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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sofia

Meet Sofia! She was adopted ten days ago in Chennai by Gowri Shankar Natesan.

































'She is around 30 odd days old, and people around were going to drop her off some streets away to fend for herself,' says Gowri. 'Overhearing the conversation my family and I decided to adopt her.

'She is doing well; got her checked by a vet, and except for some anaemia she appears fine.'


































































































I wonder how those people thought a puppy of this age would be able to 'fend for herself.' One would expect that in a city like Chennai with extremely well-publicized animal welfare organizations, people would have other options than just waiting for dogs to be born and then displacing them. Good thing for little Sofia that there was a kind family in the neighbourhood. I hope her dog relatives will be neutered soon as not all pups get this lucky!

Photos: Gowri Shankar Natesan
Chennai

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