Saturday, December 21, 2013

WSD X'Mas Workshops For Kids

The Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) is an animal welfare NGO that sterilizes and immunizes stray dogs. We also have an adoption program for abandoned pets and pariahs, an on-site first–aid program and an education and awareness program in schools, colleges, streets and slums. WSD has so far sterilized more than 44,500 stray dogs and impacted the lives of over a lakh and thirty thousand through first-aid, immunization and adoption.

Wondering where to send your child for exciting activities this Christmas break? Look no further!

The Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) announces fun-filled workshops and activities for kids on various activities with a street dog theme.

1) Crafty stories! – Story telling working with puppets and paper.

Listen to a story with puppets and learn to make puppets and origami crafts with Sonya Shastri, WSD Volunteer on Thursday, December 26, 2013 (11.00 am to 1.00 pm) 

Ages - 6 to 9 years
Workshop Venue : Maharastra Mitra Mandal (MCubed Library), Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400050
To Register – Call the MCubed Library on 02226411497

Lend an ear. Spin a tale. Fold the paper. Let the doggie unveil!

2) Straying Around – Know your street doggies!

Walk around town and know about some of the adorable street doggies with Abodh Aras, CEO of WSD on Friday, December 27, 2013

Ages – 6 to 10 years (Children have to be accompanied by their parents)
Meeting point – Churchgate. 9 am.
To Register – Call on 64222838 (WSD Helpline) or 7208051404 (Neha Morparia)

Take a tour around town and know more about your friendly neighbourhood doggies!

3) Be a street dog reporter!

Writing workshop with Fiona Fernandez, Journalist on Saturday, December 28, 2013 (12.00 pm to 1.00 pm)

Ages – 10 to 15
Workshop Venue : Maharastra Mitra Mandal (MCubed Library), Princess Building, Near Bandra Gymkhana, D’Monte Park Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400050
To Register – Call the MCubed Library on 02226411497

The pen is truly mightier than the sword! Write write, right away for the street doggies!

4) Masterchef  WSD!

Baking workshop with Yadika Sharma, proprietor of The Spoilt Brat Barkery on Sunday, December 29, 2013

There will be two sessions:
Session 1 – Ages 5 to 9 (10.00 am to 11.00 am)
Session 2 – Ages 10 to 15 (11.30 am to 1.00 pm)
Workshop Venue: The Spoilt Brat Barkery, 2 Horizon View, Ground Floor, 138, General Bhonsale Marg, Opp. Sachivalaya Gymkhana, Mumbai 
To Register – Call on 64222838 (WSD Helpline) or 7208051404 (Neha Morparia)
Note: All bakes are vegetarian.

Bake for the doggies! Who said the ones who bark do not eat bakes?

All the workshops are free of cost. However, prior registration is mandatory. Limited seats available so please register at the earliest

To register for the workshops that will be conducted at the MCubed Library, please call the library directly.

To register for the other two activities, call on 64222838 (WSD Helpline) or 7208051404 (Neha Morparia).

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Street Dogs Of India - WSD Calendar 2014

You will be happy to know that the WSD Calendar 2014 - Street Dogs Of India is now available at various outlets in Mumbai. (See list below). They can also be couriered to other places in India. 

Cover - A pup from a village in Meghalaya

The WSD Calendar for 2014 is a compilation of images shot by various photographers, on their wanderings through the length and breadth of the country.   

January - Lovedale, Tamil Nadu

While the physical settings and cultural backdrops may differ, all the pictures essentially tell one story...the story about the people you don't see in the photographs. The people who care for the dogs, feed and shelter them, report when they are ill or injured, take them to the nearest animal welfare organisation or hospital and tend to them in the absence of one. The dogs in return shower them with love, companionship and security.

April - Pune, Maharashtra
The WSD calendar has photographs taken by four photographers: Rohan Mukerjee, Parizad Dotiwalla, Abodh Aras and Mark Aranha. Photos of street dogs from Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Meghalaya, Kolkata and many other places in India have been featured!  

September - Divar, Goa

WSD has been looking after street dogs in Mumbai since 1994. We look after their health, vaccinate them against rabies and spay/neuter them so that their population is controlled in a humane manner.  There are now many animal welfare organisations that look after street dogs all over India.

November - Mumbai, Maharashtra

The calendar is available at various outlets in Mumbai. (Please see list given below). It can also be couriered to various cities outside Mumbai (check with us on the courier costs depending on the no and type). It is priced at Rs 150 (Wall and Desk) as a donation towards WSD's sterilisation, immunization and health care programmes.  To order the WSD calendar, you can also e-mail on or call 64222838.

Outlets in Mumbai

South Mumbai

Colaba and Kala Ghoda
WSD Office: C/o Mr F. Broacha, 2nd Flr, Yeshwant Chambers, B.Bharucha Marg, Near Fab India, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai – 23 Tel : 64222838 
Rhythm House : 40, K. Dubash Marg (Rampart Row), Kala Ghoda, Mumbai 400023. Tel: 4322 2727 
Dr Padam’s Clinic:  Grd Flr, Mohini Mansion, Opp Strand Cinema, Off Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 006. Tel : 22022068

Sleight of Hand:  Trafford House,  6, Prescott, Opposite Queens Mansion, Fort, 400 001.
Big Daddy, Lobby of Sterling Multiplex, Near CST, Mumbai 400 001

Dr Leena Dalal’s Clinic :Green Fields, Opposite Oval Maidan, Churchgate, Mumbai – 21 Tel: 66153497
Kemps Corner
Ibrahim’s Pet Shop :, Next to Crossword, Kemps Corner, Mumbai – Tel: 23806278 

Pawfect:  46, Hussain Manor, Bomanji Petit Street, Near Parsi General Hospital, Kemps Corner, Mumbai – Tel - 9820625092

Shake Hands My Pet Store - Shop No 8, Noor Mahal, Tardeo. Mumbai: 400 034  Tel : - 23515184
Central Mumbai


 Dr Makrand Chavan’s Clinic : Shop No 1, Matoshree Tower, Kohinoor Mills Lane, Shivaji Park, Dadar – Mumbai- 28 Tel: 24380756
Kings Circle 
NADS, Room12,Shanti Niketan, Opp Kapol Nivas, Dr B A Road, Near Kings Circle,Mumbai. Tel : 24171984

Western Suburbs

Paws and Furs : Shop No 3, Kailash,156, Waterfield Road, Bandra, Mumbai. Tel: 66990858
Tailwaggers : 16th Road, Behind Hawaian Shack, Bandra, Mumbai. Tel: 9820127572

Dawgz : B4, Snowhite CHS, Ground Floor, 18th Road, Opposite Fabindia on Khar Danda Road, Khar (W), Mumbai. Tel 26056810


 Pawwfect, Shop No1. T135 Coalho's Compound (near Sangeeta apts). Juhu Tara Rd. Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400049. Tel No :  9167719702

  P.S. Please phone and check with outlet about availability before going