When Pamela Anderson came to India to appear as a guest on Bigg Boss 4, her heart was captured by
the plight of the homeless dogs she saw on the streets. So when Anderson, an
honorary director of PETA US, learned that PETA India Chief Functionary Poorva
Joshipura was headed to the States to meet with her overseas colleagues and to
visit her family, the Baywatch star
asked if Joshipura would take along a homeless Indian puppy. Anderson has
decided to name her new family member Pyari, or "Loved One". The
puppy was rescued from a construction site in Mumbai.
tickled to be able to give Pyari a loving home", says Anderson. "I
already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a
homeless desi dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying
a so-called 'purebred'. Desi dogs are stars: add love and they become healthy
and beautiful and will love and protect you always."
Every time someone buys a dog from a breeder or a pet shop, a dog on the
streets or in an animal shelter loses his or her chance at finding a good home.
What's more, "pedigree" dogs have been purposefully bred for certain
exaggerated physical traits, making them susceptible to abnormally high rates
of health problems, including hip dysplasia, heart defects, epilepsy and eye
and ear infections. These painful defects can prevent proper breathing, walking
and more. Indian community dogs are hardy and resilient and are not predisposed
to health problems.
Join Pammy in helping end the homeless dog crisis by taking the pledge to adopt, and never buy.
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