Sanjana Jon Holds ‘Paws For A Cause’ Dog Adoption Event For PETA And Friendicoes

Leather-Free Designer Hosts Star-Studded Benefit for Homeless Dogs


For Immediate Release:

24 May 2012


Archana Shekhawat +91 9820791929; [email protected]

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New Delhi – Top fashion designer Sanjana Jon – who has adopted four desi dogs herself, named Chamatkar, Kaali, Mausi and Hero – will welcome a bevy of celebrities to The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa in New Delhi on Friday for a Paws for a Cause event for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Friendicoes SECA. The celebrities will include actor Nasir Abdullah, managing director of Olive Bar & Kitchen AD Singh, , Ramola Bachchan, politician Alka Lamba and fitness expert Vesna P. Jacob, among others. The stars and socialites will walk, play and pose for photographs with homeless dogs from Friendicoes’ animal shelter. Pop star Mika Singh, who has adopted a desi dog named Cutie, already expressed his support for this campaign earlier this week. The event has been supported by Rachna Kohli Sandhu from the Woman’s Quotient Club. Atelier is the special magazine partner for the event.

When:             Friday, 25 May, 7:15 pm

Where:           Garden of Joy, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi

“The lovable, personable dogs who will be at my event for PETA and Friendicoes are just a fraction of the dogs in India who need the right person to come along and make them part of the family”, says Sanjana. “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.”

In India, approximately 25 million homeless dogs struggle to survive on the streets, where many of them go hungry, are abused by cruel people or are hit by vehicles. Countless others wait in animal shelters for a new home that never comes. Every time a dog or a cat has a litter, it means fewer homes for the dogs and cats who are languishing in animal shelters or roaming the streets. That’s why PETA encourages prospective cat and dog guardians always to adopt homeless animals from animal shelters or the streets – and never buy them from breeders or pet shops. Animal guardians can also help by always having their dogs and cats sterilised.

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