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Our Mischievous Dog Tuffy

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This blog is about our dog Tuffy. We will keep sharing about him, things he does, and how he has become an essential part of our lives.

Priyanka & Sushil with Tuffy 🙂

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Written by Sushil Katre

August 26, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Posted in Adoption, Dogs, Puppy

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Meet my Friends at KRUPA Loving Animals

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Animals will never betray. You can’t trust another human but can trust animals. They will do what they are supposed to do. If you go close to a crocodile it will attack. It will not do some sweet talk with you, get closer, gain your confidence and then betray.

Krupa Loving Animals is one of the places in Bangalore where I go every Sunday, well not every Sunday but I go there on most of the Sundays. Krupa is a hospital, and home for numerous animals. These animals suffer because of us and our so called development. We live in a developing nation while others in developed.

I have found a lot of friends here Neither I have names for them, not they have a name for me.

Each one of them have a story, a touching story which unfortunately is a sad story. Why? Thanks to us.

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Eating Biscuits

Yes he is supposed to be a 4 legged animal

Yes he is supposed to be a 4 legged animal

Someone towards the gate

Someone towards the gate

Roaming Around

Roaming Around

Others joining for Biscuits

Others joining for Biscuits

This one on the left would usually come and jump from the back, and he is so healthy and huge that I’ll almost fell down every time he jumps 🙂 The one on the right, poor fellow is not getting treatment and can walk on his own with the help of that hanger tied on the leg 🙂 He will be fine soon.

Heavy Weight

Heavy Weight

Injured but getting propoer care

Injured but getting propoer care

The one on the right, she is so lovely, her hind legs are paralyzed, but she can run around the whole ground. Once I had to run for half an hour to get her inside her canal.

His owner doesn't wants him|

His owner doesn't wants him|

Lovely

Lovely

Abandoned

Abandoned

Happy

Happy

Look at me

Look at me

Me too

Me too

Where to?

Where to?

Eating Grass?

Eating Grass?

Playing around

Playing around

Old and Blind

Old and Blind

They sensed the Bread!

They sensed the Bread!

Abandoned

Abandoned

Camera

Camera

Yawn

Yawn

Yes, two of them

Yes, two of them

And one Horse

And one Horse

3 legged

3 legged

Hind legs paralyzed

Hind legs paralyzed

Running on 3 legs

Running on 3 legs

Came 5 mins before I clicked this

Came 5 mins before I clicked this

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

Playful Fight

If you would like to get more details on KRUPA, or are interested in adopting, or would like to help us in any ways, leave a comment or drop me a mail – sushil[dot]katre[at]gmail[dot]com

Written by Sushil Katre

January 14, 2011 at 2:25 AM

CARE – Little Things Make a Big Difference

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I met this sweet looking pup exactly four weeks back. But it was kept in a carton box. When we took it out of the box, this guy was not able to walk. His front legs were bent.

This should give you a better idea –

Though his legs had problem, this little pup was so happy to see us that he wanted to play with us. As soon as we kept him on the floor, it tried hard to move. It had to drag it self with great difficulty to move. Moreover he was hurting himself on the front legs because he was dragging himself. Otherwise he was very healthy. We decided to put some stuff on his leg to make it straight and the next week I took a piece of 0.75 inch thick pipe. We though it will not be hard, hence will not hurt the little pup.

The next week I got the pipe. We figured out it’s a little small to get on his legs. So I spit it vertically thinking we’ll wrap it on the leg and will tie it. But then we had to drop the idea of using the pipe, as it will block air circulation and can have severely bad effect on the flesh.

We decided we’ll use wooden splinters and will tie them on the leg. The next day splinters were tied using bandage and just one week later I came to know it has shown a tremendous improvement and has started walking properly – on his own 🙂 I was very happy. I was not able to go there and meet him that Sunday.

But I went to see him today. He was running all over the place. Within two weeks of time he has recovered almost 90%.

He is such a lovely pup. Now able to roam freely on his own, can enjoy the freedom, if he survives the challenges posed by us – the people.

A little care, taken by the staff of Krupa Animal NGO, who took care of this little puppy has changed his life forever.

Please remember to do insignificant looking things small things and you’ll see a huge impact.

“Until there is None, Adopt One, so Don’t shop ADOPT “

Written by Sushil Katre

October 24, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Posted in Animals and Birds, Dogs

Here’s what we did – Followup on the previous post

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We decided to meet up at Koschy’s near M.G.Road on one of the Saturday’s. That Saturday was 2nd October 2010, Gandhi Jayanti. There were about 8 of us who turned up at Koschy’s. Susan also joined us. And her hand was really in a bad condition. After about half an hour discussion, we decided that she has to be taken to a hospital as soon as possible, get her treated and then take care of her while she recovers back. It was also decided that an account needs to be opened for her so that people can issue cheques in her name.

Susan was taken to a hospital the same day where she got her X-Ray done and took the surgeon’s opinion. After due examination, the surgeon mentioned that the bones in her hand were beyond repair (the elbow joint had completely been crushed), and the best way out is to ease the pain by performing Arthrodesis, where the bones between her lower and upper arm would be completely joined with each other (in an immovable way). She would still be able to use her hand for normal purposes, without having the ability to bend her hand in any direction (it would be fixed like an L joint).  Susan agreed to the above since her arm is extremely painful currently and because this is the only way out.

There were a few individuals who provided Susan with dog food, which would be good enough for the next 1 1/2 – 2 months.

An account has already been opened for her and the details has been circulated.

For the time being, we collected a little cash and to my surprise we were able to collect 10-11K immediately. That amount has already been deposited in Susan’s account now.

In case anyone who wishes to be a part of this process, can join bangalorecares at googlegroups dot com or can get in touch with either Akash, 9739204172 or Bharat 9900311496.

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Written by Sushil Katre

October 11, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Posted in Animals and Birds, Dogs

What would I have done??

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It was about 5:15 AM and I woke up all of a sudden. Usually on a regular day it’s very difficult for me to get up even by 8:00AM. Today was not a regular day. Wondering what to do, I opened my laptop which was lying next to me. After checking office mails I moved to personal mails. I went through the mails, deleted the unwanted, and then started reading a mail from one of my friends. After reading the mail I felt a little bad. I had nothing to do so I went to bed once again. But I was not able to sleep and again and again my mind was taking me to what was written in that mail. It’s about a woman who is American and Burmese descent. She begs on the streets of Bangalore. For what? For her 7 pet dogs. She was working as a Dog Trainer untill she met with an accident and life took a wrong turn from there. She is not ready to sell any of her 7 dogs and in order to take care of her pets she has gone to an extent of begging on the streets.

Here’s the complete story which was published in Bangalore Mirror on 26th September 2010 –

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/article/1/2010092620100926014813480fc8402fb/This-American-woman-begs-on-our-streets.html

This sheer though of someone begging on the streets to take care of pets was really disturbing and I started asking myself, what yould you have done, had you been in similar situation???

I didn’t had any answer… Will I go to an extent of begging??? I don’t know… I really do not have any answer for this question and I guess I’ll not be able to get any untill I go thorough the same situation.

Anyway, there were quiet a few people out there who wanted to help this lady and they are planning to organize a sort of contribution camp on 2nd/3rd October 2010 which is coming Saturday/Sunday.

I wish she gets operated, gets well soon and resume her job so that she can take care of her dogs.

Life is Tough, Tougher than what you think…

Written by Sushil Katre

September 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Posted in Dogs

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