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Shunning all feelings of class-consciousness

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Puppy adoption camp in Bangalore a big hit

Photo: K. Murali Kumar

In safe hands: A pet lover and her pup at the adoption centre in Bangalore on Sunday. —

BANGALORE: “What breed should I be looking for?” would be your first question when buying a puppy. But on Sunday, the choice of breed was not an issue for many who adopted abandoned pups.

Lets Live Together, an animal welfare organisation, in an effort to provide shelter to abandoned pups, provided opportunities for dog lovers to adopt one of these dogs at the puppy adoption camp near Cubbon park on Sunday.

Pups as young as three weeks were adopted, while those aged around three months were also taken away. Fourteen pups were adopted on the day. The camp also took care of vaccination as well as counselling sessions for adopters. Once the pup is adopted, post-adoption checks are conducted after a month to make sure it is being taken care of well.

With more and more people coming forward to adopt these dogs, Achala Paani, founder of Lets Live Together, said: “The response from the people has been fabulous. We look forward to putting up more such camps.”

M.D. Bindu, a home-maker, was one of those who looked forward to adopting a pup. She said: “Once you take a pup home, it belongs to you whatever breed it is.”

But there were also people interested in knowing about breeds. “Discrimination not only exists between humans but also while choosing dogs. People prefer only pedigrees,” said Deepa Guruprasad, a founder-member. “But our little awareness programme has had an excellent response. Even those who asked about the breeds found the pups so adorable that they adopted them almost immediately.”

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