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.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Pups for adoption in Kolkata - let's all do our bit to help!
One of the many adoption appeals I receive from animal lovers around India. All these homeless dogs are invariably beautiful, bright-eyed and cute. And yet many remain as they began: homeless. I've no doubt at all that if they'd been pugs or labradors there would have been dozens of takers for them. Such is the hypocrisy and stupidity of "dog lovers" in our country.
These two are in Kolkata. Sadhwi Sondhi gives their details:
These two puppies were dumped outside an animal lover's gate. They had been through abuse and were sick, hurt and terrified. The female puppy (bottom) has bounced back remarkably and is a brave little dog, self-appointed protector of her less fortunate brother, playful and friendly.The male puppy (top) has a birth defect and has weak hind legs.But he has devised a way to move around by balancing himself on his defunct hindlegs and propelling himself forward in short bursts. He will get better with food, care and medicines. Please help us find them both great loving homes. Contact Anandaroop at 09903898247 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can each do our bit by circulating these and other appeals to our contacts, posting them on our Facebook profiles or simply telling animal lovers (real ones) about these fantastic dogs. It would only take a few minutes. I strongly believe that for each homeless animal, there exists somewhere a perfect owner. We can try to find them with just a little extra trouble. Specially since we have a mindbogglingly powerful tool at our disposal - the net. Chances of adoption obviously shoot up if more and more people get to see the dogs.
So let's not sigh and think "sad, but nothing much I can do" and turn away while these little creatures fade away in shelters or get crushed to death on the street. You can do something. Once a week or at least once a fortnight, do go through the adoption sites I've listed (check the bottom right of this page) and make sure others get to see them too.
Photo and appeal: Sadhwi Sondhi
Sadhwi's blog: http://straysrhot.blogspot.com