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Caring For Your New Pup

Puppies are weaned at about 2 months of age and so are ready to be adopted at this time. Check that your pup has clear eyes, clean ears and a clean nose! The little one should be healthy in appearance; playful and energetic not listless and lethar

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Animal Birth Control FAQ

1. What does ABC stand for?It stands for 'Animal Birth Control'2. Why ABC program?When population of some species needs to be controlled e.g. stray dogs and cats, instead of exterminating them, it is a more humane and effe

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Adoption Success Story - Soni

Good news! The abandoned labrador who had been found by Ron & Sonali and was in our center from 4th september, went into adoption into the Virdi family of Ghatkopar today. A nice big joint family, and the dog now named 'bubbles' will be very h

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Man Beats Dog Till Its Eye Pops Out

In Valmiki Society at Kalina in Mumbai, a person name John Nazarath hit a dog with a bamboo and the impact was so hard that the dog's eye popped out and the other eye also got affected. We filed the police complaint in Vakola police station and pi

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Wild Cat Rescued In Mumbai

We have rescued a wild cat on 22nd August 08. The poor thing is mostly blind, and had fallen in a ditch. A huge crowd had collected and had started yellign 'tiger' :-) ! and would have probably stoned it to death, if we hadn't reached on time. Our

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IDA Cruelty Inspector Needed Urgently

IDA-India needs a cruelty inspector urgently, ASP. We are getting too many cases of cruelty to animals and it is getting beyond us to handle it on our own. Even today, we have rescued an abused pet German shepard for its cruel owner. He will have

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Press Release For 'Animal Ambulance - Arpan Vidhi'

1st May 2005 Maharashtra Day became a memorable day in animal history too. A large number of animal lovers were gathered in Rama Watumull Auditorium, K.C.College, Churchgate to witness the Arpan Vidhi of Animal Ambulance to In Defence of Animals (

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Don't Kill The City Snakes Give Them A Fair Chance Of Survival

Its not just been raining cats and dogs in the Mumbai City, but it has been raining snakes as well. In the deluge of last few days, humans are not the only ones to have been affected. Thousands of buffaloes, goats, sheep and dogs have died of drow

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IDA INDIA Project At Matheran

Matheran is a small hill station about 100 km north of Mumbai city. This hill station is a protected environment, with the result vehicles are not allowed to ply at this hill station and have to terminate at a place called Dasturi. People and carg

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Donkey's Life

- P. H. BhutaniPeople all over the world, Make me a 'butt of ridicule', They say "I'm a donkey" But I shake my head and bray "I'm a unique species".They harass me in various ways, Both children and adults alike, T

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IF A DOG WERE YOUR TEACHER

If a dog were your teacherThese are some of the lessons you might learn...When loved ones come home, always run to greet themNever pass up the opportunity to go for a joyrideAllow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your

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YOU LEAVE ME - AND I WILL GO AWAY FOR EVER

Rocky the mix breed Labrador must have decided this when his "owner" determined to send him away because he was possessive and a bit aggressive dog. He could not stand the mockery and misbehavior of the new driver and servant who abused him, tease

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Natural Born Killers! - By Pritish Nandy

Last week it was the Srikrishna Report. Recording man's inhumanity against man. This week it is the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Resuming the killing of stray dogs in Bombay. An example of man's inhumanity against others.The Bombay r

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Wingless Parrot Saved From Inhuman Fortune-teller

A roadside fortune-teller vanished within minutes after he was confronted by an animal activist for chopping off the wings of his pet parrot.The man who had set up shop on a pavement adjacent to famous Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, did not see

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HEART WARMING STORY Of 'Ghasita' The Handicapped Dog

On September 12th 2003, on a sunny afternoon while feeding the stray dogs Fizzah found a puppy helplessly dragging towards the mother in hope of getting some feed but was unable to reach to the nipples because of her lifeless hind legs which could

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Embracing A Vegan Lifestyle By Cosibella Cristenas

The best choice for our children, ourselves, and our planet. One of the most powerful ways to bring about peace and harmony in the world is for people to cease consuming animal products and to encourage others to do the same.I remember the

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IDA India's Pony Camps To Help Ponies In Distress

In a bid to help the city's ponies from the cruelty meted out by their "owners", In Defense of Animals, India (IDA India) has started organizing pony camps. "Ponies are used in Mumbai city for joy rides and to draw carts (buggies). The buggies are

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One By One

A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it out

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'SAMOSA' The HAPPY DOG

- Fizzah ShahIt was a very hot summer afternoon of May 2000. I was driving along the 'Versova Link Road', when I saw a big dog, with his front leg dangling helplessly, looking for bits of food in the garbage dump. My heart went out to him,

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The Turning Point In My Life By Sudnya Patkar

It was a hot summer day of 1993 as I was traveling by road to Sarigam in South Gujarat, with my family and friends. Suddenly there was a commotion on the roadside, with the result the driver of our car slowed down. My attention was drawn towards a

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