Animal welfare organisations, animal activists and volunteers will come together to observe the Animal Welfare Fortnight till January 31.
Animal Welfare Fortnight is celebrated across India every year to create awareness among the public about the prevention of cruelty and the importance of humane treatment to animals.
In accordance, several animal welfare groups, institutions, and the Animal Husbandry Department of the BBMP are coming together to observe the fortnight.
This is a joint initiative of BBMP, CUPA, Jain University, Precious Paws Foundation, People for Animals, Radio Active, Samarpan Foundation , Sarvodya Sevabhavi Samstha, Stray Pals and The Golden Husk.
A walkathon will be flagged on January 20 from 8 am to 9 am from Mayo Hall Triangle and will proceed till the Cubbon Park Police Station.
Some of the issues include : no to plastic bags, stop animal cruelty, support humane education programs, promote responsible pet ownership and prevent animal abuse. There will also be film screening at various colleges in the city between January 21 to 24.
The films are aimed at sensitising students on animal issues. This will be followed by a presentation on Animal Welfare Laws in India.
To encourage adoption of street dogs, a street puppy adoption camp will be organised on January 23 at Jain University, followed by a festival for the family, paws, hooves and feathers on January 27. The festival is designed to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
At the event you can take new friends, sign up to volunteer with animal welfare groups, adopt a street dog/cat, basic first aid, learn about pet products, pet food, pet fashion, pet health, pet training and street plays.
A day long line up of activities and events including a fashion show will see an array of dogs, cats and other animals walk the ramp with their companion and compete for ribbons.
Themes include - Dog-Companion lookalike Competition, Recycled Fashion, Cartoon Characters and Stop Cruelty. A free vaccination drive and awareness camp will be held on January 28.
The AWO in association with the BBMP will conduct free vaccination drive and awareness for all the street dogs and cows.
The next day, a radio show will be organised with representatives from various animal welfare organisations and the BBMP which will speak on animal welfare related issues.
Other activities include visiting local police stations to educate authorities on PCA Act and creating awareness amongst the unorganised dairy farmers in the city.
For further details you can email to animalwelfarefortnight@ gmail.com.