Shel­ter runs an an­i­mal

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This 21- year- old is on a mis­sion— help­ing find homes for aban­doned an­i­mals. Sad­hwi was just 18 when she saw a lit­ter die of hunger be­cause their mother had died min­utes af­ter giv­ing birth. “I was heart­bro­ken and I knew I wanted to do some­thing to help them. So, af­ter com­plet­ing my grad­u­a­tion from Syd­ney, I came back and launched Red Paws Res­cue,” she says.

To­day, she helps pup­pies get adopted, finds homes for aban­doned adult dogs, and plans to start a ster­il­i­sa­tion pro­gramme in Delhi. “The main prob­lem is fund­ing, so we of­ten or­gan­ise art exhibitions, where rev­enue from the sale of paint­ings goes to­wards an­i­mal wel­fare,” she adds. Sad­hwi hopes to pro­mote adop­tion of In­dian pup­pies, who are given less pri­or­ity over for­eign breeds, and of­ten left on the streets by fam­i­lies who get an ex­otic look­ing dog. “In­dian dogs are ex­tremely lov­ing and very in­tel­li­gent, but they al­ways get a raw deal,” says Sad­hwi. “And my aim is to make them pop­u­lar and loved.”

Sad­hwi has res­cued many stray dogs, and helped give them a home

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