Kalyani Nagar (Nagarwalla School) – 13th May, 2012
After the success of our second Mela held on the 6th May, the Blue Cross Society of Pune organized yet another camp on the 13th of May, 2012 at Nagarwalla School in Kalyani Nagar. This time, BCS took the opportunity to introduce free sterilization for adopted animals. The idea was that immediately after adopting a pet of their choice, the adopter had to compulsorily deposit Rs. 500 for the sterilization purpose. This was not a money-making tactic. This fees would then be refunded after a month only when adopters approached BCS hospital to sterilize the pet. The point of doing this, was to make sure that all animals which get adopted are sterilized, stay healthy and are looked after.
Blue Cross Merchandise Table!
Various banners and posters displaying information regarding adoption, sterilization, do’s and don’ts concerning stray animals, were put up at the venue. Three classrooms were used as enclosures for the pups and kittens. A refreshment’s table with delicious food items and soft drinks was erected to keep people full. The merchandise booth drew a lot of attention with its assortment of interesting items that people happily purchased.
Volunteers posing for the lens!
64 pups and 16 kittens were brought for adoption to the camp. Out of these, 25 pups and (to our immense surprise) all of the 16 kittens got adopted!!. After all, who wouldn’t want to adopt such adorable little fur balls! A systematic procedure was incorporated to help adopters with the adoption process. For the safety of the animals, so that they were not dumped or abducted, every person entering the venue had to submit identity proof or cash, which was returned later while leaving.
On one end, fosters who came with pups and kittens were sent to the vets arranged by BCS. They were given a free routine check-up and approved if found fit for adoption. They then had to get registered. On the other end, adopters had to fill in the ‘adoption form’ and take pet counseling from experts present around the camp. After this procedure was completed, the adopters were photographed with their new pets by the BCS photographs. A new and complete happy family indeed!
Just before the adopters left, they were provided with branded dog food and Whiskas cat food by Pedigree. Everyone left with a smile on their face and a promise to keep in touch.
(This event was featured in the Sakaal Times dated 14th May, 2012.)