Sunday, April 25, 2010
2ND PUP & KITTEN ADOPTION MELA...May 09, 2010 A Success Again!
On Sunday, the 9th of May 2010, volunteers of the Blue Cross Society of Pune organised an adoption mela for stray and orphaned puppies and kittens. In the campus of the Government Veterinary Polyclinic at Aundh. The event received an overwhelming response from citizens from various parts of the city who came with pups and kittens that they had looked after in their neighbourhood to donate, or to adopt a pup or a kitten or simply to volunteer.
Dr.Agarwal, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, (GoM), Dr.Zagde, Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, (GoM) visited the camp and appreciated the effort. This event was made possible due to the unstinting support of Dr Parkale, Dr Gaikwad and Dr. Mahajan from the Animal Husbandry Ddepartment. Assitant Medical Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation and chief of the Dog Squad, Dr. D.B. Pardeshi also visited the camp and encouraged the organizers. In order to promote responsible pet ownership, and for the convenience of the adopting families, the Pune Municipal Corporation been invited to make dog registrationforms available at the venue.
Pet Sitters, Girija Distributors, Pet Care and Pedigree partly sponsored the event.. Pedigree provided every adopted puppy with a free bag of dog food. Pet Care provided food supplements for these dogs. Pet Sitters which is a dog boarding facility distributed information about their facility. (For more information, log on to: petsitters.co.in). Girija Distributors, retailers of dog merchandise also had a stall at this event. This event was made possible due to the untiring efforts of 30 volunteers from different backgrounds who came together to support this cause. After a stringent medical health check up of the pup / kitten by the Blue Cross vets, Dr.Baney, Dr. Pardesi, Dr.Mali, Dr.Aher and Dr.Disale and counseling by volunteers for prospective the adopters, 46 puppies and 16 kittens went home to their adoptive families. Along with its main work of caring for abandoned, sick or injured animals and implementing the Animal Birth Control and Sterilisation Programme, the Blue Cross Society, Pune plans to hold such adoption melas on a regular basis in its endeavour to give street puppies and kittens a place they can call home.