With lockdowns being imposed in Chennai , people who feed free-roaming animals face an unusual challenge. Currently the situation outside is much tougher than before as the lockdown has created a major impact on animals..
Their source of getting food apart from feeder is almost closed.. Being carnivorous by nature, stray generally rely on meat based food but due to the lockdown and previously information spreading about animals are responsible for Corona virus, the poultry business has been majorly affected.. Most of the places the local chicken , Mutton and Fish shops are closed since this virus started affecting people.
Many strays are hungry and starving from last few days as there is no availability of the biscuits, pedigree, chicken, etc.. With the help of some contacts and various group in our locality we are trying to feed maximum in numbers with whatever source of food we had stocked earlier.. As per the supply of Non-Veg Item, shops are opened once in a week as there are limited stock, we are not getting
Non Veg Items in bulk.. We are trying to manage to feed rice in more quantity along with biscuit and dog dry food
Further days are challenging as number of COVID-19 cases are increasing in India in Lacs, we are maintaining the protocol of Social Distancing and other precautions while feeding the dogs, many a time people stop us as told earlier a wrong information about animal spreading this virus has change the mindset of people for animals.. They are still in this dilemma that animal are spreading this virus.. But we are not here to explain as time will show the truth rather we are focusing more on feeding the strays on road, the number of dogs are increasing day by day as the hunger has bought many dogs from different area to our place where they can get food and water.
Renowned Young Social Worker Mr. James P Varkey provide the two times food to 15000 Stray Dogs ECR Road , Chennai from 22nd March . Due to increase of Lock down they are extended the Stray dog feeding project till 30th June
We are expecting a huge support from our Milaap Community to help us to feed each stray everyday.. Please help us in purchasing rice and other dry food .
Cost Estimate ( From March to June ) ( 4 Months )
Categories of Cost
Food (rice, dal, curd, milk, chicken, etc.) for 4Months
Cylinder, Cook and utensil cleaner
Distribution of food- transportation, petrol, vehicles
Purchase of food bowl and water bowl
Place Rented for storage and cooking food
Medical Expenses, Private Vet charges, ambulance services
Water Boils for Birds
I am Koushik Ghosh Social worker from Jamshedpur and a Pet Lover . I am raising the fund for my Facebook Friend James .