Giant ‘Dog’ to Promote Kindness to Animals This Summer

For Immediate Release:
31 March 2017

Ayushi Sharma [email protected]
Shambhavi Tiwari  [email protected]

For World Stray Animals Day, PETA Will Give Away Free Water Bowls to Help Keep Community Animals Hydrated

Nagpur – A giant “dog” mascot and members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and People for Animals–Nagpur will give away free water bowls on Monday, the day before World Stray Animals Day.

When: 3 April, 12 noon

Where: Main Gate, Gandhibagh Garden, Nagpur

“PETA is encouraging everyone to make clean drinking water available to community dogs, cats, birds, and other animals this summer”, says PETA India’s Ayushi Sharma. “These animals endure so many hardships, but we can all show them a little kindness – including by adopting animals from the street or the shelter, rather than buying them from breeders or pet shops.”

Across India, animals struggle to survive on the streets. Many of them go hungry, are deliberately injured or killed, are hit by vehicles, or are abused in other ways. Countless others end up in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Every time someone buys a dog or a cat from a breeder or a pet store, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in an animal shelter loses a chance at finding a home.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – also encourages families to keep their animal companions cool indoors during hot summer days and never leave them inside parked cars, where they can succumb to heatstroke within minutes.

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