For Immediate Release:
2 August 2019
Garima Jain; [email protected]
Hiraj Laljani; [email protected]
Actor and Reality TV Host and Judge Saves Animal Struggling to Survive
Mumbai – Award-winning actor and longtime supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India Raveena Tandon was recently out when she saw a little kitten wandering the streets – she immediately got out of her car and picked up the kitten, who could have been hit by a car on the busy streets of Bandra West. Raveena contacted PETA India and stayed with the kitten until help arrived. This kitten and others who have been found struggling to survive in the monsoon rains are now in need of homes.
People interested in adopting these animals can contact PETA India at [email protected]dia.org. A photo of Raveena with the rescued kitten is available upon request.
“It has been raining cats and dogs, and many puppies and kittens are in need of good homes,” says Raveena. “People can help animals by contacting PETA India if they are looking to welcome a dog or cat into their homes, by getting their own animal companions sterilised, and by supporting the sterilisation efforts of non-governmental organisations such as PETA India.”
This isn’t the first time that Raveena has teamed up with PETA India to help animals. Among her other contributions, she dressed in a snake print (not snake skin) gown for a PETA India ad that read, “Wearing Exotic Skins Kills – Leave Wildlife out of Your Wardrobe.”
Across India, stray dogs and cats struggle to survive on the streets. Many starve to death or are injured, abused, or hit by vehicles. Countless others are left to languish in animal shelters because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Sterilising one female dog can prevent 67,000 births in six years, and sterilising one female cat can prevent 420,000 births in seven years. Sterilisation helps keep animals off the streets and out of shelters, and sterilised animals also live longer, healthier lives and are less likely to roam, fight, or bite.
Recently, in a critical move to help curb the homeless-animal crisis, PETA India sterilised over 500 community cats in areas of Mumbai, which has extensive homeless cat populations, through its programme in collaboration with the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Youth Organisation in Defence of Animals. The cats also received vaccinations, treatment for injuries, and proof-of-sterilisation ear tags before being released back into their territories. PETA India encourages the public to adopt an animal from a shelter or the streets and always to have their dogs and cats sterilised.
PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.