Sneha Namanandi who would be seen in Bade Acche Lagte Hai says people need to understand the importance of pets. Since four-legged domesticated creatures can’t talk, we need to be more loving and caring towards them. The actor and entrepreneur, who will be seen next in Bade Acche Lagte Hai season 2 (please confirm), recently celebrated International Dog Day with her pets Maui and Miguel.
“Many people don’t understand the value of pets and dogs in their lives because they don’t own one. Well, sometimes it is also true for those who own pets. I feel we don’t choose dogs/ pets, the pets choose us. That’s what is the most fortunate thing in your life. If a dog actually comes to your life, it’s a good thing,” says Sneha, who entered showbiz with Gumrah and was last seen in the music video Main Jis Din Bhula Du.
The actor adds that pets are a reflection of their owners. “They grow up to be like us. If we are anxious they get anxious. If we are sad they get sad. So I always try to be happy and smiling around them. I think everyone who can afford should have a pet. They help you understand the value of love, responsibility, and humanity,” she says.
Animal cruelty is the worst thing. ” It is not only being in human but that’s just being pathetic… For the betterment and welfare of animals, we could actually make donations. This money given to different NGOs and group working for the betterment of animals should also be made mandatory,” adds Sneha, who runs a popular pet cafe in Mumbai.
Explaining why she thinks the donation should be mandatory because along with those being adopted, those who aren’t and of course street animals also needs to be taken care of. She hopes the government will formulate policies to help these animals in the street.
“Apart from running a cafe, I will continue with my initiative towards feeding the strays,” the pet lover continues, “I know a lot of people are scared of dogs. I have nothing against them but if they could actually make an effort or get their fears out and start trusting dogs I am sure they would find out how harmless these animals are. There is nothing better than a dogs/pets love because it’s unconditional. Unlike humans, they don’t hold any complaints or grudges in their hearts. That’s what makes them what they are full of love, compassion, responsibility. Every family who has children should adopt a dog. They teach children companionship, makes them strong and responsible.”
Sneha also stresses on the vaccination of animals. “This again should be mandatory for every house that has a pet and if possible street animals can also be added to the list. Remember, when you give love, you get love,” she signs off.