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Mumbai, July 24, 2017: Are you a pet lover? Well, if yes, this news will certainly make you happy. Pet Fed, which is India’s biggest pet festival reaches Mumbai this month. It is an outdoor carnival for pets and pet lovers and there are various activities that will let you and your pet have a gala time like workshops you can attend together, stalls to shop from and there are more fun and knowledgeable stuff in store!

Pet Fed 2017 Schedule
After three successful editions in Delhi, the festival has opened its doors for people in Mumbai. Pet Fed has announced their dates for this year and Mumbai will witness the debut on 16-17th December 2017. Delhi’s fourth edition is scheduled to be from December 2-3, 2017.

Let’s love them unconditionally!
The organizers have released a promotional short video showing awe worthy Retriever puppy running around, cuddling with people of different backgrounds without any kind of prejudice towards them. The video talks about the unconditional love, which humans from all walks of life are showered with by loving animals and we all know that dogs epitomize unconditional love.

Don’t miss it!
The two-day festival celebrates the same love which we receive by our pets. A fun filled event which also teaches compassion, as Pet Fed encourages fellow humans to come out with their furry friends and gives them a chance to strengthen the special bond by spending time with their pets. If you don’t have pets at home, you can still come and share your love!

– by Kritika Dua of NewsGram, Twitter @DKritika08


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