Famous Celebrities who Rescued & Adopted their Pets

Adopting a pet is the best way to own a pet, and you don’t need an animal welfare activist to tell you that. If you look around, especially in India, there are innumerable stray cats, dogs, and birds who loiter around the streets looking for scraps of food and water. Infact, animal lovers and welfare NGOs have helped animals by participating in the #PledgeABowl initiative this year, to help the urban stray this summer, by providing bowls of water, so that they don’t die of dehydration. All of these helpless animals need a home. Here to lead by example, these celebrities dismissed the concept of buying a pet from a breeder, and instead chose to adopt a pet that needed a loving home.

 

Have a look at your favourite celebrities with their unbelievably cute rescue animals:

 

George Clooney and Einstein

Clooney has already adopted his third dog, but his rescued cocker spaniel Einstein is closest to his heart.

 

Anne Hathaway and Kenobi

Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman have a new addition to their family – Kenobi.

 

Sandra Bullock and her 3 rescues

Poppy, a Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix with three legs. Ruby, a two-legged Chihuahua, and BeBe (not pictured), a Chihuahua that’s missing an eye.

 

Hilary Swank with Rumi and Kai

A strong animal rights activist, she is co-producing Fox’s Cause for Paws: an all star dog special show.

 

Jennifer Aniston and Sophie

Jennifer gave Sophie, a pitbull, a beautiful home.

Image via Celebrities and their Rescue Dogs

 

Miley Cyrus and Milky

This is Miley’s adorable white rescue pitbull named Milky.

 

Ryan Reynolds and Baxter

He fell in love with Baxter when he visited a dog shelter in Texas.

 

Charlize Theron and Tucker

A passionate animal welfare activist, she has adopted at least 4 rescue dogs.

 

Ariana Grande and Toulouse

Toulouse’s life changed after Ariana Grande adopted him from an animal shelter home.

 

Ed Sheeran and Graham

Here’s another cat person. Ed Sheeran adopted little Graham, and even made a Twitter account for him!

 

Selena Gomez and Baylor

Baylor is Selena Gomez’s 6th rescue pup.

 

Orlando Bloom and Sidi

He found Sidi while shooting for a film in Africa.

 

Miranda Lambert and her six rescues

We sure have a dog lover here. Miranda adopted 3 of them from a shelter home, and she found the other 3 in various places.

 

John Legend and Penny

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen added Penny, a three-legged pup to their family full of dogs.

 

We can all learn from these celebrities who chose to adopt rather than buy, and look to adopt our own community of stray animals, to help them in any way that we can.

 

Save our furry friends from dying this summer – #PledgeABowl!

5 Ways to Help Animals during Summer

The summer temperatures in India have been rising every year. The excruciating heat puts animals at risk of dying due to dehydration. Human beings are well able to protect themselves from the heat, but our urban stray companions have a tough time during these scorching months. However, we can help save animals in so many ways. Small acts of kindness such as looking out for animals at risk, pet rescue, and feeding, can greatly help animals get by in this heat.

 

We’ve listed out 5 simple things you can do, to help animals and birds at risk, in your locality this summer:

 

Organize a feeding program

This isn’t something you should only do during the summer, but animals and birds really need the extra energy to survive the heat. So if you see an animal scavenging around in garbage bins and looking for food, you can always put together some leftovers from your fridge to feed the stray birds and animals that are at risk of starvation. You don’t need to be an animal welfare activist to do this.

 

Pet rescue, foster care, and shelter stray animals

Adopting over buying pets is something that cannot be stressed enough. There are thousands of dogs and cats that wander around across every area in India. Try giving them a home. Especially in the summer, they get dehydrated and their skin burns with the rays. The only shelter for them is hiding under cars or looking for shade in the trees.

 

Look out for distressed animals

If you spot any heat stressed birds or animals who are struggling to survive, call an animal welfare group and ask them for help, or even seek immediate advice on how to save the animal. Give them food or water, and contact a vet if necessary.

 

#PledgeABowl of water for animals and birds

The most number of animal deaths due to dehydration takes place in the months of March to June in India. The simple act of putting out a bowl of water can save animals and birds from dying of thirst. Several animal enthusiasts are participating in the #PledgeABowl campaign, wherein they put out bowls of water in different parts of the city. Many have raised funds online, to purchase cement, clay, and plastic bowls as part of #PledgeABowl.

 

Donate towards animal welfare programs

There may be reasons why an individual cannot take up animal welfare acts such as pet rescue or feeding programs. But there are other ways to participate in animal welfare activities. Animal lovers and enthusiasts run innumerable campaigns to get financial support for their projects. You can always donate towards feeding programs, shelter programs, and other campaigns such as #PledgeABowl. Look out for one that resonates with you, and save these animals.

You don’t need to be an animal lover to show some compassion for the helpless and voiceless stray in your locality. If funds are what you need for your mission to help animals at risk, we encourage you to raise funds by starting a crowdfunding campaign on Impact Guru. All you have to do is tell the world about the issue you are trying to resolve, and ask them to donate towards your campaign. Share it extensively with your friends and family on social media, so that more people can be part of your initiative. It is a great way to make a difference to the lives of our furry friends who can’t speak for themselves.

Can Crowdfunding be the answer to India’s Education Inequity?

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”

– Benjamin Franklin

 

1.4 million schools, 227 million students, and 36,000 higher education institutions – the enormity of the Indian Education System stems from many such statistics. With 2020 being seen as the year when our country will have the highest population in the working age group, it is becoming imperative that these numbers start showing greater and real results.

 

Though there has been a continuous push towards improving the state of education in the country, the often non-conducive social environment and the lack of essential resources like skilled teachers, proper infrastructure and the money to run schools, present a constant roadblock in the process.

 

There is a need to bring a sea change in India’s education system, and even though crowdfunding alone will not turn around the scenario, it can definitely benefit the education sector in many ways.

 

Funds to support education for one and all

It may sound too good to be true, but there are people and organizations out there who would support a promising talent when they see one. This charitable approach can go a long way in easing aspiring students off the burden of education loans to pay their tuition fees.

The rising popularity of online fundraising platforms in India is garnering huge support from the NGO sector as well. The cash-strapped schools and the NGOs working with them often face huge obstacles in arranging funds for their students, but crowdfunding in India is changing the education scenario in many ways.

 

Building the infrastructure and bringing in resources

A classroom with benches and a blackboard, toilet blocks, water supply and a playground, are basic infrastructural needs of children going to school. There is also the pressing issue of a poor teacher to student ratio in many parts of our country. Though there are constant efforts of improving the study environment for as many students, in as many places as possible, there is always room for more helping hands.

In many cases, NGOs, teachers, school administration and even students have taken to crowdfunding to solve the problems that need immediate attention or to improve their coursework by upgrading the teaching modules. We can, as a crowd, make quality education a reality for a large number of young minds.

 

Supporting innovative ideas

It makes a huge difference when an individual is accountable to many people for their beginning and success. Through crowdfunding, if a student with an innovative idea and an execution plan gets a backer, it can help them build a more responsible and concrete approach towards putting their ideas into action.

 

Backing varied educational pursuits

With the growing exposure to career fields earlier unknown, there is a rise in the number of students taking up different study courses and landing up with a job that has them traveling the world or setting up their own business. Even though there are many takers for the various unconventional courses, securing an education loan to study them is still difficult. As donors, we can support a sportsperson, a filmmaker, a travel enthusiast or a social activist and give direction to a budding mind.

 

Crowdfunding in India is still in its nascent stage but online fundraising is steadily gaining ground. In the context of revolutionizing the Indian education sector, crowdfunding opens up the possibility of initiating a mass movement and thus, making education everyone’s business.

“Learning gives creativity,

Creativity leads to thinking,

Thinking provides knowledge,

Knowledge makes you great”

– Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Become a part of the education movement today!