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Know the signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

Dogs are not as efficient at releasing heat as we are; they are built to conserve rather than release heat and tend to heat up faster than we do. Dogs do not sweat in the same way humans do and can easily…

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Do you know about JAAGRUTI’s role in spreading awareness and in treatment of maggot wounds

We at JAAGRUTI have perhaps become experts at treating Maggot wound infested Street Animals and teaching others to do likewise :) Read on… As part of Jaagruti’s On-Site First Aid Service for Street Animals, from 1st April 2015 till 31st…

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Please contribute towards ‘Angrez’s’ treatment

“Angrez” as the guards on this site office of Delhi Metro in Sarvapriya Vihar of Delhi call him is this brown coloured light-eyed boy. With severe maggot infested wound on his left ear and head region (and two more near…

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It’s raining maggot cases this rainy season, this post is about ‘Maggie’

Meet ‘Maggie’, this brown coloured male Street dog with a big maggot wound on the upper back region. He is a self-found case like many that we do in Pitampura area of Delhi and thus the responsibility of treating him…

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A dog with a swollen face – Our First Aid Service at work!

Have you all started wondering if our On-site First Aid Service for Street Animals only tends to maggot cases? Well, not really…meet this brown coloured male street dog whom we spotted near a neighbourhood Police chowki on 14th August. His…

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My Pain of being an abandoned dog!

This article is from us, we are the ones who are either living on the roads or in an Animal Shelter. We are those canine babies, who have been abandoned by one of you. You have taken advantage of us…

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The law on pet owners in apartments

The Hindu published the following article on the laws pet owners have to keep animals in their houses With apartment complexes becoming the norm, it becomes important for pet owners to understand their rights and responsibilities, for the welfare of their…

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Treating Dogs with Maggot infestations

On-site First Aid Treatment for Prevention and Cure of Maggot wounds in Street Animals: It is the onset of warm weather and humid conditions that trigger an onset of maggot wound related queries on our helpline and the below treatment…

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Living with Street Dogs – (Dog Bite)

Living with Street Dogs – (Dog Bite) Following up on our post prior to this, we found the article on this link extremely informative as well on the subject of how dogs and humans can co-exist in peace and dog…

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Do’s and Dont’s of behaving with and around street dogs

Often, on our helpline, blog comments section, we get a lot of queries on how should people be behaving around street dogs so as to not provoke them or get bitten…while we do share what we know over those forums,…

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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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Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Series-4: A Dossier of Indian Street Dog related laws and court rulings- Read, Print and Share widely

To all those who feed and take care of their neighbourhood street dogs in India, we have one request. Don’t feel weak. The laws are on your side and also in favour of the street dogs you care for. 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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Thought for the day

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as their is somebody to love you”, said Roald Dahl. Each rescued dog we revisit after rehabilitating them back to their home territories post treatment showers us…

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Residential Societies can’t ban people from having Pet Animals

Over the past many months, Jaagruti’s helpline has been inundated with calls and queries from people across many major Indian cities, like Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore and other metros where RWAs or Residential Welfare Associations that are formed in various societies…

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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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“Feeding stray dogs is not a crime”: Mumbai Court clears duo arrested, humiliated for feeding dogs

Today’s Mumbai  Mirror reports this heartening news, as reported by their correspondent Yogesh Sadhwani: Court clears duo arrested, humiliated for feeding dogs Two animal lovers from Thane, who were arrested and humiliated two years ago after a stray dog they…

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Medicine list to cure a dog who has had a paralytic attack*

Before this information gets erased of our memories, we also wanted to share the list and dosage of medicines that our doctor advised us to give to Hasmukh, when we were hoping against hope that he is unable to walk…

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If dogs could write their last will & testament…

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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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Tail docking banned in India by Veterinary Council

Earlier this year, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) had issued a circular asking different bodies, individuals to ban tail docking and ear clipping by vets for cosmetic purposes. The Veterinary Council of India (VCI)  has now officially notified the…

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Peep underneath your car…there could be a life sleeping underneath

23 September 2011: We found Hasmukh sitting next to an electricity metre box in the service lane on the road a kilometre off our place. On our next round that evening, he was still sitting at that spot, panting. On…

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Adopting a Pet is therapeutic

Courtesy: The Times of India (dated 2 October 2011) Credit and Author: Gajanan Khergamker (The Times of  India, dated Oct 2, 2011) Forty eight-year-old Smriti Parmar had been suffering from chronic depression and her blood pressure had shot up alarmingly…

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You didn’t even say goodbye :'(

Courtesy: This poem made its way into our inbox someway through this link of Meigs Co Dog Shelter, whom we hereby credit for penning this down. Please share this poem with anyone who has abandoned or is thinking of abandoning their pet. It may…

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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 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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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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Elbow rashes in street dogs- the ‘magic’ cure!

Our patient: A dog with elbow rashes in his forelegs See the photograph above, it is of our neighbourhood street dog who had been having these elbow rashes in both of his fore legs, as time passed by and rains  intensified…

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Ear infections in Street Dogs-our experience at treating them

Come rains, comes humidity and mositure in the air, the ideal weather for microrganisms like bacteria, yeast and fungi to proliferate. How often have you seen a dog walking with his/her head titled to one side or continuously shaking its…

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In defense of the street dogs of Kashmir

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/jkmassculling/   Dr. Asgar Samoon, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, had issued orders in March 2011 to kill all street dogs of Kashmir. A qualified veterinarian, he has admitted to the Animal Welfare Board  of India, to requesting the ‘public’ to identify rabid…

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Priya, Dog breeding and the Income Tax Department

On a visit to an animal shelter a few weeks back, we met Priya, a female great Dane who was found abandoned on the road side by an animal ambulance. She was suffering from a tumour- a seemingly malignant one….

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