The second People for Animals Rescue Workshop,07/07/07

Following up on the Snake Workshop that PfA (People for Animals) had held some time ago, they had the second workshop on the rescue and rehabilitation of various animals today.

I apologize for the picture quality; the light was pretty poor.

Alpana Bhartia welcomed the gathering.

Prem Koshy, restaurateur of repute, is also someone who has grown up with a lot of animals and birds being brought to his family farmhouse in Kerala; he has, therefore, immense experience in the field of animal rescue. He showed the gathering the tools used in catching snakes,and the best method of doing so. He used a wooden snake for the demo!

Prem Koshy demo snake catching 070707 PfA

Those present all introduced themselves; they included people like Andre Pittet, (standing, in the photo below) who has been designing camera traps for use in the wild, with whom several renowned naturalists have been working.

Audience incl Andre Pittet 070707 PfA

Here’s another view of the audience which included a wide range of people, like civil engineers, software professinals, housewives, people already working for a while with animal rescue, students and two youngsters who were cheered to the echo for their enthusiasm!

Audience incl Catherine Pittet

Then Dr Somnath, the resident vet at the PfA shelter, talked about their Volunteer initiative and mentioned the various categories under which they required volunteers to contribute.

Dr Somnath

He then invited Dr M B Krishna, noted ornithologist and naturalist, to come forward to say a few words. Dr Krishna had come along with Sunil Kumar, who has co-authored a book on ants with Ajay Narendra. Dr Krishna made the point that apart from doing the rescue and rehabilitation work, groups like PfA had to spread the message across the general population. In a country like Great Britain, one in six people was registered and involved in some Nature-related activity; our proportional figures are very low, indeed.

Dr M B Krishna

Let’s hope PfA continues their good work(this is their eleventh year of operation) with both wild and domesticated animal rescue and rehabilitation…this beautiful icon of nature was shot in their animal shelter, and I hope it stands as an icon of the way they are trying to preserve the beauty of Nature….

Butterfly on Bougainvillea070707 PfA shelter Kengeri

4 Comments so far

  1. Mamta Naidu (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 12:45 am

    That was quick….where do you get all the energy from?
    Not to mention nice write up!

  2. Balu (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Hello Deepa,
    I am from Bangalore Mirror, I found your blog interesting. I wanted to know if I could feature your blog in Blog Talk section in our paper, where we feature Bangalore based blogs.
    Please mail me your permission to

  3. balu (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    my email id is nt.balanarayan at : )

  4. Geetanjali (unregistered) on July 8th, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    Dear Deepa,

    Once again that is a quick and neat blog…feeling bad I missed this event due to another engagement.



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