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The ‘illogical’ Indian – A post in memory of ‘Chintu’

  Chintu, was a ‘Street turned Community Dog’, whom we knew since December 2004. He started living in a building staircase in the colony where I too stay ever since he was wrongly dropped off here post-Sterilization. He must be…

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Noida Federation instructions to Resident Welfare Associations regarding lawful manner of dealing with street dogs

After the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon’s directive to Presidents of all Gurgaon-based Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) to stop harassing people/residents who have pets and tend to street dogs, comes the below mentioned letter issued by Federation of Noida Resident Welfare Associations to…

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Gurgaon Municipal Corporation’s Directive to Presidents of Residential Welfare Societies to stop harassing people who have pets and tend to street dogs

Below are embedded image files/scans of a 3 page letter issued by Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon to Presidents of all RWAs in Gurgaon to stop harassing people who tend to street dogs and those who have pets (by…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adopt a dog, stay medically fit

By Ipshita Mitra (Courtesy: The Times of India, dated 14 July 2011)  They are cuddly, cutesy and furry but that’s not about it. More than just friends, dogs can be your medical guardians too. Dog ownership can assure you a healthy…

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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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What does it take to rescue an animal? – A poem by Bhavani Sundaram

This poem is the first in the series of many poems penned down and shared with us by Ms. Bhavani Sundaram to inspire you in sustaining your efforts to rescue an animal in distress… A heart of gold to accept all animals…

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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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Commonwealth Games and Street Dogs- Part 2

For a background or part 1 of this story on Commonwealth Games (Delhi, 2010) and street dogs, kindly click here and then read on below On 5th October, 2010, the Animal Welfare Board of India wrote to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi…

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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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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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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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Kindness to Animals: What Religion says?

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