News, events and stories from the streets of Coimbatore

Humane Animal Society (HAS) is frequently featured in the news. To preserve everything, you can find all relevant news stories from 2020 onwards archived in this section of the website. Earlier news stories will be added when convenient for the HAS team. You will also find invitations to our most recent events, for instance our monthly vegan potluck, which is a unique opportunity to meet like-minded people, chow down on some delicious vegan food and of course make lasting friendships!

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EveryLife 2021 is here!
By Mini Vasudevan
Posted on 19 November 2020

This year's theme, once again, is core to the very mission and vision of HAS: rescues. We have featured some beautiful rescue animals and their stories this year - some that are house pets, some community animals, some that are residents of our shelter, some that are disabled - ALL of who have admirable strength and unrestrained love. Rescues like these were possible only with your unstinting support.

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HAS newsletters (November 2008 - April 2021)
By the HAS team
Posted on 19 May 2021

The first HAS newsletter was published in November 2008. We strive to publish the newsletter every month. This article contains links to all the published newsletter. You may sign up to receive the newletter by filling the newsletter sign-up form in the footer of this page.

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Interview with Mini Vasudevan
By the HAS team
Posted on 22 August 2020

Humans of Coimbatore interviewed HAS founder and managing trustee Mini Vasudevan in February 2020. The interview is featured on the various digital platforms of Humans of Coimbatore.

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EveryLife 2020 is here! (SOLD OUT)
By Mini Vasudevan
Posted on 22 September 2019

EveryLife 2020, now ready to hit the shelves at your nearest HAS outlets, bringing pictures of our adorable dogs and kitties into your home, office, classroom or workspace, and get organised with the daily planner.

Who is Cindy?
By R. N. Uma Shankar
Posted on 29 January 2014

It all started with a leading Newspaper’s supplement page dated 7th September, 2012 lying on my desk. It said Adopt a Dog seeing that, my long intentions of having a pet grew even bigger because now we had moved recently into a traffic free, spacious, bigger house in Kavundampalayam, Coimbatore, TN.

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From Fluffy with love
By Lekshmi Nair
Posted on 20 June 2012

A line from a famous Malayalam song has been haunting me ever since i heard it for the first time when I was a little child: Like the night to the day, I bid you adieu (rathri.. pakalinodennapole yathra chodippu nhan), it says. How does the night say goodbye to the day? I have wondered. Is it that the separation is inevitable, and so the parting note is one of helplessness? Or is it that there is hope, and that the separation is but transient, because tomorrow again, they will meet?

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Puppy's scar from within
By Pranavi Jay
Posted on 10 May 2012

It was a usual day for the people in my neighbourhood with each one of us busy running for our regular chores that never end. In the midst of such bombastic tantrum lies the bantam act of love. We never would have given a continuous stare for ten minutes at the bush near my place, as it was full of thorns and a complete mess of shaggy waters.

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Lara, the black pearl
By Ike
Posted on 28 June 2010

She came home in a Neuro Surgeon’s apron pocket on 9 November 2002. Dr. Uma Nambiar, the Onco-Neuro Surgeon at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, gifted her to us. Uma had already given her a name, Lara. We never asked Uma why she chose Lara.

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Max, a miracle in my life
By Mini Vasudevan
Posted on 24 December 2008

It was April 9th 2008. Max was lying in my arms with his head slightly tilted towards the floor. His breathing seemed slightly calmer now that he was in a more comfortable position. He had been quite disturbed for sometime, was struggling for breath and certainly hurting somewhere. If only he could speak…

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Just once more
By Lekshmi Nair
Posted on 6 June 2008

Rocky, my dog came to my life as a little pup of two months. As all pups go, he was sweet and cute. But as mums go, to me, he was the cutest! I can't think of anyone, not even my children, who belonged to me, or established their right over me, as Rocky did.

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