The dogs without homes in Bangalore are in numbers into the thousands. Since I've arrived in Bangalore, I had seen dogs on the streets with clipped ears. Some look like they come from fights, and this explanation was the best that I could come up with. This week I came across an opportunity to donate to Indian organizations that spay and neuter and vaccinate "street dogs." Apparently, to tag the street dogs that have been fixed and vaccinated, they simply clip the left ear of a dog for identification. Hence, why a decent percentage of dogs in Bangalore have their ears clipped. Noting this has become somewhat of an obsession of mine, and I am always observing the dogs I come across.