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Indian Dogs Better Than Pedigree Dogs

18 Sep 2014 | by Neha Manchanda | Posted in: Wag News

sindian street dogsWhether you are an active Facebook user or follow up with Dog rescue organisations and NGOs, you would have noticed that even though there are a lot of Indian dogs and puppies that are up for adoption, there are not many people who really come forward to adopt an Indian dog. Volunteers at NGOs and animal shelters blame it on the pre - existing age old mindset that Indian dogs are not healthy and hence not suitable to be adopted into a family household. Therefore most of the people prefer adopting pedigree dogs over Indian dogs.


Hema Badle, Shelter Director - People for Animals in Hyderabad says that what people lack is the awareness about the advantages of adopting an Indian dog. Hema and her able team of volunteers hope to increase awareness amongst people who come to adopt. One of the most common misconception that Hema has come across amongst people is that Indian dogs bite and can spread rabies. 


Luckily with consulting and increase in awareness,  people are slowly becoming more open to adopting Indian dogs. At an adoption drive that was held a few months back 12 out of 15 Indian dogs got adopted. The constant increase in the numbers is a reassuring thing as it brings hope that more and more Indian dogs can hope for a better and comfortable life with a loving family

Source: New Indian Express; Image courtesy: Wikipedia

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