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Category: General/Animals


Coronavirus cannot spread through live animals, continue feeding street animals. This is the moment to be kind and humane.

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory body under the Government of India, has written to the chief secretaries of all State governments and Union Territories to ensure the well-being of pet animals amid the Corona virus threat….

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Wildlife Photography: Do’s and Dont’s

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Pet Dogs and Street Dogs: Do’s and Dont’s

Below is an article written by Mrs. Maneka Gandhi, who is the Chairperson of an organisation called, ‘People for Animals’. We happened to receive a copy of it in our Inbox from a fellow animal rescuer and deem it wise…

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Info: I found a pet bird..now what?

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Is your neighbourhood street dog coughing off late? Sharing a treatment that may work

We have seen many dogs who are coughing really hard and continuously in this unbearable summer heat of Delhi-NCR, may be you have too…the cough could be because of dust-triggered Respiratory Infection, says our consultant veterinary doctor. It is painful…

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The Indian Law protects our four-legged companion and man’s best friend i.e. The Street as well as Pet Dog

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Pets and Resident Welfare Associations (RWA): How does the law treat your pet?

Everyday, we receive many queries and calls over the Jaagruti helpline complaining about how their Residential Society’s Welfare Associations (commonly abbreviated as RWA’s) putting up notices ‘banning pets’, coming out with ‘no pets allowed’ clauses in their society bye-laws, ‘asking…

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From a Non-vegetarian eating Muslim to a Vegan – Reflections by Faizan Jaleel

Guest post* by Faizan Jaleel *Views expressed herein are solely the personal views of the author – Faizan Jaleel, who can be contacted on faizanjaleel@icloud.com **For those interested in the subject, there is also a website based book titled, “Animals in…

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Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Series-3: Apply for the ‘Colony Caretaker of Animals-Card’ from Animal Welfare Board of India

Animal Welfare Board of India has decided to issue Identity Cards to Street Dog Feeders/Colony Care Takers of Animals who are taking care of animals in their locality. A proforma of registration form can be downloaded from this link- http://awbi.org/awbi-pdf/caretakers.pdf or please…

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Do-it-Yourself (DIY)Series-1: How do we pick up street dogs and take them to the nearest vet in our car

We are no experts and neither do we run an animal ambulance or hospital that tends to animals. We do it one street dog (or at best two or three) at a time and try to do our best in…

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Treating an old dog with Aural haematoma- Part 2

Dateline: October 2012 Two years back, we had penned a story on how we got an old black dog’s aural haematoma treated. We had a smilar challenge to face with another old dog, a brown coloured male dog with a…

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Educating emotions

The below article written  by Eunice deSouza in Pune Mirror is worth reading and sharing with as many ‘humans’ as you know. For this post says so much of what we at ‘Jaagruti’ always wanted to put in words. As…

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The story of ‘Magic’ and his rescue

‘Magic’ is another of our rescued dog stories, for the story of his rescue and recovery is nothing but ‘magical’. Last year when the Commonwealth Games 2010 ended, it was time to release the street dogs back into the games…

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‘Desty’ – Destiny’s child!

For all animal cases that we get to attend directly to at ‘Jaagruti’, we just prefer to give them a name rather than referring to them as an anonymous dog or any other creature. But that name is just for…

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यह गली के कुत्ते ….

By आशीष पांडे Courtesy: Navbharat Times Monday March 14, 2011 एक शख्स ने पेपर में छपने के लिए शिकायत भेजी कि हमारे मोहल्ले में कई आवारा कुत्ते हैं। जब देखो भौंकते हुए पीछे पड़ जाते हैं, सड़क पर आराम से…

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Dogs are family, can use lifts for free, rules court

In August, this year when we at ‘Jaagruti’ received a call from the Gulati family in Faridabad alerting us to the fact that their colony RWA was disallowing them to take their dog ‘Pixie’ in the building lift, it prompted…

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New Page added: Animal Helplines in Mumbai

After ‘Animal Helplines in Delhi and NCR‘ we at Jaagruti are happy to share with you all our new webpage titled, ‘Animal Helplines in Mumbai‘. We hope to expand this list to an all-India level in times to come so…

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Bakr-Eid: what happens to the goat?

Before you begin reading this, please allow us a moment to introduce Meera Ahmad (the contributor of the below post) to all of you. Meera is a Ph.D student at University of Delhi and lives with her mother, brother Kabir…

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The ABC of stray dogs

Animal Birth Control/ABC Programm involves sterilizing street dogs, vaccinating them against rabies and releasing them back into the areas where they were picked up from. The article below is kind courtesy of  The Pioneer Newspaper, penned by noted senior journalist Mr….

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Foods and Poisonous Plants to avoid for Cats and Dogs

This post is kind courtesy of Charu Shah FOOD TO AVOID FOR DOGS- Alcoholic beverages–  Can cause intoxication, coma, and death. Avocado– The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Bones from fish, poultry, or…

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15 reasons to adopt an older dog

This post is kind courtesy of  Luigi Aero‘s Facebook Page One of the saddest things is an old dog left in a shelter by an uncaring human family. Common excuses people use are that they don’t have enough time for…

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Rabies and Street dog population control in India in 2010: Problems and Solutions

By Dr. Ilona Otter, DVM, Clinical Director of WVS ITC (Worldwide Veterinary Service India Training Center) Dr. Ilona is also the Honorary Veterinary Consultant of Niligiri based Animal Welfare Organisation called IPAN- India Project on Animals and Nature. In the…

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मेरा आशियाना

*Credits:  Poem and Photograph by Mr. Raakesh Khatri

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Abandoning one’s pet: Could there be a crime bigger than that?

Such scenes are an everday occurence all around many cities across the world. People buy pets, some even pamper them BUT then dump them on the road, at a city shelter in their old age-at an age when they need…

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Animal ‘abuse’

How many times do people amongst us take names of an animal or refer to one in the abusive/bad language they utter (mostly without thinking) in one’s frequent bouts of anger? These bad words could be in English or Hindi..Wondering what are we referring to…

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How to behave with Dogs and understand them better? – Part 2

To read the first part of this article, please click here

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GoD and DoG!

The above photograph  was clicked and contributed to us by Kris Kumar on 5th July, 2010. It was clicked at PVR Anupam-Saket, a multiplex  in Delhi. In this small temple beneath a tree behind the multiplex where these two resident…

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How to behave with Dogs and understand them better?

An article by Erika Abrams about how to interact with dogs and read their signals… To read the second part of this article, please click here

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Intelligent Animals: Meet the thirsty cow operating a hand pump

Each one of us would have heard the story of the thirsty crow who brings pebbles in his beak and throws them in a pot to raise the level of water in there so that he can sip it and…

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कौन ज़्यादा टेढ़ा है? – हमारे राजनेता या टेढ़ी पूँछ वाले जानवर..

टेढ़ी पूँछ वाला जानवर केवल पुचकार का भूखा है, पर हमारे यह राजनेता सत्ता, रुतबा, धन दौलत और ना जाने और किस किस चीज़ की कभी न भरने वाली भूख रखते हैं…..

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Saying goodbye to your animal friend…and the essence of a dog’s life

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”- Anatole France (1844-1924) Ask anyone who has ever shared his life with an animal friend, and they will vouch for the fact that the most difficult phase…

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If Dogs were our teachers, we would learn important stuff like :

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When it’s in your…

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An Interview with the Dog

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Abhinav Bindra on ‘Dog’ Values

Abhinav Bindra won the Olympic Gold Medal in 10 meter air rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In his guest column in today’s HT City, the ace shooter writes about his bonding with dogs.

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Pet dogs and your personality

The dogs you pet gives an insight into your personality as well. Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge the image, which is a scanned version of the article that was published in the ‘Hello Delhi’ supplement of Navbharat Times newspaper on…

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