Abandoned by families, many large dogs fight in shelters in Bangalore
Once he lived happily with his pet owners, Rottweiler Sam, five, has had a hard time at a dog shelter in Kengeri. It turns out that Sam was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realized the difficulties of keeping a large dog in a family with children a little too late. Instead of trying to find Sam a new loving home, they did the easiest thing: they got rid of him in a city shelter for rescued and abandoned animals. Unfortunately, he is not the only one who has been at the receiving end of such a pet father's behavior.
Around 1,358 dogs have been abandoned in the last seven years
Since 2013, Compassion Unlimited Plus Action - CUPA He has rescued 1,358 dogs of all sizes, many of which are larger breeds.
“In 2013, the type of dogs we had available for adoption were mainly farmers, spitzes, golden retrievers, cocker spaniels and mixed breeds. But as of 2016, we saw an explosion of large breed dogs that were abandoned and abandoned. We had 122 Rottweilers given for adoption, ”he says Sanjana Madappa , adoption coordinator at CUPA. Animal welfare worker Chinthana Gopinath he adds: “Pet owners do not take into account the expenses that they imply when they buy pedigree puppies. As the pet grows and grows, the costs also increase, whether medical, food and maintenance, and it becomes a problem for many. ”
Finding a second house is difficult
As if being abandoned was not bad enough, the problem is that it is not easy for larger races to find a second home. “Dogs of large breeds are not easily adopted because people have misconceptions that they can be aggressive by nature. It cannot be further from the truth. These dogs, if treated well, and if they live with people who know how to handle them, adapt as easily as any other breed. Any dog is as good or bad as its owner, ”says Sanjana.
Inadequate breeding regulation
The reasons for the increase are also due to improper implementation of the reproduction regulations. “The lack of implementation makes breeds such as those of the huskies of St. Bernard, Alaska and Siberia, Akitas, Pitbulls and others, easily accessible to people who are not equipped to meet the requirements of these breeds. People buy them thinking they are cute as puppies, but do not take into account that they will become large dogs that need a certain type of education. In addition, they are expensive to maintain. Most of the time, these dogs land at our doors as young adults, because they become difficult to handle, ”jokes Sanjana.
Smart puppy trends drive the market
“Many pet owners are driven by the trend and we have noticed that any dog that has a tendency for some time is the one that is most abandoned. We had noticed many cases of pitbull abandonment at one point, since there was a trend and once it went off and costs appeared, they were abandoned. People tend to buy a breed that is fashionable and fashionable, and those end up in the circle of abandonment, ”Chinthana signs.