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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Very urgent: help Shakespeare find a home, his life depends on it!

Permanent home required to save life of this gorgeous dog in Ahmedabad. "Shakespeare" is a beautiful, spirited dog living on the IIM campus in Ahmedabad, India. We neutered him recently as part of a sterilization drive and his incision is healing (after he chewed some of the sutures out! The video was taken originally to document the healing of his incision. Sorry about the crotch shots!)

Although he is a friendly and active dog, Shakespeare has had some run-ins with security people on campus simply because he is what can be described as an overly-friendly dog. People were intimidated by this and responded with aggression. Now he is feeling threatened there. As a result, he is now engaging in defensive charging and barking at people he is afraid of or unfamiliar with. This is very scary for non-dog people and he cannot remain on campus. The situation is threatening to escalate as every time he does this, sweepers and security guards go after him.

We need to remove him from campus before someone gets hurt or he gets further abused. Tragically, Shakespeare may have to be euthanized if we cannot find a permanent, appropriate home for him. I love dogs like Shakespeare. He is a lovely, friendly, playful dog who would make a great and loyal companion for an individual or family who loves dogs. PLEASE HELP SAVE SHAKESPEARE! Please spread the word!

If you can offer a loving, permanent home to Shakespeare, please email me at lisaDOTwardenATgmailDOTcom

Lisa Warden

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