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first_imgSHELTERS: A dog lover spends $500,000 for the site that helps prevent animals from being killed. By Verena Dobnik THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Sweet William, a young black Labrador retriever in Illinois, has two days to live. Sandy, a golden female Jindo in New York, also has just two days left. Kate Hepburn, a tan female boxer in California, has 18 days to live. “They don’t like doing this,” said Alex Aliksanyan, a pet adoption advocate who made money in the Internet travel business, “but they have to abide by the law, which requires a shelter to control its animal population.” Aliksanyan spent $500,000 of his own money to start The Buddy Fund Inc., a nonprofit organization that operates the site and is named after his miniature American Eskimo dog. “I’ve done well, and it was time to give something back,” he said. “So I thought, let’s bring the story of these animals dying quietly in these shelters to the public.” He hired six staffers to manage and market the site. Shelters post information about each dog directly, with daily updates and information on how each shelter can be contacted. Aliksanyan sends digital cameras and software for the task. A shelter can sometimes delay a dog’s death date – if it has room in its kennel and few new strays coming in. A death date can get moved up, too, if the shelter becomes overcrowded. The adoption service is free both for shelters and people looking for pets, allowing users to search by location, breed or time until death. The in-your-face site, Aliksanyan said, “is not a place to sit with your 6-year-old and say, `This one’s going to die; that one is going to die.”‘ He said he is driven by the philosophy of the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, whose words are posted over the “In Memoriam” page: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Saturday, these were some of the dogs in shelters across the country slated for death – their fate posted on a Web site that aims to save their lives by offering them for adoption. Each is tagged with a death date set by a shelter – and a countdown clock showing the days, or hours, until the animal is destroyed. Dogsindanger.com works with more than 120 shelters nationwide that destroy dogs. How much time the dogs get before death varies from state to state. In New York City, for instance, a stray dog must be kept a minimum of three days, while a shelter has the legal right to immediately destroy an animal that is abandoned there by its owner. About 4 million dogs are put to death each year in the United States, by injection or gas. In the three weeks since the site has been up, dozens of dogs have found new homes. Their photos are posted on a section of the site marked “Success Stories.” The images of dogs that didn’t make it adorn the site’s “In Memoriam” wall. last_img

first_imgEverybody has been bitten by the cricket bug because of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. With India facing its arch-rival Pakistan on the field today, every cricket fan from both the countries is glued to their TV screens.Every fan irrespective of their age and their profession is clearing up their schedule to witness the much-awaited cricket battle. Our very own, stupendously talented actress, Neena Ji is also no different.The 60-year-old, who is currently shooting in Bhopal for her upcoming film, Panga also tried clearing her schedule for the match. The video that is captioned, “Good luck India,” shows the actress on the sets of her film.In the video, Neena Gupta can be heard saying, “Subha subha aa gai hun shooting main, Bhopal main aur maine apni director ko aate hi bola, please aaj thoda jaldi chodh dena.”She added, “Aaj Hindustan Pakistan ka match hai, aaj to matlab banta hai. Aur subha subha check karliya, hotel ke room main aata hai ki nai Star Sports. I hope vo chodh de. I am very scared and very excited. Wish India good luck.”We also wish India good luck.The actress recently celebrated her 60th birthday in London with daughter, Masaba Gupta and husband, Vivek Mehra.ALSO READ | Neena Gupta leaves London gasping for air in plunging neckline top and denims with long bootsALSO SEE | Masaba Gupta flaunts her curves in halterneck backless monokini on Mexican beaches. See picsadvertisementALSO WATCH | Mother-daughter duo Neena, Masaba Gupta get candid with Rajdeep Sardesailast_img read more