Have you ever given a thought of adopting an animal? More commonly adopting a dog?
Most people who have dogs today are people who have purchased their “pet” from a breeder or a pet store as though a dog is an amenity. But can a living, breathing, loving being be merely considered a commodity?We all talk about stray dog issues and term it as “stray dog menace”. We leave it to appropriate authorities to deal with it and sit and crib about how there is an ever increasing population of stray dogs in our cities. But the real culprits are those people who have gone out and paid money and purchased a so called “purebred” puppy that was probably bred in the most inhumane conditions that could ever exist. Every time an individual purchases a puppy he/she denies a mongrel a home. Yes a mongrel. Those cute little puppies that you see day in and day out on the streets of every city in our country!
Treated like rodents and abused every day of their lives. Are they not capable of being loved or giving love? Or are dogs today more of a status symbol. Something to flaunt and boast about in front of family and friends like the expensive furniture or the highly coveted painting that one may own.
We are Indians, but then why do we shy away from bringing an Indian dog into our home. The first question that one is asked when he/she admits to having a dog is ‘What breed ?’.On one hand people claim that they are dog lovres and enjoy the company of dogs and on the other the same people discuss how much their Labrador or rotwiler cost them. Breeds that are not native to our country are given preference over our Indian dogs. Another misunderstood aspect of the stray dog issue is that shelters are meant to be homes for dogs. Shelters provide sick, injured and homeless animals a temporary roof over their head. They cater to numerous animals in misery on a daily basis. But is it feasible or practical for them to accommodate all the animals for life. Dogs in particular.
This is where the idea of Adoption comes in. Numerous households today are open to the idea of having an animal in their home and predominantly families prefer to have a dog since they make for such wonderful companions. Why not consider adopting Indian puppies. They are loyal, loving, and healthy. They also are best suited for our climate and are highly immune as compared to their more flamboyant counterparts. Many shelters across the city almost always have healthy puppies that desperately need homes. NGO’s in Bangalore also periodically have adoption camps for puppies where one can find a companion for life.
Many people while buying a puppy from a breeder or from “puppy mills” do not realize what harm they actually do to dogs. Breeders often are in the business for the money involved. Breeding pairs are housed in filthy cages and are regularly bred. These animals are deprived of any love and affection and are looked at as puppy producing machines. Therefore when you buy a puppy from a breeder you are actually indirectly adding to the misery of these animals.
So if you truely want a companion animal and a friend for life, rush to the nearest animal shelter in your city and adopt an animal that desperately needs a home.
Will you make a difference!
Adoption from Lets Live Together: Lets live together is promoting the concept of people adopting homeless pups then buying dogs through Project “life on the street”. Project “life on the street” is a tribute to all the not so fortunate pups who don’t find homes mainly because they are born (homeless) on the street.Lets Live Together’s actions have contributed to finding homes for more than a 1000 abandoned and distressed street pups.
We believe that ADOPTION would definately help in solving the street dog issue, sensiblily.
We strive our best to ensure that every pup which has found its way to Lets Live together gets a good home and a loving family.
These are a few from our list of babies adopted from Lets Live together.
Choky- one eye blind, abandoned was rehomed by letslivetogether is now a proud member of a loving family.