He spent close to an hour at CARE, an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre in the city, hanging out with the adorable puppies!
He may be one of the greatest cricketers in the world right now but looks like Virat Kohli’s heart is ruled by the love he has for animals.
On Easter Sunday, the cricketer passive adopted 15 destitute dogs in dire need of care and love.
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Kohli, who has been in Bengaluru for the IPL, personally spent time with adorable animals fostered at CARE, a rescue and rehabilitation centre in the city. While his visit wasn’t supposed to be more than 15 minutes, he ended up staying for close to an hour. In that time he also took on the responsibility to care for 15 dogs that have disabilities.
Sudha Narayanan, founder and trustee of CARE, spoke to the Times of India noting, “We have around 50 destitute dogs in our shelter that we take care of till the end. They took to Virat instantly. He volunteered to passive adopt 15 of these destitute dogs for their care and needs. While most people go for the cutesy ones, Virat chose to specifically take care of the crippled and blind ones.”
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Virat’s actions have been lauded by his fans who took to social media to hail his move off the field.
It was simply unbelievable this morning to see Virat Kohli’s car pulling up inside the gates of CARE: a post on Facebook by the centre said.
— Ravi Chiku (@chiku_ravi) April 17, 2017
Cricketer & DogLover Virat Kohli may visit CARE, passively adopt 50 #dogs, but this puppy knows… https://t.co/X69734Q8Ht
— Priya Chetty Rajagop (@priyachettyr) April 17, 2017
The Better India & The Care Shelter have partnered together to bring an animal rescue van to Bangalore. If you #LovePawsitivity, support this campaign.
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