Virat Kohli opens two animal shelters in Mumbai, says, ‘Anushka’s vision is truly inspiring’

Virat Kohli opens two animal shelters in Mumbai, says, ‘Anushka’s vision is truly inspiring’

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Actor Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who became parents to daughter Vamika in January, are true-blue animal lovers. Anushka, who has always spoken up for animal safety and advocates animal rights, has always harboured a dream to open an animal shelter, a safe haven for strays. In fact, a few days ago, a source close to the actor had told indianexpress.com about how Anushka is working towards opening an animal shelter in the outskirts of Mumbai.

However, on the occasion of World Stray Animals’ Day today, Virat Kohli, who has been thoroughly inspired by his wife’s passion for animals, is now actively looking for opportunities to help stray animals. Through the Virat Kohli Foundation, the Indian batsman has now set up an animal welfare project in Mumbai. He has collaborated with Vivaldis Animal Health, a leading Indian animal healthcare company founded by Kunal Khanna, a London Business School alumnus, and with Awaaz Voice of Stray Animals — a local NGO in Mumbai to set-up two animal shelters in the maximum city.

The two animal shelters will be set-up in Malad and Boisar respectively. The shelter in Malad will be a temporary rehabilitation centre, where animals — mainly dogs and cats, will be admitted for a temporary period until the animal recovers. The centre will provide medical assistance to wounded and injured animals.

The centre in Boisar will be a permanent shelter, which will keep animals who are blind, paralyzed and are suffering from life long diseases or old age.

“To ensure health & support to stray animals, @vkfofficial has now taken its first step towards animal welfare in collaboration with Vivaldis. I want to thank my wife @AnushkaSharma for inspiring me by her passion towards animals & for being a constant advocate for animal rights,” Kohli tweeted

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