Giant ‘Dog’ to Promote Kindness to Animals this Summer

For Immediate Release:

2 April 2019

Contact:

Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

Garima Jain; [email protected]

Ahead of World Stray Animals Day, PETA India and Aashray for Animals Will Give Away Free Water Bowls to Help Keep Community Animals Hydrated

Varanasi – A giant “dog” mascot and members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Aashray for Animals will give away free water bowls on Wednesday, ahead of World Stray Animals Day (4 April).

Where:           Outside State Bank of India main branch, near Kachehri, opposite The Benares Club, Varanasi 221 002

When:             Wednesday, 3 April, 11 am

“PETA India is encouraging everyone to make clean drinking water available to community dogs, cats, birds, and other animals this summer,” says PETA India’s Radhika Suryavanshi. “These animals endure so many hardships, but we can all show them a little kindness – including by adopting animal companions from the street or a 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 all. Every time someone buys a dog or a cat from a breeder or a pet shop, a homeless animal roaming the streets or waiting in a shelter loses a chance at finding a home.

PETA India – 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 to leave them inside parked cars, where they can succumb to heatstroke within minutes.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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