Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Have you ever seen such sweet innocent faces? They are brother and sister and are at present at our Deonar Centre. Now, check out that second picture! It's such fun to find a shoe, attack, grab and play with it, especially when somebody's foot is still inside!! Now that is a challenge!
Maybe with a two-pronged attack they will manage to get it off and run away!
Monday, October 12, 2009
This is one of the favourite times at the Deonar Centre. Don't miss the neat and orderly lines!
The wardboys stand quietly on the sidelines just in case. But usually all the dogs are quite content to put their heads down and get on with it. In the second and third picture, you can see our beautiful blind dog Helen. She's the only blind dog who strolls about with all the sighted ones and she has her meals alongside all the others also. Later on, she will tiptoe delicately about the premises, until she reaches one of her favourite spots where she settles down for a nap.
Appu is in the last pic. She's a tiny little thing and you can see why. She's only finished the milk in the bowl and left all the rest!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Our two latest cuties at IDA - Aren't they handsome? And they are healthy too. Both of them are in a foster home at present, and yes, they are fun to look after and be with. They are waiting for a loving home . Can you believe? We have many more simply beautiful pups like this at IDA who are there with their mothers. These two in the picture are motherless and in urgent need of a safe and happy home and lots of tender loving care. Think about it!
Pintoo is a real charmer, and very, very tired after drinking all his milk. As you can see, he's found the most comfortable bed - this fat little boy has curled up inside one of the milk bowls. He's just one month old, very plump and has pretty light eyes as well. And the pictures tell it all - he just loves to sleep!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
So our willing volunteer had to rush with soap, warm water, towels and a hair dryer to get them warm and dry as soon as possible. She did a good job and the kittens were soon purring and warm again.
So if you happen to visit our Centre, please do check on the kittens and see that they are all okay. If you would like to foster one or two or three, feel free! Remember, you are actually giving a little one a chance at staying alive and well, and it's easy to do and most of the time, it's fun!
That's what fostering a little animal is all about - extending loving care to a creature that needs it and experiencing such happiness in return. All the best, Pau Kilo!! Get well soon !
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
If anyone is good in dealing with this breed and could do anything to help, do let us know.
Anyway, our doctors got to work with medicines and heat treatment and in two weeks there he is - standing straight and whenever he gets a chance, bouncing around!!!
What about his collapsed legs? All he required was a little patient medical treatment, lots of love and an enthusiastic group of IDA admirers urging him to walk. He would get so excited when he saw any of us approaching, he would make every effort to get up.
The sad person who abandoned him has lost a truly sweet companion. As for the doggy himself, he has now found his true home with a really caring person and best of all, he has another spaniel for company as well.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
All the dogs are enjoying a lot of visits now from the hosts of friends they have made over the years. And if you are not nervous of coming face to face with big guys like this, you are more than welcome to visit IDA and do a little bonding with all the dogs who call it home.
We thought they would like some laadi benches to sit on and sleep under - and we were right!! That's Keeno, Prema and Noni lolling comfortably on the bench while the other doggy prefers the sheltered 'den' below. Have a look at all of them and our five new benches which we managed to get with the help of a kind and thoughtful Sponsor.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"When my tummy's full, I like to relax with my friend 'Bunny' .
here we are in my cozy den."
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
These little ones are now at IDA Deonar and have to be bottle fed four times a day. The mother was untraceable and one can only imagine what she is going through, deprived of the babies she looked after so well. They are still all bursting with health, though it's doubtful how long they will remain so without their mother.
It is simply astounding that people can resort to such needless cruelty. The question is, how do we prevent these truly mindless criminal actions? One way is to trace this type of culprit and then let the law take it's course. Another is to extend one's help as a member of the public to get the strays in your vicinity sterilised. Little ones born on the roads of Mumbai are prey to every type of cruelty, injury and death. Let's all help to prevent this type of thing from happening in our city.
As you can see, they love sitting in a bunch for warmth, even though they are different sizes and ages. The two smallest ones are the most mischievous, the white is calm and serene and gets bullied by the little pair. They are one and a half months old and the larger handsome brown one in front is about two months. It's fun to watch them play and race for their food bowls when they arrive. Check them out on our adoption site also - they are all waiting for a warm, comfortable home.
Monday, July 6, 2009
The few days it was raining cats and dogs in Mumbai, at IDA Deonar, it was raining puppies and kittens!! Two basketfuls of kittens arrived on Saturday, brought by a well meaning volunteer. To keep them in some semblence of health, they have to be whisked away from all the other large animals who have come in for treatment or their operations. This is easier said than done! Where do we whisk them away to? Only one of them really needed daily medical attention as it was partially paralysed, but the others were normal, healthy and pretty little kittens, so we had to divi them up - two went to one home and three to another, and yes, both are 'IDA' employee/member homes.
Still looking out anxiously for all those potential foster parents out there. (We know you are out there!) Having always, or anyway, most of the time, had a little one in my own home, I can guarantee it's no big deal- in fact 2 kittens together can be the most entertaining couple you've ever seen. They sleep in a cozy ball in a small basket. Eat and play together with anything you provide, like a paper ball or a rolled up sock, then sit in your lap and start their purring motors as soon as they are warm enough. Altogether a delightful experience for all concerned. The best thing is, it is for a temporary period - we keep looking for suitable homes for them while they are safe and secure in a foster home. Try it sometime, you won't regret it at all.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Many a quiet tear was shed and many prayers were whispered for Pixie's safety and return. We scoured the neighbourhood, told all nearby watchmen and urchins to look out for her. But Pixie could not be found. To make things worse, she had a lame leg, a bad skin infection around her eyes and covering her ears and a very weak constitution.
Two weeks passed and we were trying to reconcile ourselves to the fact that she was gone forever, when one evening I received an excited phone call. Pixie had been found! One of our exployees, Dipti, was in a rickshaw passing by the Diamond Garden in Chembur. She spotted a familiar looking 'pom' sitting on the opposite pavement. When she went to check, she found it was our dear Pixie, covered in grime and mud but apparently happy and healthy! She was picked up and rushed back to the Centre and effusively welcomed. In two weeks, Pixie had managed to travel about 5 to 6 kilometres away from the Centre and stay alive and well!
The adventure must have given Pixie's immune system a good boost. After this, her ears healed and the infection around her eyes almost disappeared. In fact, today, Pixie is bright-eyed and bushy- tailed - she has virtually turned into a miniature Alpha Dog at IDA.
Long ago this little dog was found abandoned on some road because she was lame and had a skin infection. Now she is one of the favourite dogs at IDA; this adventurous little pom we called Pixie.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
At present IDA member Celine is looking after a small weak little pup - very delicate and sweet, Lina is looking after two of our small kittens and I myself have one very small pup. Its not difficult. In fact it's quite a pleasure to take care of them even if it's for a short time - they are given a chance of staying alive.
Anyone interested in this enjoyable work, please contact me on 9320056581. Next post - pics of the smallies in foster care.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Bruno, one of the largest dogs and also one of the youngest (he's about 2), ran up and down as if he was practising for a football match and kept nipping and encouraging the other youngsters to play with him.
Glad it's cooled down. Our little ones in the puppy pen were so hot, their bodies were almost fevere-like to the touch and they had to be fed ice-cream now and then to cool them down.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Goodbye Gajya, Goodbye Snowy. We love you and will always miss you.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The lower picture shows another sweet little longtime Deonar resident Pixie. Read all about her adventures, soon to be posted on this site.