Virat Kohli Foundation and Vivaldis Animal Health have inaugurated a trauma and rehab center for stray animals at Malad in Mumbai. In April this year, Indian skipper Virat Kohli had announced that he will be setting up two animal care facilities. Virat credited his wife actress Anushka Sharma for inspiring him and making him see the difficulties faced by stray animals in the city.
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has lent her support on several occasions to animal welfare, and animal rights. Inspired by Anushka’s passion for animals, her husband Virat is looking for opportunities to help stray animals.
In a statement, Kohli said, “I admire Anushka’s dedication towards the welfare of animals, and I have drawn my inspiration from her. It is our dream to create a safer space for the stray animals of our city. We are excited to announce that the center is ready, and hope to make a difference through this noble initiative.”
The Centre will have a team of ten experts who will be treating injured stray animals in the area, in collaboration with Vivaldis Animal Health and Awaaz Voice of Stray Animals.
Meanwhile, Kunal Khanna, Vivaldis Animal Health founder, and CEO said, “We announced our association with the Virat Kohli Foundation and Awaaz earlier on April 21 and the entire team has worked tirelessly to ensure we are ready with our first Trauma and Rehab center just five months later.”
I am extremely grateful to Anushka and Virat for their steadfast support to stray animals, as we continue to build on our association, with many more initiatives in time to come. Vivaldis is committed to continuous innovation in the field of pet healthcare while working towards building safe spaces for the not-so-privileged stray animals,” Khanna added.