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Bangalore Near and Offshore Centre volunteers spend half a day giving abandoned dogs a new second home

February 2016 │ India

Eleven Deutsche Bank volunteers across different departments from the Bangalore Near and Offshore Centre visited the Second Chance Adoption Centre of Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) on Februrary 26 to continue staff engagement with the organization. CUPA is a public charitable trust that works for the welfare of all animals.

The volunteers’ goal was to give the centre, a home for abandoned dogs, a new coat of paint. Upon arrival at the centre, the volunteers split into three teams, with one team painting the kennels, another painting the centre’s gates, and the third team painting the office. The volunteers used the dog’s paw prints to decorate the walls of the shelter.

After a fulfilling morning, the volunteers spent some time with CUPA’s staff at the shelter, learning about the shelter and the dogs it cares for. They also had the opportunity to leave their feedback to help the CUPA staff make improvements to the shelter.

The dogs welcomed the volunteers. Some volunteers, who entered the centre that morning fearing dogs, left the centre becoming good friends with the dogs. Through the activity, not only were friendships made between colleagues of various departments, new-found friendships were also made with the dogs.

CUPA was founded in 1991 by Crystal Rogers, an Englishwoman who made India her home. From two tiny rooms in her house, CUPA today operates from seven centres in the city of Bangalore. More than 10,000 wild and domestic animals pass through its portals, and activities range from urban stray dog control to large animal rescue and rehabilitation, from a veterinary hospital and clinic to a geriatric center and adoption of abandoned animals. It also helps to rehabilitate and house wildlife in indigenous forest zones.

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