The lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus has affected all of us but has a very big impact on the stray animals, especially those present in the markets and near corporate setups. The strays have no means of feeding themselves since the offices, restaurants, roadside eateries, where they had easy accessibility to food, are closed. They are starving and their food sources are diminishing.
There are dedicated volunteers called feeders that come to these lanes and by-lanes, abandoned plots to care for these animals. But they are also stuck at home, unable to help the hungry strays.
Right now, about 25 dogs on Faridabad road and Paras road, are being fed milk & bread or dog biscuits. There are another 35 dogs or so near Pioneer Park in Sector 61 in Gurgaon. With the help of the policemen posted on various check-posts and Whatsapp and social media groups, we are surveying and taking count of the number of dogs that have to be fed.
My name is Alankrita Malhotra. I’m 14 years old & in Grade 10 in Sanskriti School, New Delhi.
I’m an avid reader, chess player and MUNer but most of all an animal lover. I started feeding stray dogs in Sector 54, Gurugram about 2 years back. When I first went to feed these dogs and approached them with a bowl of food in my hands, I could see the hunger and apprehension in their eyes. When 2 of the regular strays that I used to feed went missing and stopped turning up for their regular meals, I knew SOMETHING had to be done.
The lockdown has affected the world as a whole, including another sizable population - the stray animals. They have no means to feed themselves as they were dependent on human activity for survival. Since all offices, restaurants and roadside eateries (where they had easy access to food) are closed, they are starving.
With your support, we can save these helpless animals and help them survive such unprecedented times.
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You will also get regular updates on how funds were used and pictures of the strays getting food. Let’s change the lives of these strays and do everything we can to ensure that they
continue getting food during the lockdown.
Will we get to know the details of how the funds were used?
I shall upload the details of how the funds were used on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read about it.
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