The first of two doggie tales is about Pamela Anderson’s newest addition to her family, a homeless puppy from India she has named Pyari, meaning “Loved One.”
The former “Baywatch” star, who is also a vegetarian and an honorary director for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), couldn’t forget the plight of the stray city dogs she had seen during a recent trip to India. So when she found out that an Indian representative of PETA would be coming to the US, Anderson asked her to bring one with her.
Pyari, who had been rescued from a construction site in Mumbai. His new mom said, ”I’m thrilled to be able to give Pyari a loving home. I already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a homeless dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying a so-called ‘pedigree’.”
Prior to this, Pamela had helped out in New Orleans to relocate dogs that were given up by families who were affected by the oil spill and could no longer care for them. While there, she was a great example and adopted two of the abandoned dogs.
She had said, “There are so many more pets than homes, but we think that by bringing attention to it, people are going to be inspired to help and adopt some.”
While stationed in Afghanistan, US Army Sergeant Nick B. spotted a skinny Shepherd mix tied up and caked in mud, with ears and tails cut off. Nick asked the local residents if he could take the pitiable dog to care for him.
He found out that the owners were planning to use the canine for grisly “entertainment” purposes. They said they would give him away only in return for cigarettes. Sergeant Nick paid the price asked for immediately, and soon, Bodhi learned to trust his tough, tattooed rescuer, who approached him gently with treats. Eventually, he stole the hearts of Nick’s entire unit.
The rescue of the beloved companion took place in faraway Afghanistan. But Nick made all plans necessary to have Bodhi flown to the US coinciding with the end of his tour. With the help of a group called Puppy Rescue Mission, in May, the two were joyfully reunited at the airport in Pensacola, Florida.
Aww…!! Our touched thanks, Pamela and Nick, for your love in action for the welfare of the helpless canines. Whether near or far, may all innocent animal friends someday live with all the love and dignity they so deserve.