Purabi Patra is an animal rights activist, who has been working alone for the welfare of sick, abandoned, homeless animals of Bhubaneswar since more than six years now. She runs an animal shelter which houses more than 150 dogs alongside cats, birds, monkeys among others. With a small van, which is medically equipped, she also organises vaccination drives on the streets of Bhubaneswar, rescue programs for tortured, sick and abandoned dogs, and fed stray animals consistently for months during the lockdown.
The entire shelter runs only on crowdfunding and lately they have been facing shortage of funds to procure daily food and medicines for its residents. The money collected could help her sustain the lives of hundreds of voiceless and neglected animals in Bhubaneswar.