Pets get a pat!

Pets get a pat!

in support Participants at Pet-a-thon, a marathon for pet lovers.

The event was held at Pet Steppin at Rustombagh, which saw close to 40-50 pet lovers along with their dogs meet up, for some gyan on how to bring up their dogs. The main aim of the event was to provide the animal lovers of Bangalore a platform to meet others like them and create awareness on animal rights. This is the third year of the Pet-a-thon. The venue saw all kinds of mutts interacting with each other in chaotic harmony while the pet owners looked on with pride.

Aravind K, who was at the event with his golden retriever mabel, said, “This event is all about getting people to do something for animals, it is a brilliant start but there is still loads to be done.”

The event began with the pets and their owners assembling together and socialising, followed by talks from experts regarding animal health, grooming and basic health care for pets. Experts gave advice on steps to be taken to improve a dog’s physical as well as mental health.

Natasha Chandy, a canine behaviour consultant, said that owning a dog is a huge responsibility and before taking that step, the owners need to be very clear about why they want a dog.

The next activity on the agenda was a small walk which the pet owners took along with their pets. This was followed by strut your mutt, an event where the pets had an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Pet lovers adorned a black ribbon as a silent protest to the killing of stray dogs. CUPA also had five pups at the venue with an aim of increasing awareness on adoptions of Indian pups. T-shirts, books, notepads and mugs, were all on sale with the aim of raising funds for animal rights. For those animal lovers who could not be at the event and would be keen on adopting a pup, can contact CUPA at 9845366209.

Initiatives taken by CUPA can also be followed at their blog www.bloggersbark.blogspot.com

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