This blog is for aboriginal dog enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah Dog) and INDog-mixes (Indies) 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 landrace village dog of the Indian subcontinent. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too. Also see padsociety.org
Thursday, May 26, 2011
She has been living in a building compound in Goregaon, Mumbai. A kind man called Vikram has been taking care of her. But Vikram will soon be shifting from Mumbai to Gujarat, and the building secretary has warned him that he will have Lalli removed and dumped somewhere so far away that she'll never find her way back to the building again.
Lalli will not survive such a displacement.
Please do your best to help her by sharing this appeal as widely as possible!
Contact these numbers for adoption: 9167652675 / 9987235152 / 9867511042
Three videos of Lalli:
Videos and appeal: Manisha Matta
One month old bundle Bingo was rescued from Sion, Mumbai. This lucky pup was saved in the nick of time from being run over by a tempo. He is a bit furry and might be an INDog-mix. Currently recovering from a skin problem, almost healed. He has been de-wormed and treated for fleas.
This lovely little INpuppy was rescued from a building in Juhu, Mumbai. Her mother and siblings were all crushed to death by a speeding car.
One month old, female, absolutely healthy, de-wormed, and believe it or not - already house-trained! This pup is highly intelligent. Calm and quiet and loves to play by herself.
Bingo and Ginger are great friends and are currently together all day.
For adoption call 91 9167652675 or 91 9821327618.
Spread the word please!
Photos and appeal: Manisha Matta
Thursday, May 12, 2011
8 month old INDog pups available for adoption in Mumbai. They are being taken care of by my friend Vikram, from whom I adopted my INDog Brandy. We'd love someone to give these pups a home.
Please contact Vikram on 9223256553.
Above, below: Brownie
Above, below: Blackie
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Indian bomb squad lets slip the street dogs of war against Naxalite threat
Rhys Blakely in Bombay
Monday, May 9, 2011
|The Malinois or Belgian Shepherd is much in the news nowadays, after one of this breed was reported to have participated in the recent successful strike on Osama Bin Laden.
Far less in the public eye is the ever-underrated Indy, though its performance has been excellent in the Counter-Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College in Chhattisgarh. Let's pardon the College and the writer of the article below for using the words "mongrel" and "street dog" for canines who are possibly neither of the above. At least somebody has finally recognized the value of our native dogs, whatever they choose to call them.
This is an earlier post on this project. Incidentally, like all tribals and rural Indians, Maoists are well aware of the alert nature of Indies. That's why they ordered villagers in Jhargram to kill their own dogs; to prevent them from alerting the police to Maoist presence. Read about it here.
Sorry this post looks so messy. I've just copy-pasted the whole article here.
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A new batch:Street dogs being trained for anti-Naxal operations at the Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College in Kanker in Chhattisgarh.
Kanker (Chhattisgarh): The Chhattisgarh Police is planning to train a new batch of street dogs for anti-Naxal operations after the canines delivered good results by detecting over 350 IEDs and landmines in the past two years.
The mongrels, being trained at the Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare (CTJW) College here, have helped save the lives of a number of policemen by detecting the explosives.
The street dogs, being trained for anti-Naxal police duties, have better utility value when compared to high-breed canines like Labrador and German Shepherd.
“The local street dogs have an edge over the pedigreed dogs as they do not get tired in the hot weather and rough terrain in the dense jungles and Naxal hotbeds of the State. They have a better adaptability to the environment and have produced excellent results in police and security duties,” CTJW director Brigadier (Retd.) B. K. Ponwar said.
“Presently, we are training four such dogs Teja, Sally, Heena and Rolly after we found that our experiment with such dogs bore excellent results. More such dogs with a good built and who display positive orientation for police duties will be trained,” said Ponwar, who has been designated as Inspector General (IG) of Chhattisgarh police for running the CTJW.
Ponwar helped set up the unique college here six years ago after he was asked by the State government to train its policemen for special operations in view of the Naxal problem.
Ponwar said while the college is also training pedigreed dogs, the results with street dogs has been excellent and more than what was expected of them.
“They require less pampering, less investment of resources and less care. They have a high stamina when it comes to working in these areas. They are good learners,” Ponwar said.
Central security forces like CRPF, ITBP and BSF deployed for anti-Naxal operations in the State are also being assisted by a specialised breed of imported Belgian shepherd dogs for ‘infantry patrols' and to provide pre-ambush warning to the troops.
“A police dog is an essential component of any security force squad. This part was missing in anti-Naxal operations. As the local dogs are best suited for this terrain, they are now being deployed to assist the forces. They can avert major casualties and ambushes by giving early signals to their masters,” a senior police officer said on the condition of anonymity.
The high-breed dogs have been used with success by NATO troops in Afghanistan and Israeli troops in Gaza. - PTI
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Here is his story, sent in by Devika Mukerji Khazvini of The Cattitude Trust, Chennai.
When the occupants of the building Whitey had lived in from puppyhood decided to “evict” this joyful, friendly dog, he would not leave because he believed that was his home. So they gathered together and beat him unconscious.
A brave young girl, seeing he was still alive, called the Blue Cross and stood guarding him till they arrived on the scene. Not only did the BC team rush Whitey to their hospital but they booked the offenders under the PCA act.
By some wonderful miracle, Whitey responded to the treatment and the love he was shown by the volunteers and the manager Dawn Williams. At night, Whitey would cry out in sadness, and Dawn would take him into his own quarters, play him music and calm him down.
Once healed, Whitey’s story spread among animal lovers and it became known that he had nowhere to go, as his previous home posed obvious dangers, with such cruel people around. Hearing of his plight, Kiran Rao, our Trustee and loyal friend to animals, offered to add Whitey to her family of many dogs and cats. Once safely at Kiran’s, Whitey finally began to enjoy some nourishing food and lots of rest. And anyone who visits him is greeted with boisterous exuberance as he has finally shed the last of his terrible fear of humans.
But since the other dogs there have been around a long time Whitey feels left out, and still sings his sad song. It is now quite clear that he wants to bond closely with a human family. His needs are simple. Good food, some open space, shelter from the elements (we feel he would be uncomfortable indoors all the time as he is not used to it) and lots of love and companionship without too many other dogs to share it with! He is young, neutered and in excellent health.
Would you like to be the lucky family to give Whitey the happiness he deserves; to give him a new and happy song to sing? If so, please email email@example.com
PS. Would the brave young girl who helped save Whitey please mail us? Whitey would love to meet her and say thank you.
Devika Mukerji Khazvini
The Cattitude Trust