a CJ Memorial Trust Initiative
ABOUT The #IndieDogDay
You've noticed them too, and it's time we stepped up to recognise a much loved fellow compatriot - The Indie Dog.
Call them anything you want, however politically incorrect - pariah, cur, streetie, Indian, desi, stray, mixed breed, community dogs, anything. These dogs have emerged from years of great genetics of survival on the street and hardy genes. Due to poor sterilisation framework & implementation, there are far too many on the streets perhaps, but many do just fine and it's fantastic how Indians have started stepping up to adopt their own as pets.
'Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs. However we are indoctrinated by our culture and the old caste system into wanting a pure breed pedigree, however alien they are to our weather and environment.
By establishing a National or Global Indie Day, we are merely directing attention of citizens and our dog lovers and citizens to one of our most loyal and true Indian canines; we attach the brand and cachet that reduces the snob value and casteist love for only the pedigrees.
#IndiesAreTheNewCool! We do the right thing, we direct the gaze to where it should be , and we build up a brand and awareness for one of the most beloved local friends we could ever have. We always have. Now , lets just make it official !
It's about time.
So What can YOU do for #indiedogDay?
Take a Selfie with your Indie , at home , street or shelter
Tag it #MeAndMyIndie, #IndiesRock, #DesiLogDesiDog, @#IndieDogDay
Let everyone know just how much you love them, and just how gorgeous they are. That's one less Indie dog abused , that's one more that get some food, that's one that could get a home. so #JustDoIt
Talk and share with influencers and celebrities.
Imagine the ripple effect and the reach that could happen. One Indie Dog will go home. One can get that pat on the head. Our gaze shifts to the Indie Dog as a REAL dog.
Get them to sign and share the #IndieDogDay , petition and to talk about it .
see what they say about #indiedogDay?
Here's what YOU can do
Varda Mehrotra, Executive Director -FIAPO
We love this idea for our Indie Dogs. It is a much needed initiative and FIAPO would is happy to support.
Secretary , Animal Husbandry & Vet Sciences
Declaring indie dog day ..
certainly, we will support any indigenous breed popularisation