Updated: Jun 2
After the success of whatsapp groups like Cubbon Park Canines, Knights of Cubbon Bark, Cunningham Canine Squad, JP Nagar Mini Commune, we felt that we should try and create some structure around the localisation and community in the effort to produce effective, resilient and informed Community Guardians.
The use of the word Squad creates a sense of purpose and being uniformed, armed and goal oriented. The common branding also creates a single united canine platform for Bangalore and allows sharing of best practices. The addition of both compassionate animal lovers, officials and specialist team members creates a diversity and spread of effective outcome oriented results , without losing out on warmth, we-feeling and community that motivates it. The removal of any commercial element whatsoever confirms its integrity and singleminded purpose.
Create Communities locality wise
Strengthen community guardianship
Create standard action templates for feeding, rescue and escalation
More focused animal work rather than the haphazard AK47 approach used now
Create a sense of warmth & interdependence
Dovetailing with larger community and RWA
Involvement of local BBMP, SAWB and police in area
Channelise group wisdom and knowledge management on neuter, abuse, rescue & cruelty
Loyalty and brand as seen in a common logo
Buzzing WhatsApp groups creating a framework for anything animal related in Blr
Templates for cookie cutter community efforts that can be standardized all Blr/state/India
More ABC, structured feeding, more #AdoptDontShop, faster effective rescues, less cruelty, less illegal breeders and pet shops
Better funding for community effort
Recognition by AWBI and Civic authorities .