There’s been a sudden hike in enquiries for female Labradors in the city. Turns out, everyone’s seen 777 Charlie and now, everybody wants a dog.
Story so far: 777 Charlie is a Kannada movie starring Rakshit Shetty that circles the relationship between a dog, specifically a Labrador Retriever, and its person. The popularity of the movie has gotten a lot of people interested in housing a Lab, but at a cost. Most people seem to be approaching breeders for the little pups.
Why it matters: According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), most pet stores and breeders are not registered with any animal welfare board. This makes the animals more vulnerable to mistreatment and harsh environments.
Ways to adopt: If you are looking for a furry friend at home, here are a few shelters you can look into:
- CUPA Second Chance Adoption Centre in Dommasandra.
- Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) in Yelahanka.
- Sarvoham Animal Foundation in JP Nagar.
- The Voice of Stray Dogs (VOSD) in Indiranagar.
You can read listicles about more adoption centres in Bengaluru here.
(Image Credits: Screengrab from 777 Charlie trailer on YouTube)