“Almost every day, Blue Cross of India receives calls from pet parents, who want to “donate” their dog/cat to us… meaning they want to give their pet away. This could be due to a number of reasons such as family pressure, apartment/landlord not allowing, transferring cities and so on.
When we deny their request, they tie the animal to the gate of our shelter at night, or worse, abandon them on the main road. We have tried various methods to catch and report these culprits but fail more often than not. There is absolutely nothing in the world that can justify abandoning a pet dog/cat. IT IS A PUNISHABLE OFFENCE AS PER THE INDIAN LAW!
Some humane solutions are:
1. Finding a friend, neighbour or relative who is willing to adopt the animal as opposed to dumping your pet on the streets or in a shelter2. Spending time volunteering with animal welfare organizations to serve our four-legged and winged friends, instead of buying/adopting a pet. The average lifespan of a pedigree dog/cat is between 8-12 years so if you cannot commit to taking care of them well during his or her lifetime, PLEASE DO NOT BUY/ADOPT based on a whim. Animals have emotions too; they too suffer from depression when abandoned”