Mumbaikars come together to adopt strays

Mumbai’s animal lovers once again opened their hearts and homes for a ‘pet cause’. A two-day adoption camp was held in Bandra over the weekend, with an aim to help stray cats and dogs.The event, touted to be Asia’s largest stray adoption camp, is in its eighth year now. Apart from commoners, it also witnessed a huge celeb turnout, including Farah Khan, Sophie Choudry and Nandish Singh, among others. Soha said, “I have adopted two dogs previously and this year, I am here to support this wonderful cause. My mother was not fond of dogs earlier, but now, she adores them. The camp has healthy and vaccinated dogs and cats and it’s heart-warming to see them find their forever homes. Kunal (Kemmu, husband) and I have supported this cause for a long time and it is a delight to see the camp growing every year.”
This year, 180 strays — all of them Indian breeds — were up for adoption. Organiser Taronish Bulsara shared, “We want to spread an important message — ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ — and also educate and sensitise people about the harsh lives these animals endure on the streets. Indian breeds make wonderful pets. They are more suited to our climate, and are just as intelligent and loving as other breeds.”
Shruti Palkar, an MBA student from Oshiwara who was keen on adopting a kitten, was happy to see a pet store also at the camp. “It’s a ‘one-stop’ event. They have everything under one roof — adoption coordinators, veterinary doctors, animal behaviorists, animal food and accessories vendors… Every issue that a pet parent could possibly have can be addressed here,” she summed up.

Date: 04 dec 2018
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/mumbaikars-come-together-to-adopt-strays/articleshow/66919806.cms