This Man Is Travelling 10,000 km for Homeless Dogs [News]
29 May 2014
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Watching stray dogs living miserably and not being cared for is not an uncommon sight in India. People are quite indifferent towards them and don’t realise that they, like us, are sentient beings. This is a pressing issue which needs to be addressed. Here’s where Sushant Ajnikar comes into the picture. His act of kindness towards homeless dogs is quite a unique one.
Sushant is a young web designer whose love of dogs is practically unrivalled. A biking aficionado, he wishes to raise awareness about Indian dogs and encourage their adoption. To execute this idea of his, Sushant is travelling all the way from Bangalore to Leh, a journey of around 10,000 kilometers, educating people and befriending dogs along the way. He will spread the message ‘Adopt and don’t buy” and will document each moment with the dogs by posting regular updates on his Facebook page .
He is also riding for an organisation called Let’s Live Together , a charitable trust for the welfare of homeless animals. He says, “ I am riding from Bangalore to Leh and back, carrying the flag of this organisation - I am in awe of the founder, who has been the guardian angel of homeless doggies for a long, long time”. The trust’s aim is to end homelessness of stray dogs in India.
One of the impressive things he will do is to name each dog he meets. He believes that this will give them an identity of their own and also help in sensitizing people towards stray dogs.
He will touch the cities of Kolhapur, Nasik, Mandsaur, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and Shimla while travelling to the ultimate destination of Leh. No doubt a herculean task, riding his Enfield while raising awareness for this cause is nothing but thrilling for him. As of 27th May, he made a stoppage at Gurgaon where he was joined by his friends to continue towards Leh.
Such heartwarming stories are being heard of throughout the world. Greg Mahle, from the US, rescues about 80 dogs a month from the southern states of USA to the northern regions. He saves them from euthanization and gives him loving homes.