See how this Pune dog lover is helping the stray dogs!

Pune dog lover

There’s this thing about grieving. The world yearns you to snap out of it and yet there in your head you keep playing the elegy on repeat like a broken vinyl record, hoping for a different tune. And all this while you wait and wonder if there’s a way to turn your grief into something positive.

Sometimes there is.

Meet Padmini Stump, the Pune dog lover and founder of animal welfare organization Mission Possible. Padmini began rescuing dogs eight years ago, when her son collapsed in a fatal accident in Dubai, where her family is based.

This Pune dog lover is making a gigantic difference to the lives of stray dogs!

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Padmini’s rescued dogs have found parents in Bollywood actors like Nana Patekar and Rati Agnihotri.

For over eight years, Padmini and her family friend, renowned oncologist Dr Ravindra Kasbekar, have been looking after the injured and abandoned dogs of Pune.

Padmini has built sheds in the open area around her bungalow, Gulshan Mahal, where she shelters the recuperating animals. The modest facility that she started has since become a buzzing rescue and adoption Centre. With nearly 100 dogs being treated and looked after at any given time, and over 1,400+ adoptions till date, Mission Possible is doing great work for the canine cause.

What is in it for this lady who hops between Pune and UAE to rescue, vaccinate and foster these homeless animals? Why not stay where her grandchildren are, far from the cacophony of neighbors who can’t understand what she does.

“After that I tried everything from praying to satsang, but nothing brought me peace. Helping these animals is worship to me, and gives me solace that if I couldn’t save my son’s life at least I can save theirs.”

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“People are very brand conscious and want only pedigree dogs. Then what will happen to our local breeds? They are more hardy and loving than the fancy ones.” ~Padmini

Hope for Pune’s strays

Padmini keeps coming across poignant lives of pawed pals – dog with an ear blown off by a firecracker, dog with his eyes gouged and a multitude of road injury cases.  Thanks to the care that these patients receive at Mission Possible, they get a second lease of life. In a slow manner, they have also taken to trusting humans, all over again.

However not everyone has celebrated this kind woman’s spirit, she has met with resistance from neighbors who complain of ‘noise’ and ask her to not nurse injured dogs in her bungalow.

 “I can’t close my doors on the needy. Moreover, it’s my property. It’s not as if I have encroached on someone else’s property to shelter these animals. How can someone else dictate about who can stay? I am helping the destitute.”

Dog with Blog urges our Pune readers to please help this kind lady via volunteering at the shelter or by adopting one of the Indian dogs Padmini so lovingly cares for. We are sure that like Padmini, you too would rediscover your smile in the jocund company of the canine.  Dr. Kasbekar who cares for the dogs between his surgeries at the city hospitals, helps with sterilization of street dogs as well.

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26 thoughts on “See how this Pune dog lover is helping the stray dogs!”

  1. Today while returning from camp just now at 1.30 at night , i have seen a stray dog , hurt badly on his fore head ,near taj bakery chudaman talim , if you can help that dog please help him ,he is badly injured , for god sake please help poor guy

  2. If you find a dog with a deep wound, please do give it IVERMECTIN or Ivermectol or Ivoral Forte. That simple medicine can prevent maggots which settle in deep wounds and kill the dog by eating its flesh.
    We can’t always take in strays, but we can give a medicine and prevent it’s suffering.
    It needs usually just one administration.

    1. Actually one month ago a street dog came to my house and at that time he had a wound on his leg, i wanted to cure it so i used to pour some antiseptic solution (dettol) on wound but it was not that effective and due to that wound, the region below his mouth got infected and now blood is coming out from that region and insects are eating his flesh at that region. Can you please help me. Will your suggested medicine IVERMECTIN will work in my case. It’s a humble request please help me

  3. There are a lot of stray dogs in our society. I don’t want them to be hurt but they are scary for children and people like me who fear dogs. Is there a place where we can give them for adoption? As a society we would love to contribute for their vaccination and wish that they be adopted by people who really love animals.

  4. Hi i am mohsin from kondhwa pune in are area a street dog is there people harm him beat him daily he need help can u give him shelter so that he can live a happy life please reply or suggest me something

  5. Mam!a great salute to u👍👍.As there are many rich persons all over the world but u r the true rich person as u r feeding the stray dogs which is not only precious but also 1 of the most happiest thing to do in our life according to me.As it has been said before but exist still today that food donation is better than charity#whether its humans or animals#thanku mam for doing such a marvellous & great job😀😀#may god blessed u mam🤗🤗

  6. I am trying to call all the rescue organization but nobody is picking up the phone.there is a dog injured near swami narayan temple narhe gaon pune he is not able to move I think he had an accident he is in pain please help him.

  7. Hi i appreciate your work and love towards stray pets ……i have found a dog near my house i hired badly on his leg ………please help him…….i stay in pune in yerwada ……please contact me …..9673669241

  8. A 8year female stray dog whose been bitten by a stray dog…some hole is been created by her left upside and the hole is been increasing.. please contact asap

  9. Hello , How can I donate so that street dogs gets food and first aid .I want to donate some money for this cause . Kindly let me know

  10. Hi, I leave on pimple Gurav sainath Nagar. There is one stray dog in our lane. His leg is injured. Need your help. My cell no. Is 9923028089

  11. Hi…There are some stray dogs in my society..They are harmless and loving…but some of the residents are creating havoc because of their ignorance…can you direct me as in how to protect these strays ?

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