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Dear Friend

As a long supporter of the Blue Cross, you are aware that we have not had a special fundraising appeal for more than three years.

However, we urgently need an additional 30 kennels so that we can take in more dogs as in-patients. We have been forced to give priority to the street dog ABC programme of the Corporation of Chennai and all our existing kennels are presently being used for this purpose.

We appeal to our supporters to donate Rs. 5000/- towards a tile in The Millennium Wall. Each 9"x15" marble title on the main entrance wall to this block will have the donor's name engraved on it so that your concern for animals will be there for all to see and emulate.

May we request you to send your donation for Rs.5000/- by cheque drawn favouring BLUE CROSS OF INDIA along with the matter to be engraved on your title. It would be appreciated if the number of words is restricted to 30 to have uniformity of all the tiles. All donations are exempt form Income Tax under Section 80 G.

Thank you and looking forward to your continued support.

Dedicated volunteers have made the Blue Cross of India one of the country's most successful animal welfare organisations. And when you join our volunteer team, you'll find lots of fun and challenging ways to help.

IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS...

VOLUNTEER

Blue Cross Of India
Working for animals since 1964

ADOPTION COUNSELOR

Volunteers match potential owners with cats and dogs suitable to individual lifestyles, for love stories that will last a lifetime.

ADOPTION OUTREACH

Volunteers staff our adoption centre at Guindy, screening and counselling prospective adopters. They also act as public information agents for the Blue Cross of India, educating the public on such topics as proper pet care, the importance of spaying and neutering and animal behaviour.

DOG WALKERS

Fill each shelter canine's day with love, socialisation and exercise by taking the Blue Cross of India's pets for walks.

CAT AND DOG SOCIALIZERS

Create a homelike environment for our animals. Play with, pet, brush, talk to and provide love for animals.

ANIMAL CARE SUPPORT

Volunteers assist veterinary staff with recovering animals in the Spay / Neuter Clinic.
Work with shelter personnel in the Blue Cross of India.
Socialise, play with and walk canines in the Blue Cross.

HUMANE EDUCATION

Volunteers visit classrooms with a wide variety of resource materials about pet care, pet overpopulation problems and other topics relating to animals and the environment.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Volunteers help organize and staff our annual special events.

Work on pet issues at the grassroots level as neighbourhood outreach

volunteers. Staff information booths at fairs and community events

Set up appointments for the Spay/ Neuter Clinic.
Offer clerical support services to our staff.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

If you don't have time to become a regular volunteer, you can still help The Blue Cross of India by

Becoming a Foster Parent. Volunteers can provide a temporary home (usually 3-4 weeks) for animals who are either sick or injured or too young to be adopted. Volunteers can provide loving care until the pet can be placed in a permanent home; the Blue Cross of India provides for the animals' medical needs.

Contributing your special skills, such as photography, writing and artwork.

Becoming a Blue Cross of India donor. Your contribution is the moving force behind all our work in helping animals.

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Animals can suffer like humans do, so it is speciesism to experiment on them while we refrain from experimenting on humans. All suffering is undesirable, whether it be in humans or animals. Discriminating against animals because they do not have the cognitive ability, language, or moral judgment that humans do is no more justifiable than discriminating against human beings with severe mental impairments. As English philosopher Jeremy Bentham wrote in the 1700s, "The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?"

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Animal tests do not reliably predict results in human beings. 94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials. According to neurologist Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH, over 100 stroke drugs that were effective when tested on animals have failed in humans, and over 85 HIV vaccines failed in humans after working well in non-human primates. A 2013 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) found that nearly 150 clinical trials of treatments to reduce inflammation in critically ill patients have been undertaken, and all of them failed, despite being successful in animal tests. A 2013 study in Archives of Toxicology stated that "The low predictivity of animal experiments in research areas allowing direct comparisons of mouse versus human data puts strong doubt on the usefulness of animal data as key technology to predict human safety."

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Drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe. The 1950s sleeping pill thalidomide, which caused 10,000 babies to be born with severe deformities, was tested on animals prior to its commercial release. Animal tests on the arthritis drug Vioxx showed that it had a protective effect on the hearts of mice, yet the drug went on to cause more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before being pulled from the market.

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Animals are very different from human beings and therefore make poor test subjects. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University (UK), states that "it's very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we're trying to achieve in the human." Thomas Hartung, Professor of evidence-based toxicology at Johns Hopkins University, argues for alternatives to animal testing because "we are not 70 kg rats."

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Stop Animal testing!
Use alternative testing methods!

Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals. In vitro (in glass) testing, such as studying cell cultures in a petri dish, can produce more relevant results than animal testing because human cells can be used. Microdosing, the administering of doses too small to cause adverse reactions, can be used in human volunteers, whose blood is then analyzed. Artificial human skin, such as the commercially available products EpiDerm and ThinCert, is made from sheets of human skin cells grown in test tubes or plastic wells and can produce more useful results than testing chemicals on animal skin. Microfluidic chips ("organs on a chip"), which are lined with human cells and recreate the functions of human organs, are in advanced stages of development. Computer models, such as virtual reconstructions of human molecular structures, can predict the toxicity of substances without invasive experiments on animals.

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