‘Bow Bow Fest’, the street dog adoption camp organized by the Kozhikode Corporation in association with Calicut Animal Rescuers and Encouragers (CARE) and People for Animals (PFA Calicut), witnessed enthusiastic participation with people who turned up in large numbers at the Tagore Centenary Hall on Monday.
According to Derrick Paul, a volunteer of CARE said, “We had brought 800 puppies and gave away 70 of them. It was quite unexpected. There were many takers for the street dogs, some of them were brought from the Animal Birth Control Centre of the Corporation while we had brought some too.”
There were a few people who even brought puppies from the street with them and handed them over to the organizers on the spot. The animals were handed over to the new owners after vaccination. The ownership certificates will be issued later.
However, some dogs that did not look healthy, especially those with bite marks on them had fewer takers. Similarly, there were fewer takers for female puppies. The organizers said that people did not want them as there were chances of them getting pregnant.
Source: The Hindu