Apart from running Pupcake, it is my life's biggest privilege to be a part of the core team at Freagles Of India that works on the rehabilitation and adoptions of beagles released from research testing laboratories across India. Last year, a very special batch of beagles were released into our care. Ten little ones, super seniors aged between 10-13 years of age, their entire lives spent in the confines of laboratories being used as test subjects in pharmaceutical research.
Th...e oldest two were Grant and Waheeda, both about 13 years old. Grant lived a beautiful life in freedom until he left the physical plane a couple of months ago. Waheeda aka Chutki celebrates her 14th birthday today, her first as the cherished member of her wonderful family that also consists of her freagle brother Biglu & Indy brother Babu.
Last year, I was a part of the team of volunteers who went to Hyderabad to bring these precious beings to Bangalore. And today, I baked her her birthday cake. Words cannot express how I feel.
Here's wishing Chutki loads of good health, plenty of belly rubs and lots of joyful togetherness with her family who she bosses over with an iron paw. Happy 14th Birthday, you beautiful beautiful girl 💞
(open to cities within a day's driving distance)
Serena is an approx. 5 year old boxer whose resilience has been awe inspiring. She has been through much & is ready to be adopted! Serena is leash trained & toilet trained. She has been left home alone for up to 5 hours & she has never thrown a fuss. This can gradually be extended by a couple of hours more. She enjoys long walks, yummy food, some heavy petting from her humans & is ace at car drives. She's f...ine with other dogs so long as they don't try to bully her, she'd need to be socialised with smaller sized dogs to see if they get along. She absolutely LOVES footballs! This was discovered when she stole a football from a bunch of kids at Cubbon Park & her caretakers had to pay the irate parents a princely sum of Rs. 350 when she refused to return it.
What happened to her eye, you ask? Serena had wandered into her rescuer's home-office compound a few months ago. Maggots were eating into the right side of her face, skin hung on to her bones & her hanging teats bore testimony to the kind of scum who owned her before she was dumped. She endured painful dressing changes without a wince & without sedation. The flesh on her face regenerated but she lost her eye. She then developed pyometra (Infection of the uterus that can be fatal), a series of growths in her mammary glands were discovered (found to be benign) & tick fever. She underwent surgeries & against all odds, made it! Nothing can keep a good dog down!
Serena needs a home that can serve her a non-vegetarian diet, her body needs the protein after all she's been through. Like most boxers her age, she should not be put through rigorous exercise in order to keep her heart safe. If slow, luxurious walks in the park with a chica in hot pink is your idea of bliss, Serena is the dog for you. If you'd like to make this amazing dog yours, call Reena on 9845013827.
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