Written by PETA
fashion designer Sanjana
desi dogs – she has four of them! The leather-free designer
recently hosted a star-studded event in New Delhi to support PETA and Friendicoes SECA and to encourage anyone with the time, love and
resources to adopt a homeless Indian (desi) dog rather than buying an animal
from a pet shop. Actor Nasir Abdullah, Ramola Bachchan, politician Alka Lamba
and fitness expert Vesna P Jacob were just a few of the celebrities who came
out to support the "Paws for a Cause" event, walking, playing and
posing for photographs with homeless dogs from Friendicoes' animal shelter.
L-R (Sanjana Jon, Benazir Suraiya, Arpita Mona Bansal, Vipul Gupta)
Dogs from Friendicoes
Alka Lamba & Executive Director of The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Vipul Gupta
Sanjana explained that the loveable, personable dogs at Paws for a Cause "are just a fraction of the dogs in India who need the right person to come along and make them part of the family. If you're ready to make a lifelong commitment, I hope you will consider visiting your local animal shelter – you might just find your new best friend".
can make a difference by opening your home and your heart to a homeless dog or
cat). 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.
And please help stop animal homelessness at its source by always sterilising your animal companions.
Photo Courtesy: Monica Dawar
Written by Kriti-S
What goes best with fashion? Compassion! Top leather-free designer and
renowned human rights activist Sanjana Jon kicked off Hyderabad
International Fashion Week with a star-studded fashion show aimed at helping encourage
those who have the time, love and resources to adopt a homeless Indian (desi)
dog brimming with personality, rather than buying a dog "off the rack"
from a pet shop or breeder.
Stars such as Bindu Madhavi, Vijay Yesudas, Ashwini Ponnappa, Sana Khan,
Rupali Fulsunge, Sowmya, Chaitanya Krishna and Naren were part of the show
while male models walked the ramp wearing PETA's "I ♥ Desi Dogs: Don't
Shop, Adopt" T-shirt. Sanjana Jon, models and stars also wore the T-shirt
at a news conference following the show.
You can help too! Just open your heart and home to a homeless dog if you're
looking to welcome an animal into your life. And be sure to sterilize your animal
companion since there are currently too many homeless dogs and not enough good
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