As first time parents, Aditya and Sanjana couldn’t have been more excited to find out they were going to have a baby. When they told all their family and friends, many were concerned about her dogs.
Sanjana works with an animal rescue organization where they live in Bengaluru, India. Since she’s around all these lovable rescue dogs, she’s taken in five dogs and fostered many others.
Her family and friends, and even her doctor, were concerned about the dogs being around the new baby and told her to get rid of the dogs.
That was not going to happen. The couple loves every one of their dogs.
Apparently Sanjana’s friends and family were concerned for the safety of the baby, or that the dogs would demand too much attention. The baby needs to come first.
But Sanjana remained firm. She had dealt with the same issue many times in her animal shelter. She sees many pets being given up when someone gets pregnant.
She said, “I was told the same things that all those people who have given up pets tell me. To all those people I can just say this. I couldn’t ever in good conscience give away an animal that loves me and trusts me with the same innocence and purity that my baby does. I couldn’t abandon a family member to bring in another. I will not betray a life that depends on me as much as my son does. To all those people, I will always say, NOT WITHOUT MY DOGS!”
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