This Sunday, dedicate some time for a furry little friend. Humanity for Animals, a non-profit pet service organization along with Daya, an animal welfare centre and Pedigree are organizing a pet adoption drive at the Kaloor stadium this Sunday, 19th February.
The drive offers free anti-rabies vaccine for all pet dogs brought to the location by the Cochin Pet Hospital. They also offer free Pedigree samples for families who adopt or vaccinate. Free saplings will be given to those who adopt and there will be information pamphlets on how to tackle street dogs and rabies scientifically.
“We are putting up motherless and abandoned puppies for adoption. There are dogs from 1-3 three months and up who have been thrown out or relocated by families living in the neighbourhood,” explains Ashwini Prem, a volunteer and animal welfare officer at Humanity for Animals. This is done purely out of fear, she explains. When there’s a new littler and a mom nearby, people usually don’t know how to handle it. “They fear that the mother might turn violent and hence relocate the puppies.”