Virat Kohli opens two animal shelters in Mumbai

The two animal shelters will be set-up in Malad and Boisar respectively. The one one in Malad will be temporary rehabilitation centre, but the centre in Boisar will be a permanent shelter.

Virat Kohli, on the occasion of World Stray Day on April 4, has opened two animals shelters in Mumbai, under his charitable trust, The Virat Kohli Foundation.

Virat Kohli announced that his foundation will open two animal shelters, inspired by Anushka Sharma’s love for animals.

Virat and Anushka are true animal lovers. Anushka, has always been seen speaking up for animal safety and advocates animal rights. It was her dream to open an animal shelter, a safe haven for strays.

On the occasion of World Stray Animals’ Day today, Virat Kohli, who has been thoroughly inspired by his wife’s passion for animals, said,“ Looking after the welfare of animals is a cause very close to my heart now as Anushka is very passionate about this issue. Her vision to help stray animals across India is truly inspiring for me and since I have met her, I have tried to understand more about animal rights and the urgent need for medical assistance for strays. It is our dream to create a safer space for the stray animals of our city and I’m happy to be taking on this project with Vivaldis and Awaaz, and working with likeminded people to create some facilities to help these animals.”

The two animal shelters will be set-up in Malad and Boisar respectively. The one one in Malad will be temporary rehabilitation centre, where animals — mainly dogs and cats, will be admitted for a temporary period. But 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.

The Virat Kohli Foundation so far has primarily focused on supporting aspiring athletes from all over India and VKF will soon also set up education and healthcare projects as well.

Actor Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli have recently welcomed baby girl Vamika in January.

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