A dog sleeps at Assi ghat as the sun rises over the Ganges at Varanasi. Street dogs are really mistreated in India. I didn't know this before coming to India, but the more time a dog spends around humans, the more socializing it gets and thus, the nicer it acts. Their socialization from birth explains why street dogs in India are so well behaved. Maneka Gandhi founded the People for Animals organization, which rescues mistreated animals. Here's a link to her website for the protection of animals. She was married to prime minister Nehru's grandson Sanjay Gandhi. In 2009, she was reelected for a sixth term to the lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha. Here's a link to a biography of Maneka Gandhi.