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Adopt a pawfect pal

THE ASIAN AGE. | NIRTIKA PANDITA
Published : Nov 30, 2017, 5:27 am IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2017, 5:27 am IST

A skeletal plan was put in place to ensure that the pets are comfortable in their new home.

The adoption camp is spread over a period of two days and aims at giving 90 kittens and 90 puppies home.
 The adoption camp is spread over a period of two days and aims at giving 90 kittens and 90 puppies home.

As they say, adopt don't shop, a city-based NGO is coming up with largest stray animal adoption camp. Not just for adoption this camp aims at changing people's perspective towards strays.

World For All, a city-based non-profit organisation, is hosting Adopathon 2017, where 180 healthy stray puppies and kittens are ready to be taken away. Starting December 2, the camp is also open for those looking to spend some time with these four-legged sweethearts.

 

The pets have been rescued by people from all over the city. “We rescued Calf, a two-month old pup from Andheri about two months ago. She had fractured her leg and developed a wound back then. Today, she is healthy and fit to be adopted,” says Taronish Bulsara, co-founder and president of World For All. He adds that there was a background check done on each pet and that foster parents are present at the event till their animal is adopted.

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Taronish explains, “The pets in for adoption are already habitual to a home. It is not that they are straight picked up from the road, intensive care goes into fostering each animal.”

A skeletal plan was put in place to ensure that the pets are comfortable in their new home. “Two days after the adoption, we make a call and within one week we try to do our first home visit. After two months a follow-up call is done. And, after six to eight months we get in touch again to inform them about sterilisation,” he explains.

 

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The adoption camp is spread over a period of two days and aims at giving 90 kittens and 90 puppies home. Of these 180 animals, 10 per cent are rescued by the organisation itself. While the event will see a lot of experienced pet parents flocking the venue, Taronish explains this is a one-stop destination for new pet parents as well. For those who are looking to adopt, the organisation also provides guidance and documents, which includes health care, safety measures, and a medical kit.  “There is a vet and a canine behaviourist at the event apart from dog food stalls from where beginners can buy food for animals,” he shares. What Taronish is most excited about is how people, who are scared of these furry friends walk out being more comfortable towards animals. “It changes people’s perception about animals. And that is something that is always delightful to witness,” he smiles. On December 2 till 3, At St. Theresa's Boys High School, Bandra (W)

 

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