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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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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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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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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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Can’t remove Pets or harass those who feed street animals, Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon tells RWAs

In the recent past, the Helpline at Jaagruti has received many calls from a lot of street dog lovers/pet owners in Gurgaon on the subject of their respective Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) barring them from keeping pets or feeding street…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home remedy to cure dry, flaking skin and lice infestation in dogs

With the onset of such chilly winters in the city, here is a simple home remedy we at ‘Jaagruti’ have used to treat dogs suffering from dry, flaky skin which can if ignored really leave the dog irriated and sleepless at…

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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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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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Treating an old dog for Aural Haematoma (Haematoma of the Ear)

Dateline: July 2010 The patient is an Indian Street Dog aged around 12 years or so. His colour is Black so as per a general thumb rule, most Indian dogs who are black in colour and adopted by their communities…

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Treating a dog for a wasp/bee sting

This post comes out of sharing one of our experiences on dealing with insect bites on dogs and since insect bites are often misunderstood though it can be such a common reason behind sudden ailments in dogs/pets- what with most…

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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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Buzo-an 11 year old Alsatian’s-tumour removed

[For queries: write to contact@jaagruti.org] Some animal rescues are just destined to happen we guess and in the process, such instances also end up teaching a lot about the various reasons due to which pets in old age are more…

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How to act when your society RWA puts a bar on letting your pet dog use the building lift?

On the afternoon of 10th August 2010, the Jaagruti helpline received a call from Mrs. Usha Gulati in Faridabad who informed that the residents welfare association of the colony in which they stay had objected to them taking their Pet…

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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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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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An Interview with the Dog

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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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