Virat Kohli, Indian cricket captain, said, “Help VOSD bring home 100 #PatriotDogs! They spend their lives serving us, it’s time to do something for them.”
#PatriotDogs are the thousands of dogs that serve our country in Indian military, paramilitary, police and special forces. More than 100 of these dogs will join the other #PatriotDogs from Kerala, Karnataka, Railway Police and military dogs already in VOSD’s care at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary in Bangalore. The VOSD Dog Sanctuary is unique because it has more than 750 rescued dogs from all over the country and has full medical and other facilities on location of the nearly 4 acre campus. VOSD has deep experience of over 200,000+ medical treatments & 7,000+ rescues, and 750+ permanent dogs.
#PatriotDogs are trained in various specialties like explosive detection, tracking down insurgents or terrorists, and mounting massive search-and-rescues. From the tender age of just two months, they serve our country through the prime of their lives – usually 8-10 years. It’s a sad fact that till recently, they were euthanised at the end of their service till the Supreme Court put an end to the practice in 2015. VOSD is creating a purpose build facility at the VOSD Dog Sanctuary for these dogs.
Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Nana Patekar, Boman Irani, Soha Ali Khan, Kitu Gidwani, Divya Seth Shah, Ashwini Ponnappa, Prasad Bidapa are just some of the Cricket stars, Movie stars, TV artists, Sports stars that are supporting the #PatriotDogs campaign. India’s leading football team Bengaluru FC, media giant Reliance Entertainment are supporting as well. The campaign that is running on popular social platform Ketto is raising funds for the upkeep of these #PatriotDogs on ket.to/patriotdogs