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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.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dog left in Delhi by expatriate owner - please help find her a home

Message from Madhu Goyal:

Baby, a 7 month old beautiful little Indian dog, was left behind by her expat owner with cruel flat-mates, who are now planning to throw the little dog out on the street. Poor little blameless Baby urgently needs a forever home. Please give her another chance at love and security. To adopt her call Deepshikha on 9811188812 or email her at deep20ss@gmail.com

Please forward!

And this is my footnote.

I'm deeply depressed by the emails I've received in the last two days. All the recently featured dogs (Pinglu, Priya's dogs and Baby here) are in their current sad situation because of the intolerance of humans. It could have been so different if they had been lucky enough to live around decent, civilized people. What does it cost to be decent and civilized for heaven's sake?

The email about Baby is a sad coincidence, because recently in the Comments on the post "Roshni," we were discussing expatriates who adopt dogs and then leave them in India when they return to their own countries. Why do they "rescue" animals if they can't give them a permanent home? In the last few years many expatriates have written to me and ALL of them - ALL - have been wonderful responsible owners, taking a huge amount of trouble and spending a lot of money to take their dogs home with them. Check the many posts about "non-resident" Indian dogs in this blog. If one can't be like these owners, why "adopt" at all?

I beg any non-Indians who may be reading this -
please please don't pick up a pet here unless you are prepared to give it a permanent home. Our street dogs face many hardships as it is. Let's not add abandonment to the list.


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