Picture 'paw'fect moments!

Picture 'paw'fect moments!

The bright sunny Sunday morning couldn't have been more perfect. The 'Pet-a-Thon' held at Domlur Dog Park saw enthusiastic pet parents and their furry companions.

The event, which was based on the theme 'Be Fit With Your Pet', was organised by the Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor, as an awareness and fund-raiser event and attracted more than 80 dogs.

The venue  saw furry friends like Rottweilers, Shih Tzus, Huskies, Beagles and German Shepherds. It also had informative stalls on BBMP pet licensing drive and rabies vaccination drive.

Trishna  Bhattacharjee, a marketing professional, who came with her pet 'Scoobie' was delighted by the number of participants. "For me, weekends are all about spending time with 'Scoobie' and this event came right in time. Such events also help release energy and socialise," she said.

Satyanarayan Swamy, a software professional, who walked around with his golden retriever 'Don', said that such events  broke myths about pet-parenting. "One always gets to learn new things at such events. A lot of misconceptions about pets are broken and one also gets to know tips to keep one's pet healthy," he said.    

For those who weren't aware about the process of licensing for their pet, this event came as a blessing. Jayanth S, a businessman and his son Milan came with their Shih Tzu 'Pepsi'. "Such events help one become more aware about the need for open interactions. They also help to make the licence process transparent and easy," said Jayanth.    

Neeraj Verma who came with his English Cocker Spaniels 'Juba' and 'Yogi' said that  while it was a good day out with his favourite companions, he also loved the fact that the event supported causes for dogs. "I grew up with dogs and I am aware of how to go about pet-parenting. Such events also help spread the message that one needs to be more humane to  dogs," he said.  

Divya Bajaj, co-founder of 'House of Paws' who  brought her pet 'Shrek', said that the money collected from the event would be used for rescuing dogs and dog adoption. "There is a big need to promote dog adoption and spread the word. Events like these are the only way to do so," she said.

Organiser of the event and sports consultant, Hema Srinivas detailed, "The Pet-A-Thon is held as a run-up to the 'Bengaluru Midnight Marathon'. It is held to raise money for dogs and wishes to communicate the need of healthy routines among dogs too." The event also had an enthusiastic walk with the pets.

"After all, why should humans have all the fun?" Hema asked.    

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