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19 Oct

Why Friendicoes Advocates for Indoor House Cats

Friendicoes has always been vocal about compassion and care towards Cats, and the health and happiness of our feline friends is one of our main programs. Most cat owners feel a need to let their cats “roam” under the illusion cats love to be “free” and keeping them indoors would be harmful to their well […]

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10 Oct

Why Cats can Make Better Pets for Young Professionals

In today’s fast-paced society, many young professionals must juggle their professional and personal obligations. Possessing a pet companion can be a fulfilling and rewardingowa experience for these individuals. While both cats and canines make outstanding companions, cats offer unique benefits that make them particularly suitable for the lifestyles of young professionals.   One of the […]

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10 Oct

A Tale of Ancient Bonds!

Have you ever wondered why some people are prepared to fight for their street dogs and even get beaten up protecting a pet dog something they may not do for another human? And why a dog brings out the most emotional and passionate love in a human being? The bond between us and our dogs […]

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9 Jun

How to give your adoptee the space and tools to integrate with your home

Deciding to adopt a pet is one of the most wonderful experiences for any animal lover. Still, the initial decision is simply the start of your journey. As an adopter, you must be prepared for the adjustments, challenges and teething troubles (pun intended!) that come with any pet adoption. At Friendicoes, we’ve facilitated hundreds of […]

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9 Jun

Animal welfare volunteering – are you up for it?

Since Friendicoes’ founding in the 1970s to more than five decades later, our growth and often overwhelming operations would not have been possible without the support of the thousands of volunteers we’ve had through the years. In the animal welfare community that we are a part of, volunteers play an integral role in our day-to-day […]

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9 Jun

Raising an Indie Pup – everything you need to Know

If you’re among the growing numbers opening their homes and hearts to Indie dogs – you have our full support! It’s heartening to see Indies finally receiving the love, care and pampering you will surely shower them with. However, if this is your first trip down the pet-parenthood lane, especially pet-parenthood, to an Indie, there […]

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9 Jun

The unseen and often ignored side of dog breeding

It’s only too often that one encounters people proudly flaunting the lineage of their pedigree pets and the various hurdles they overcame to purchase this new pet. Driven by the allure of owning a ‘purebred’ pedigree dog – a status symbol equated with aesthetic appeal – this unending demand fuels an entire industry built purely […]

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9 Jun

What is fostering? Responsibilities and expenses

If you are an animal lover looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of dogs or cats, fostering might be just the thing for you. Fostering is perhaps one of animal welfare’s most vital yet underrated aspects and is a form of support that Friendicoes values greatly. It is a temporary […]

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9 Jun

It’s doggy’s day out – things to do with your dog in the city!

As pet parents, we all want to give our dogs the happiest and best possible life, including exploring new places and activities together. While we can fulfil our quota of city adventures on a whim, our dogs are mostly restricted to our homes and neighbourhoods. And although there are enough indoor activities to sustain and […]

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9 Jun

The new ABC rules and everything you need to know about them.

In March 2023, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, released an updated version of the Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, first released in 2001. The document outlines a revised and far more comprehensive guide for the humane implementation and regulation of the ABC program to prevent cruelty towards animals. Earlier, […]

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