Monthly Archives: "July 2011"

This is an ode to Mansi Yalamalli’s dog Jerry. Jerry is an Indian Dog who Mansi brought home about a month back, when he’d already spent a few weeks trying to survive at a vet’s. He was brought to the vet after being caught in a dog attack and he was severely injured. Mansi brought her home – but stayed paralysed down his waist. Mansi, the good doctor she is, mothered over him stiching him diapers and massaging his stomach so he could relieve himself. An X-ray and an MRIRead More
AWS Animal Welfare Society
Investigation by Levin, Suhas Jayashankara Somayaji & Kelly Johnson carried out from April 2011 through July 2011. Report by Rakesh Shukla. All photo’s and footage are original. Animal Welfare Society (AWS) is a Hyderabad based NGO and has Dr.Srinivasulu as its chairperson. AWS joined the ABC project in October 2010 as the BBMP wanted to involve more teams to achieve the target number of surgeries. AWS methods have been highlighted and questioned at several fora including of gross neglect and unlawful and illegal behavior from time to time, including toRead More
Article written by Kelly Johnson. Kelly is The Voice of Stray Dogs. For a detailed reference in Indian Dogs or InDogs please also refer the stupendous amount of information collated by Rajshree Khalap at on the website on InDogs. All Stray Dogs are not InDogs, and not all InDogs are strays. You can find the clear description of InDog here. I’m pure breed too, You just call me stray A long time ago, actually a thousands of years before the arrival of ‘pure breeds’, my forefathers were here – aRead More
Written by Persis Master for The Voice of Stray Dogs You cannot change the world by saving one dog, but for that one dog you can change the world ? ? ? You’re driving your car when you see a dog on the side of the road. With a sinking feeling, you realize he’s alone. What should you do?  How do you help? This is a wrenching scenario for all who care about animals. Once you’ve seen the dog (or cat or even rabbit), many feel it’s too late toRead More
Report by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs –  23 July 2011. Pictures on location at Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Sanstha Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release (CNVR) procedure can be a solution for reaching effective higher throughput of ABC surgery especially in a city such as Bangalore where there is a tremendous amount of pressure for stray dog population control from citizens, media, BBMP and the state government. CNVR procedure differs from conventional ABC procedure primarily since it is ‘field procedure’ and ensure the release of the dog the same day asRead More
The Voice of Stray Dogs
After addressing a press conference in Bangalore on 21 July Amala Akkineni was asked to approach 2 strays at the venue of the press conference, which neither she nor the press and photograpers had ever met before. She calmly sat down with an extended hand and talked to dogs in an even calm reassuring way. She let both the dogs approach her, and they  did and sat with her for more than 15 minutes – even as the press went wild taking pictures. Amala does not just advocate the cause of ABC/ARV, sheRead More
Bengaluru, 20th July 2010: The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and The Voice of Stray Dogs (www.strays.in), a voluntary organization that works for the cause of stray dogs in Bengaluru met today in the city to speak on issues of dislocation and culling of dogs on a scale that has taken alarming proportions in recent times. Dr. S. Chinni Krishna, co-founder and chairman of Blue Cross-India, Mrs. Amala Akkineni, reputed actress, founder of Blue Cross, Hyderabad and a member of the AWBI and Rakesh Shukla, Founder Volunteer of TheRead More
Watch the video of a Stray Dog illegally relocated to Banaswadi railway station – attacked and blinded [flv:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO7HOGqOgZg 320 240] This is report of Levin’s 1st hand experience of the last few days in Bangalore, and already shared with Dr Parvez Piran, Dir. Animal husbandry, BBMP. It clearly shows that the illegal relocation of the dogs in Bangalore has become usual practice. This also shows the barbaric results of such relocation not only for dogs but also for humans as the conflict between dogs for territory on relocation actually increasesRead More
Authored by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs: BBMP officials, Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) and the media often selectively quotes from the ABC audit report created KIMS and submitted to BBMP in 2007 in support of the argument that ABC is not working and ABC rules should be amended to resume indiscriminate dog culling. You can see this reports here: ABC performance audit report by KIMS 2007. By itself, and when read with the subsequent data available with BBMP it provides for some startling reading on howRead More
The Love of Animals and the Holiness of the Dog In Zoroastrianism – a letter to the Parsi side of Diana Bharucha of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB) Written by Ms Persis Master, a Parsee on 16 July 2010 this is an open letter appealing to Ms Diana Bharucha (a fellow Parsee and the Convenor, Founder and the voice of Stray Dog Free Bangalore (SDFB)  [an organization vocally against any strays in the city of Bangalore and taking a a consistent exptreme view that strays and people can’t co-exist and allRead More