Trixie is standing on a table in our newly renovated Puppy Pen at our ABC Centre in Deonar. She is one of a litter of four tiny pups who came to the Centre when their mom died in an accident in Pen. One of the pups didn't make it, but Trixie's two sisters have already been adopted into lovely homes. Now Trix is waiting for her turn. Isn't she gorgeous? She is also highly intelligent and very very healthy.
Friday, June 14, 2013
There is a very dog-friendly Garage in Chembur called Ravi's Garage. The other day the young workers had brought in a pup with a broken leg,- it had been run over by a vehicle. The pup's name is Mechanic and he and his bro and sis are looked after by the men at this garage and fed by them. The Owner of the garage buys the milk supply for the pups on a daily basis. The pups look very good with all the care lavished on them. They all came to Deonar when Mechanic had to get his caste put on.
Monday, June 10, 2013
The Puppy Pen as usual was leaking all over the place and we have to keep these little ones dry. Someone had the brilliant idea of covering two small enclosures with an old door. This worked perfectly and all the pups needed were their small basins to sit in and they were fine. Bablu is a big boy and he and the other bigger pups took shelter under our shelf/table - the absolutely dry place in the Pen. They all have space inside and are fine with each other's company. Hope all our infants have an easy monsoon.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Yesterday, the unbelievable happened. Yes, a kitten did fall from the sky as a crow flew over our Deonar Centre, holding the little thing in it's beak! We at once wrapped it up in a warm towel and proceeded to feed it as it was crying loudly. It was newly born as it still had it's umblical cord attached. Thankfully we keep tiny kitten-size bottles and this little one was eager to feed. She went to sleep after that and we had to decide what to do next. Each of us offered to take her home at night one at a time. But then we found out a post on fb mentioning that someone had a lactating mother cat at home and he could take care of any orphan kitten. We contacted the person and he agreed to take our tiny kit. So after falling from the sky, our Office Asst Crystal carried her on a Harbour Line train upto Belapur where she was met by Anand and his wife who had come to take the kitten to Khargar where they stay. The last we heard was that the mother Reethi has totally accepted our tiny kitten. Couldn't think of a happier ending to this story if I tried!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The worst possible fate for a small family like this is to be unnecessarily brought into a Centre like this to be housed in the middle of hundreds of other dogs not to mention dozens of cats as well. This beautiful dog was declared aggressive but as one can see from the picture, she is anything but. She is absolutely laid back, cool and friendly, so somebody fibbed to get her into our place. The biggest problem is, she has 8 pups born just about 10 days ago. What will happen now is that she has to be confined for upto 2 months until she is ready to be operated. There is no way her pups can survive. That's why all of us get upset when this type of family is brought in. Our only consolation is that we try to keep each and every animal in our care, happy, well nourished and cared for.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Want to apologize as I couldn't access the blog for some time due to technical reasons. So here goes, back again and posting once more. The other day, the Founder of IDA india, Ms Sudnya Patkar visited the Deonar Centre. She is the person responsible for starting this organisation 17 + years ago and thanks to her hard work, persistance and courage, our organisation is what it is today. We have managed over the long years to benefit, treat and care for countless animals, reach out to the public in as many ways as possible to spread awareness and the concept of compassion and kindness towards all living creatures and to try an prevent any form of cruelty. We have done all this under Sudnya's guidance. Here she is outside the Blind Ward at Deonar, talking to our Vet Dr Nitin, and all the old, blind dogs present.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Usually when injured cats are brought in by concerned people, a big problem crops up when they are ready for release. It is often very difficult to coordinate the release for stray cats and they end up spending lots of extra days at the Centre. Very expensive for us and quite dangerous for the cat as it might pick up some sickness while waiting so long. Yesterday was special, because these kind people came themselves to take back the cat as it was quite recovered and ready to go. Here they are with Manager Krishna just before leaving with the cat.