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Street dog studies adding value

Updated: Jul 2, 2019


Our street dogs are not just adorable bundles of love and joy, but also a source of information that fascinates the world. After all, dogs are a human's best friend and many of us are eager to know more and more about them. The best way to get to know an animal is to observe them in situations that provide them complete free will...and for dogs, that happens only when they are "free ranging". Our streeties fit that bill and hence become fascinating.

We are so proud that our streeties are contributing towards improving understanding of dogs world wide. Dr. Marc Bekoff quotes the #livesofstreeties study in his latest book - Canine Confidential. Dr. Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior.

If you live in India, you too can participate in this project. You perhaps have several little happy encounters with streeties all the time that you do not even think about. But now, we want to know all about it. If you stopped to pet a doggie, if you bought a pack of biscuits to feed one, if you thought a streety was funny because he was sleeping on your car...we want to know it all and we want to tell your story. Send it in to learn@bharcs.com and we will try to feature it.



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