India captain Virat Kohli’s foundation will set up two ‘animal shelters’ on the fringes of Mumbai as a part of its animal welfare project. The Virat Kohli Foundation has collaborated with Vivaldis Animal Health and Awaaz, Voice of Stray Animals, a Mumbai-based NGO for the purpose.

The shelters will be set up in Malad and Boisar and will be run by Awaaz (VOSA). The shelter in Malad will be a temporary rehabilitation center, where animals (small animals — dogs and cats) will be admitted for a temporary period until they recover.

The centre in Boisar will be a permanent shelter, which will keep animals who are blind/ paralyzed. Kohli will also sponsor ambulances. “It is our dream to create a safer space for the stray animals of our city and I am happy to be taking on this project with Vivaldis and Awaaz, and working with like-minded people to create some facilities to help these animals,” Kohli said.

Well, we are really happy for the initiative that Virat took to help stray animals. Meanwhile, Kohli is currently in Chennai prepping for IPL this season. After finishing last year’s IPL season in 4th place, RCB will take on defending champions and five-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians in the opening match of this season. The match will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 9.


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