Ms. Desi Mr. Desi- It’s time to honour Indian Breed
India’s first ever Beauty Contest for Indie Pets:
Remember the time you picked up a crying puppy from across the dump?
How your mom shrieked? But you pleaded with her to let it stay and promised her to take care of the puppy and it will not spoil anything in the house?
One look at the puppy’s eyes told you that it trusted you.
That was the bond which carries.
You ignored all the sneers and people’s disgust on your visits to the vet or park with your Desi kid. It was again those eyes of trust which made you love it.
That was the bond which carries on.
The commitment, bond is what we strive to honour.
This is where Woof Yums in association with Times Pets n Us steps in.
Woof Yums, in its bid to encourage adoption and create awareness about indie stray dogs launched India’s first ever beauty contest for indie breeds- “Ms. Desi Mr. Desi”- It’s time to honour Indian Breed”, last year.
The online contest saw more than 200 entries from all over the country.
This year during the month of January, Woof Yums launched the fourth edition of the event. Prizes got more attractive when A Dog Story-pet friendly resorts and Critterati, a pet luxury hotel consented to sponsor the online event.
Idea was to curb puppy mill culture and breed specific purchases when there are millions of homeless strays with same characteristics freely available on roads. Empathy should be for all and everyone without discrimination.
Here are the few pictures of the finalists and winners with emotional stories as to how these kids survived tough times and defied death and were finally rescued by families who opened their hearts and homes to them.
- Oreo is a rescue. He was bitten on the spine at one month’s age his tender body nerves got damaged and there was no chance for him to walk again.Vets suggested we put him down as no one would adopt him .he was so full of life that we could not take that drastic step and he became a part of our lives ever since. He has a big brother Joey (indie 13 yrs old).
- Oreo has a unique look with his right ear up and left ear down which makes him look cute and handsome at the same time. He loves car journeys and is now a seasoned traveller, having already travelled to five states with us by road. He loves playing with his Indie best friend Titli and goofing around with us. He is especially good around small children as he is very gentle and careful while playing with them and this makes him super popular with all the kids in our colony. His favourite treats are a cup of vanilla ice cream and doggie biscuits. He is very serious about nap time and will find a sunny spot wherever he is to take his afternoon naps undisturbed! He knows more than ten commands and he is very perceptive of human emotions. He is also an excellent guard dog and is highly protective of us
- Chico was rescued by me last year in June. He was in a very horrible condition and had faced cruelty at the hands of our species. Somebody had hit him with a sharp object that caused a deep wound which soon became infested with maggots eating his flesh away. I brought Chico home and treated him by myself. He soon transformed from being a scared and shy puppy to my little T-rex. He is now 9 months old and a very naughty teenager.