Category - Animal Welfare

If she can why can’t YOU ?

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Tanisha Mehta, a cute little angel who is just 11- year-old is pursuing her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee .A dog lover. She owns a pet dog named Fudgey (Cocker Spaniel). She believes that they are the most faithful and the most lovable thing that has happened to her. She prefers whiling away time with her best friend fudgey than spending on other things. Her mom states “They are the partners in crime and most mischievous but in a way which makes them happy.” During her schooling, she was asked to write an essay about friends and that’s when she chooses to write on Fudgey who means the world to her.

This tiny little tot, thought of doing something for the one she treats her best friend on friendship day and make a little difference on these Animals. That’s when she started a small little campaign for these stray dogs. By helping 3 of these dogs being sterilized and achieving more than what her goals were. INR (4300 in which her goals were just 3600). Sterilizing helps to protect these dogs from a horrible and painful stray life.

A better world through kindness to animals is what she believed. And SOS was the right answer. Save our Strays is an animal welfare NGO that has been protecting the stray animals of Mumbai for over 10 years. They provide strays with many services like sterilization, vaccination, first aid, adoption, rescue services and providing food.

When a tiny tot at the age of 11 could save 3 strays. We could definitely do something more.

Do you wish to fundraise for SOS as well ? Do drop us an email on info@ketto.org or visit- www.ketto.org

 

Bend It Like Bollywood! (Tigi Foundation)

TIGI Foundatioin leaderboardWe’re counting down to the star-studded football charity match that’s happening at the Cooperage Football Grounds in Mumbai this Sunday evening! The testosterone levels are rising…! Celebrities like Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Imran Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Tiger Shroff, Sohail Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Marc Robinson and so many more will be on the battlefield this monsoon. There’s going to be plenty of estrogen pumping through the field as well, with Kiran Rao, Nargis Fakhri, Hazel Keech, Elli Avram and Kiara Advani lacing up their cleats as well!

Here’s the entire player line-up: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Imran Khan, Kiran Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Rahul Bose, Sohail Khan, Tiger Shroff, Sushanth Singh, Ram Sampat, Karanvir Bohra,  Armaan Jain, Hazel Keech, Kunal Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri, Elli, Kiara, Raj Kundra, Karan Wahi, Dino Morea, Shoojit Sircar, Marc Robinson, Caesar Gonsalves, Karan Mehra, Shabir Ahluwalia, Sachiin Joshi, Ritwik Bhattacharya, Vikram Thapa, Ameet Gaur, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Vikram Singh. Whew! Everyone’s coming together to help Tigi Foundation raise funds and build a shelter for Mumbai’s abandoned animals.

If you’re wondering what ‘TIGI’ means, it’s an acronym for ‘Trust In Goodness Inside’ and is also the name of a much-beloved pet cat belonging to the Khan household. Tigi Foundation is a wonderful non-profit organisation begun by Nuzhat Khan in 2012 and is supported by her son, actor Imran Khan, and brother, activist/actor Aamir Khan. Nuzhat Khan, a psychoanalyst by profession, has nurtured over a hundred animals at her Pali Hill home over the years, and felt the need to do more. Thus began Tigi Foundation. May its tribe increase!

This celebrity-packed football charity event aims to raise funds and build a state-of-the-art animal welfare shelter near Mumbai that will provide TLC for a hundred animals at a time. To achieve this goal, the foundation is offering some rather exciting rewards, like an opportunity to participate in the charity football match itself, or toss the coin at the start of the game, or attend a cooking session with Kiran Rao, or a workout with Imran Khan, a drive in his Ferrari, or even a chance to visit the sets of Aamir Khan’s latest film!

Here’s the entire list of rewards:

500      Get a ticket to the game (Quantity – 1000)

5000    Get an exclusive digital photo-collage of all the players at the event (Unlimited) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

7500      Click a selfie with your favorite actor at the game- Rs 7500 (Unlimited) + Get a ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

10,000   Get a cooking session with filmmaker Kiran Rao (Quantity – 1) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

Rs 12500 Toss the match coin prior to the game- (Quantity-1) + Get a ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

15000 Get a copy of the Dhoom 3 DVD with a personal autograph from Aaamir Khan & Abhishek Bachchan  (Quantity – 3) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

20000    Get a signed jersey of both teams (Quantity – 3) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

Rs 50,000   Either work-out with Imran Khan at his personal gym or a drive around Mumbai with him in his Ferrari (Quantity – 2) + Get a ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

Rs 75,000         Get a chance to hang out with Aamir Khan on the sets of his next film ‘P.K.’  (Quantity – 1) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

Rs 1,00,000  Get to be part of the team and play in the upcoming game on 20th July (Quantity – 1) + A ticket to the game + A TIGI Foundation T-shirt (Unlimited)

Want a chance to be part of the fun?!

 

No Horsing Around, Please

5. Horse Carriages

The Mumbai traffic police have passed scheduling limitations for Victoria rides and banned them altogether in Colaba and other parts of the city.

The progress comes after years of appeals to authorities by PETA India, People for Animals and the Animals and Birds Charitable Trust. It also follows the actions of PETA India supporters who have all written to authorities, tweeted or starred in ad campaigns calling for a ban on the inhumane Victorias.

Mumbai’s horses have been forced to haul passengers in blistering heat and pouring rain and are denied adequate shelter, rest, food and water. They are typically housed in filthy, unlicensed and decrepit stables, when they are provided with any shelter at all. Even if they are injured or ill, they are still forced to work. Most never see a veterinarian during their entire lives. Horses have collapsed in the middle of traffic, leading to fatal accidents, including the death of a 3-year-old child who was thrown from a carriage in 2010 after a passing car startled a horse.

In spite of the new traffic police ban and timing restrictions, horses are being made to ply illegally in banned locations and during banned hours. If you spot horses being made to haul carriages in violation of this Mumbai police directive, file an FIR with the police and share a copy with PETA. Although the location and timing restrictions mean progress for these animals, only a full ban on the use of Victorias can ensure that cruelty to horses will stop.