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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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End to elephant cruelty: Circuses charged for keeping animals in inhuman condition

No more elephants kicking footballs or standing on two legs in circuses across the country as the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has cancelled registration of seven such operators for keeping the animal in 'inhuman' condition.
So far, MoEFCC has deregistered 21 of 22 registered circuses in India under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, banning the training, exhibition and use of elephants for performances.

Even the sole registered circus is being evaluated. The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) - the Central government body responsible for oversight of zoos and captive wildlife animals-found 'gross violations' of the Zoo Rules, 2009 and the guidelines issued by CZA, following which it has cancelled registration of seven circus operators under section 38H(6) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

These operators are Empire Circus, Great Golden Circus, Ajanta Circus, Great Apollo Circus, Kohinoor Circus, Natraj Circus and Raj Kamal Circus. Earlier this year, five other circuses were also de-registered. The evaluation team of CZA found substantial evidence of cruelty and abuse against the elephants.

WHERE ARE THE CIRCUSES GOING WRONG?

The evaluation was done along with animal rights NGOs and veterinarians. According to the CZA, circuses cannot make animals perform without having proper facilities as prescribed under the Recognition of Zoo Rules, 2009.

This includes proper housing with adequate space, waste management, no display of sick animals, ensuring the animals are not stressed, and given proper medical care. But all the circuses evaluated were found violating the norms.

CZA's member secretary DN Singh confirmed to Mail Today, "Based on a series of investigations, deregistration process was carried out. The investigations show that the animals were being maintained in circuses in cruel conditions and were tortured to extract performances.

Some of the circus owners even submitted morphed photographs to us in a bid to claim that animals were kept well," said Singh, adding that CZA has adopted a virtually fullproof method to shut down circuses based on solid evidence such as videos and has also directed the chief wildlife wardens of states to rehabilitate the elephants from derecognised circuses.

"We along with CZA went to all the circus to check the status of wild animals and found that they were in deplorable condition. The elephants could hardly move because of injuries and pain. They are chained and even banned pointed metal sticks were used to train animals by hurting them," said Prashanth V Achariya, campaign manager, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO). FIAPO has been running 'end to circus suffering' campaign against torture of animals in circus.
"Our finding revealed that the elephants were suffering from infectious diseases, permanent physical and mental disorders, he said.

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Drunk Delhi resident saws puppy's leg

They call him a "monster". A day after Mail Today reported about Dwarka resident Pramod sawing off a puppy's legs , fellow tea sellers in the area recounted how he caught pigeons in the past and then roasted and ate them.

Neighbours were wary of the 34-year-old because of his violent and cruel behaviour towards animals as well as his wife and six children. "Usually in the afternoon, Pramod would come to the park and catch pigeons. Later in the evening, he would roast them and have them with a few drinks," said Sanjay, a 35-year-old tea vendor.

An animal rights activist had told Mail Today that according to Pramod's wife, he had brought home a monkey a few months ago and then chopped it up.

"PLEASE FORGIVE ME"

The accused admitted to this reporter that he had severed the puppy's legs. "I chopped off the legs of the dog because I was drunk. I had beaten my wife that day because she was trying to protect it," he said casually. "Please forgive me." He also confessed that he has been booked in another case after a relative alleged that he had stolen some clothes and utensils from his house in Dwarka. But Pramod is out on bail.

When asked how he planned to provide for his six children, Pramod blamed his wife for never stopping him in the name of family planning. While the couple's eldest child is nine years old, the youngest is six months old. Sources say Pramod earns Rs 400-500 per day and consumes alcohol daily with the help of some ex-colleagues. He earlier worked as a bus conductor but was dismissed because of violent behaviour.

Then, he took up a job as a labourer, but was forced to leave again for the same reason. He is unemployed right now but sometimes helps his wife at their tea stall inside their rented house. The couple's nine-year-old daughter told Mail Today that every time she wants to play, her father forces her to work and wash utensils.

"If I don't, he threatens to kill me," Nandini said. "When my brother and I asked my father that what had happened to the legs of the puppy, he told us that it was run over by a car." A fresh complaint was given to the station house officer at the local police station asking cops to file an FIR under Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and perhaps also under Section 429 of the Indian Penal Code.

Mail Today has a copy of the complaint filed on Wednesday by animal rights activist Gaurav Sharma and the FIR was finally registered at night. "We will take action against the accused," said Surendra Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (south-west).

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His name is Veera (fondly called 'pattu kutti') and he's LUCKY TO BE ALIVE. Please spread the word and help him find a home. This is his story.

Two months ago, he was found on the street. He had collapsed and was nearly dead. He had been bitten by another dog and left with holes in his throat and behind his ears and fractures in his head. And more bite wounds on his back. He developed abscesses. He endured long and painful treatment before finally healing. We saw an indomitable will to survive in a puppy who was barely three months old. He wears all his scars like badges of honour.

Today, Veera is an absolute bundle of love. He's very affectionate, likes lap cuddling, is very vocal ('talks' a lot) and loves being around other dogs. Has the cutest, kiss-worthy face. Long legs, long snout..... I suspect he's going to grow to be very tall, athletic and dashing. He's a big foodie and sunbathes a lot. Veera's fully vaccinated. He's looking for a loving home in Chennai or Bangalore. He's currently in Chennai. To adopt, please call 9500058836.
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All of the animals in our care have been victims of cruelty, were suffering or abandoned. Many of them have never experienced life in a loving, family home. Can you give one of our animals the happy future they deserve?

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