Author Archives: Rakesh Shukla

The Dog Rescuers of Kashmir

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Read about the wonderful work of Kashmir Animal Welfare Foundation. To know more about them and to witness the awesome work they do for animals, follow the link to their Facebook page and their Instagram. You can also email them at kashmiranimalwelfare@gmail.com. Kashmir is a paradise on Earth, with valleys, beautiful meadows, picturesque mountain peaks, […]

RWAs, Use Your Powers for Good!

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The Karnataka government has released a new circular reiterating basic pet and stray dog rights. Here’s what RWAs should remember. The Karnataka government has released a new circular as a timely reminder to authorities regarding the rights of strays, pets, and stray dog feeders. Resident Welfare Associations, or RWAs, must enforce these rules to reduce […]

Love Dogs? Avoid Fireworks on July 4

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Take a queue from the Comforting Companions initiative, instead of lighting fireworks this year. The Comforting Companions initiative is a fantastic campaign started by the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona. The shelter asked people to spend their time during the 4th of July holiday season cuddling some dogs instead of bursting fireworks. […]

Indian Stray Dog Joins Police!

Turns out the Indian stray is great at police work. The police in Uttarakhand have begun training the common Indian stray dogs to work like sniffer dogs so that they can help the police identify threats and assist them in criminal investigations. This is a welcome change that has reduced dependency on pedigree dogs. Training […]

Wolves and their unusual evolution

How wolves evolved into pets. We have long believed that dogs evolved from wolves to integrate with human society in small ways. Scientists now believe that human beings might have been subtly trained to understand dogs. Humans are always quick to give themselves credit for domesticating dogs. Did hunters adopt wolf puppies after finding them […]

The Marathon Dog of Worli

Laddu is always seen at every marathon, and is now famous in Mumbai. Laddu holds a medal from winning two marathons that he had participated in. Aditya Natarajan, a gaming consultant who regularly feeds stray dogs at Worli Seaface, was receiving several calls about Laddu for a few days. One of the callers claimed that […]