Biplab Mahapatra is a journalist turned animal rescuer who gave up his job, his means of livelihood, all his and his family’s assets and savings to start People for Animals, Angul. From paralyzed, blind, old-age animals to accident cases, cruelty cases, and terminally ill animals - he takes them all in, giving them happiness and food.
HOW IT STARTED:
It started for Biplab in 2011, when he rescued a dog with a spinal injury. He nursed it at home, but it passed away after a week, leaving Biplab to wonder what he could do to help numerous animals like this, that suffer in silence. So he started by rescuing injured animals and keeping them at home. Soon, as the number of rescues increased, he started looking for temporary shelters to house them. Eventually, the news of his rescue got around and he started attending to approximately 4-5 cases in a day where People Use to tag him on social media Like Facebook, etc. The word spread, and Biplab, who was initially contacted for wildlife rescues, got calls for stray animal rescue. He had no option but to give up his job, financial help was low, but with his family standing behind him, Biplab kept doing whatever he could for the animals.
He has rescued over 20000 animals and counting, including monkeys, snakes, cows, goats, cats, and dogs. And also holds a record in Limca's book of records.
WILL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN MY CHARITY BECAUSE OF NO FUNDS:
I have tried to sustain my foundation by trying difficult things out on a personal level but the budget coming every month makes it impossible to continue without seeking any help.
WE REALLY NEED EVERYONE's HELP IN GETTING BACK ON THE WHEELS