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Continue feeding street animals, they do not transmit Coronavirus to Humans – Mrs. Maneka Gandhi

Senior BJP Leader and Member of Parliament, Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that “The coronavirus is not transmitted through live animals.” Please scroll below to watch a news clipping, on this subject. She has also issued a letter on her…

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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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Water is every body’s need

This new year, you can pledge or encourage your kids to pledge that, “Everyday I will provide safe drinking water to all the animals at my place”. Water is crucial to the survival of every living being on this planet.

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This New Year, be KIND

New Year wish for a kind world

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CBSE advisory to Schools on encouraging the use of NON-leather shoes in School Uniforms

Years that we spend in school are amongst those times when our minds are most ‘impressionable’ i.e. receptive to new facts, new learnings every day. These are also the times when we are much more innocent at heart and can…

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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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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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If you’re different from the crowd, be proud of it

A few weeks back, someone happened to share with us the following article over an e-mail, the reason we are sharing it here is because we also get asked such questions repeatedly, by the people whom we interact professionally or…

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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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“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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If dogs could write their last will & testament…

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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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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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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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‘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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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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PAWS for a cause…

By Vasudha Mehta ‘Jaagruti’, A visit to PAWS (Plant and Animals Welfare Society), Thane This is a month overdue report of my February 2011 visit to PAWS in Thane, an animal rescue and welfare organisation located in the Dombivli East,…

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Man’s best friend is worshipped here…

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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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The story of ‘The Cracked Jar’

We often refer to each other as ‘crackpots’ but if we look carefully, each ‘cracked pot’ has its own advantages… That is what the story below tries to convey. It was penned down by an anonymous author and contributed to…

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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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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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