Association Formed To Save Stray Dogs

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   (2012-07-30 00:00:00)

Five youth who chose to take the responsibility of saving stray dogs, that has become a matter of concern for citizens and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) alike, on Sunday, launched “Youth Canine Welfare Association”, on the sidelines of a dog show at the Basavanagudi National College Grounds here.

They said the association will rescue dogs with the help of the BBMP and other shelter houses, train them and ready them for adoption.

They will be assisted by Amrut S. Hiranya, dog “behaviourist” and trainer.

Pranav Dinakar, president of the association, said that they have tied up with the Great Indian Dog Project Association (TGIDPA) which will help them with information on stray dogs.

Manasi Jaysal, Chief Coordinator, TGIDPA, said that there was lack of differentiation between the terms, “stray dogs” and “Indian breeds”, among the people.

Dog show

The dog show received 56 entries in its four categories, the junior handler (handlers less than 15 years), the obedience event, fancy dress and mixed (Indian) breed.

It saw the participation of dog owners who said that it was a good effort by the youth.