly with a sad look on his face. And we also come across happy dogs, wagging their tails in delight, living like a happy family member. It’s upto you to decide – how you wish to keep your dog. Many a times, I have seen the poor pathetic dogs with a depressed look lying quietly in the…

Each 1 Adopt 1

Which breed of dog is perfect in size, fur neither too long nor too short, healthy and well-suited to the Indian climate, loving yet independent, friendly, adorable, and intelligent… all at the same time? Well, it is our very own Indian breed, of course! In other words, the common community dog, or pariah, who we see on our streets. The demand for Pedigree dogs has boomed exponentially in…

Raise your VOICE for the VOICELESS! Support THEM!

Voiceless India is a campaign which has been initiated to spread awareness about animal cruelty related issues such as animal testing, animal slaughter, abuse on streets, hunting, etc and support animals across the world. Here’s more on this noble move. Animals are those souls who have a voice but remain unheard; therefore we call them the VOICELESS. They try to communicate pain, fear and…

Fluffy – you are a real hero!

Last summer, we got all the dogs of our colony sterilised with the help of Friendicoes SECA. But one female dog was left and in 2014 winter, she delivered three pups. Two pups died in a road accident while the sole survivor is a white pawed, black coloured pup. We call this pooch Fluffy. Fluffy truly is the fluffiest one I have ever touched in my life. He has become the apple of everyone’s eyes.…

Selecting a Safe & Secure pet boarding

At times, it is heart wrenching to see the plight of pet parents having to drop their furry friend off at a boarding facility. A pleasurable boarding experience is the result of the pet parent and the boarding staff working in the interest of the pet. Here’s how to have a safe & secure boarding for your pooch. While going on a trip where pooches cannot travel, pet parents have to put…

Compelled by love! Journey of an animal shelter volunteer

From passion stems compassion and then the desperate need to help out the tiny paws... life is not that simple for an animal shelter volunteer. Let’s see why. The word ‘volunteer’, according to Oxford Dictionary, means ‘a person who offers to do something without being compelled or paid’. Ordinarily, I would accept most meanings they come up with, but this one I have to mark as incorrect, most…

Let’s join hands…for a noble cause!

Compassion for animals is the noblest of all virtues...and serving these mute creatures is the biggest charity...this might be just a thought for us but for C Padmavathi and C Narasimhamoorthy, who run Animal Welfare and Protection Trust (AWPT) at Santhoshapuram in Tambaram, it is an every day reality. ...and it started In 1999 the Chennai Municipality began killing stray dogs by immersing them in…

Adopting a rescued angel!

Adopting a traumatised animal needs much more care and attention than a puppy. I recently encountered a case of three traumatised Beagles who eventually found homes. Read about Nube– one of the three beagles. Dr Aparna Bhatnagar shared the whole rehabilitation process of Nube with me as I captured it on my lense. The case… Recently PETA India won a battle against animal testing and rescued 70…

Say No to animal abuse!

The Indian law protects our four-legged companions! In 2010, Central Mumbai Consumer Disputes Redress Forum gave a strong directive to a group housing society who was charging a pet parent a monthly fee for using lifts for his pooch. The court clearly said, 'Dogs are part of a family hence they have the right to use the lift just as any other member, and we cannot decide who is a family member and…

Each act of kindness

She is a school teacher, she is an animal lover, she is a pet parent and she believes in each act of kindness! Here the mention is Annu Gujral who inculcates giving, caring, compassion in children for the welfare of stay dogs in Delhi. Catch a glance of her benevolent acts! In her mission to shelter and feed stray dogs, Annu Gujral has been into charitable activities in which her students at RS…

Strays – our guarding angels

A peek into the life of strays and how we can help them. We have to understand the fact that we have to co-exist with stray dogs and hence it’s better for us to adopt the policy of ‘Live and Let Live’. With this background in mind, befriending stray dogs who live around our houses is the way to go. Since dogs are known for their loyalty and faithfulness, one can say with almost 100 percent…

Don’t abandon me please!

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world...When all other friends desert, he remains,” -George G Vest. Then, why does man desert this precious being… sometimes due to behavioural issues, sometimes…

JBF (India) Trust For absolute wellbeing of animals

JBF (India) Trust was established in the year 2003 with its main objective to undertake various activities to minimise sufferings of animals by providing veterinary care, facilitating more bearable and adorable life to them. Here’s a brief note on the organisation… After four years of successful service in Delhi, JBF (India) Trust expanded its work to Guwahati, Assam in the year 2007. Main…

Never abandon!

Abandoning a pet is the most cruel act. It is akin to deserting your loved one on the streets. Here’s a checklist to see if you are indeed a ‘doggy’ person. Puppy…your child… Adopting a pet is a crucial decision. But after the initial frenzy is over, the puppy starts getting neglected. Sometimes, he is isolated to lead a chained life at the mercy of servants, which is traumatic for him and he…

Paws agony at puppy mills

Imagine forcing your pet dog to live his entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys or comfort and little hope of ever becoming part of a family and being loved and cared for life? Pathetic! That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog! Hundreds of thousands of dogs in India suffer in puppy mills. They are made prisoners of greed, locked in small dirty cages,…

It’s a pawsome world for all!

World for All–Animal Care and Adoptions started off with one puppy, Facebook and a girl who was tired of feeling sorry for homeless animals...! They now facilitate 60 adoptions of Indian breed pups and kittens each month. Here’s more on this noble organisation. Held on 25th September 2011, Adoptathon was an adoption camp for Indian street pups and kittens in Mumbai. The event was an initiative of…

It’s KARMA that makes the difference!

Cindy is paralysed waist down. She was found on one of the pavements in the hustling city of Bangalore. People who were around, said that she was found whimpering on the outer ring road in the middle of the night. She was rescued and treated but it was too late for any major improvements in her condition. Cindy now lives with her other furry friends in a home that is an open house for all needy…

ARF: Supporting the animal welfare organisations

A major obstacle in running an animal welfare organisation is the lack of funds. To address this need, Animal Rights Fund (ARF) collects funds to support such NGOs. Incident that changed life... Twenty-seven years back (1982), one bright morning while reading my newspaper; I heard a crow’s cry. I saw a crow crying in vain to free itself. It was entangled in a thread (coated with glass powder -…

Animal abuse

We as humans need to understand that animals are living beings and they share the same feelings and pain just as we humans do, the only difference is that we can tell what we are undergoing and animals cannot! Types of abuse Deepti Nadhan, a college going girl, was gifted a pup on her birthday by her friends. She had never owned a pet in her life. Obviously she was unaware of the Do's and Don'ts…