The Blue Cross Society, Pune is an organisation that creates public awareness about kindness to animals. Not only does it provide medical treatment, care and shelter to pets, abandoned and stray animals but also tries to prevent cruelty towards them. As a team, we conduct several activities at our premises to promote causes related to animals and environment, to treat them in case of injury, to find them a good home, to shed light on the co-relation of animals with the environment and humans.
The Blue Cross Society, Pune organised a party to raise funds in order to accomplish a few more goals like making a cattery, building more kennels, developing a 24 hours helpline and rescue facility, X-ray machines, etc. The event was hosted at High Spirits, on Wednesday, 9th December 2009 in Koregaon Park, thanks to Mr. Khodu Irani who generously offered the venue. A small entry fee of Rs. 200 per person was collected at the entry by our volunteers Shounak and Kaustubh, which has been donated entirely to the welfare of animals.
The event kicked off around 9:15 p.m. when the band Crosswired started playing. Shortly, after the first song, Blue Cross Society volunteers, Anand and Sonia, introduced the NGO and the purpose behind the fundraiser. The event sped by with Crosswired rocking the rest of the evening.
Along with the music players, we had three small kiosques from Pooja’s Pet Salon, The Doodle Factory and the Blue Cross Society, Pune who sold their merchandise at the event to raise some more funds. The entire evening was a mélange of good music, food, vendors and a great cause.
The event was a small initiative by volunteers of the Blue Cross Society, Pune and High Spirits to inculcate a sense of responsible pet ownership and kindness to animals amongst people. We hope that this event will bring about an attitudinal change towards animals, for as Mahatma Gandhi wrote: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."