Virat Kohli Foundation and Vivaldis Animal Health inaugurates Trauma and Rehab center for stray animals

In
April
2021,
Indian
cricket
captain,
Virat
Kohli
announced
that
he
is
setting
up
two
animal
care
facilities
in
Mumbai.
Virat,
an
avid
animal
lover,
credits
Anushka
Sharma
for
making
him
see
the
difficulties
faced
by
stray
animals
in
our
city.

Anushka
Sharma,
Bollywood
superstar
and
renowned
animal
activist,
has
lent
her
support
on
numerous
occasions
to
animal
welfare,
and
animal
rights.
Inspired
by
Anushka’s
passion
for
animals,
Virat,
through
his
foundation
is
looking
for
opportunities
to
help
stray
animals.

The
Centre
will
treat
injured
stray
animals
in
the
area,
and
a
team
of
10
experts
will
be
in
charge
of
running
the
operation,
in
collaboration
with
Vivaldis
Animal
Health,
a
leading
Indian
animal
healthcare
company
founded
by
Kunal
Khanna,
a
London
Business
School
alum.

As
a
part
of
the
initiative,
a
fully
equipped
Ambulance
will
be
available
at
the
centre
for
emergency
calls.
Additionally,
will
provide
medicines
to
support
the
stray
animals
at
the
centre.

Virat
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
centre
is
ready,
and
hope
to
make
a
difference
through
this
noble
initiative.”

The
Virat
Kohli
Foundation
so
far
has
primarily
focused
on
supporting
aspiring
athletes
from
all
over
India.
However,
Virat
is
now
looking
to
go
beyond
the
sports
arena
and
use
his
current
associations
and
partnerships
to
create
infrastructure
and
make
resources
available
to
those
in
need.
VKF
will
now
be
setting
up
education,
healthcare,
and
animal
welfare
projects.

Vivaldis
Animal
Health,
founded
in
2015,
has
quickly
established
itself
as
one
the
prominent
pet
health
care
companies
in
India,
with
presence
across
60
cities
and
more
than
2500
veterinary
clinics
and
pet
shops.
They
have
a
robust
portfolio
of
in-house
developed
innovative
solutions
for
pets
as
well
as
products
in-licensed
from
global
players
in
pet
health.

“We
announced
our
association
with
Virat
Kohli
Foundation
and
Awaaz
earlier
in
April
21
and
the
entire
team
has
worked
tirelessly
to
ensure
we
are
ready
with
our
first
Trauma
and
Rehab
centre
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.”
said,
Kunal
Khanna,
Founder
and
CEO
of
Vivaldis
Animal
Health.

And
Awaaz
Voice
of
Stray
Animals,
is
a
Mumbai
based
NGO
working
for
the
welfare
of
stray
animals
since
2017.

“We
are
grateful
to
Anushka
and
Virat
for
providing
us
with
the
opportunity
to
service
animals.
We
also
thank
the
Virat
Kohli
Foundation
and
Vivaldis
for
the
collaboration.
We
look
forward
to
carrying
out
our
work
with
the
same
dedication
as
we
have
been
doing
since
the
inception
of
Awaaz”
Said,
Amit
Pathak,
Founder,
Awaaz
Voice
of
Stray
Animals.


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