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Category: Man and Animal: Stories of Kindness


Let’s beat Corona with Karuna i.e. by showing Compassion to our Neighbourhood Animals & the Poor, says PM Modi in a Televised address to the Nation

Prime Minister Modi urged fellow Indians to show the spirit of “Compassion” to ovetcome the threat of Coronavirus in the country. He said this while he was interacting with the people of his Lok Sabha constituency — Varanasi — via…

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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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Animals also feel emotions. Watch the Video

Who says, animals don’t have emotions? They too can feel, emote, be happy, be sad…just that we need to *be human* enough understand their language 🙏

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How Street Dogs, named ‘Dodo’ and ‘Chiku’ saved 3 bikes from being stolen?

Dodo and Chiku are two brave young Indian female dogs adopted as community dogs by Shivani, Priya and their young group of friends in Masjid Moth area of New Delhi! For it was their barking that alerted Shivani and Priya’s…

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How stray dogs are foiling infiltration bids along the Indian LoC

We at JAAGRUTI had shared in our earlier posts, how police stations across Naxal infested regions of India have befriended street dogs in their near vicinity to help alert them to naxal attacks and impending danger, and now, we would like to share how these stray dogs are helping Indian army soldiers posted along the LoC (Line of Control) on the country’s high security border posts, foil infiltration bids and giving our soldiers much needed companionship in a hard terrain doing a hard job of protecting us all and our nation. This story was published on the Front page of The Hindustan Times dated 11th October 2015 and reading it made our day and gave vindication to what we have been saying all along, that these sturdy Indian stray dogs if looked after well, treated with compassion, sterilized and vaccinated by local community caretakers, can not only act as wonderful guard dogs but also help spread the spirit of compassion around in this increasing self and selfie-obsessed world; for love is all we and they need actually!

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A tale of 2 friends: 10+ year old street ‘Naifee’ & Class 10th student ‘Hunny’: A story about being caring and compassionate!

A tale of 2 friends: 10+ year old Naifee, a street dog & Class 10th student Hunny: A story about being caring and compassionate! Today, we want to share with you the story of a young Class 10 student named…

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“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

Beena Mohapatra, a domestic maid from Kolkata  feeds 35 dogs in her locality. We are glad to come across a story with striking similarity. This picture was making rounds across a lot of groups and Facebook’s Animals – Facts and…

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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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A dying boy’s special bond with a rescue dog

The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love, and let it come in. – Morrie Schwartz –   Every moment is extra precious for 4-yr-old Lucas Hembree. Suffering from Sanfilippo syndrome, he isn’t expected…

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~Dog’s best friend!~

*This story is authored by Ramendra Singh and is kind courtesy of The Times of India BHOPAL: He does not mind skipping his lunch In fact, he did so on many times in the past. But there is one practice…

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A 15-yr-old Dog’s Gift

‘The next time you are a little down, do an act of service — it might just be the gift you need.’ This was the message that came to us through a mail that shared the story of Roadie, a…

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Dolly and Chotu: Neighbour’s envy and owner’s pride!

Author: This story has been contributed by Rishi Dev (Citizens for Animal Rights) Four cooperative group housing societies in sector 10, Dwarka are facing a new kind of menace from two street dogs, Dolly and Chotu. Both of these dogs have lived…

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The joy of looking after ‘Poopy’ the pigeon

By Divya Kapur About the author: Divya has trained as a wildlife rescuer in Sydney with Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services. She specialises in birds and that is where she derives the confidence to continue her work in this area after having moved back to Gurgaon. She…

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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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A school presentation, a Teacher, Delhi Fire Service and a rescued Pigeon

Life is a puzzle which gets deciphered when we look back and connect the dots. When I was in school, I had yearned for people to come over and talk to us about animals and environment but no one did,…

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The story of a gentleman and a stray dog

By  Biswadeep Ghosh (Courtesy: The Times of India dated July 13, 2011) He may not have a name. He might be a stray dog. But, he deserves every ounce of love he gets. He stays near my house. He doesn’t…

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…and ‘doggedly’ Moti opposes the Gujarat Cement Plant

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Man’s best friend is worshipped here…

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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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Faith – the two legged dog

The below story is kind courtesy and copyright of : Daily Good. We are sharing it here because it meets one of the objectives behind the intent of ‘Jaagruti’ which is – spreading respect and compassion towards members of the canine family. Two-Legged Dog…

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Indore’s Lallu was no ordinary street dog

Courtesy: Mail Today, dated: 17th August 2010 Shopkeepers of Aada Bazaar in Indore downed their shutters as a mark of respect for Lallu — a much- loved 15- year- old stray dog of the locality who died on July 17….

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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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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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Urvashi and her love for street dogs: A journey that will never end…

On her regular morning walks, Pooja Gulati of Faraidabad was amused by the sight of 4 street dogs regularly sitting on the boundary wall of a house in Sector 21, Faridabad (Haryana, India). Their unwavering devotion to guarding the premises…

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Islam and Kindness to Animals

~Allah  loves those who are kind to animals. There’s a hadith that narrates how a prostitute was forgiven her sins, simply for giving a dying dog some water~ (Volume 4 Book 54 Number 538, Narrated by Abu Huraira) Please click…

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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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King Yudhisthira and the Street Dog

Based on a tale from Hindu mythology, the epic Mahabharata, this is the story of Yudhisthira, a pious ‘Pandava’ king whose place in Heaven is determined by his love for a dog.  This animated film has been made by Mr. Wolf Clifton

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3 Street Dogs. An abandoned new born baby girl. Kolkata 23rd & 24th May 1996

Photograph above: Three street dogs protecting a new-born baby abandoned in Kolkata on the evening of 23rd May, 1996. Below is an excerpt of  a news report filed by Pinaki Mujumdar on the 25th May, 1996 edition of a Bengali…

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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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To co-exist, keep your differences aside

Monkey grooming his doggie friend Its amazing how animals across different species can keep their differences aside and coexist so peacefully whereas homo-sapiens (humans) despite belonging to the same species find it so difficult to do the same!

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Monkey. Thirst. 2 Blind men

Two blind persons wanted to drink water at the RagiGudda temple, Bangalore . When they were unable to operate the tap, this mother monkey opened the tap for them, allowed them to drink water, drank some water herself and then…

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The Joy of Unconditional giving

“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Norman MacEwan On a non-descript street called Bharat Ram Road, located next to…

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