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Stray animals' feeding and treatment
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  • Smita

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    Smita Santuka
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    Smita

    from Cuttack

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I started feeding stray animals (cows and dogs) in and nearby my locality on 23rd March, 2020 when the first lockdown began in Odisha. Have been feeding every day since then.

I initially began with feeding around 15 stray dogs in my own lane. And now am feeding cows and bulls bhuusa, and dogs with rice and chicken everyday.

The food I have been providing to the cows includes chokad, chuni and kunda, all of which has to be mixed for them to eat (they do not eat it separately). The total cost break down of this is as follows:

Chokar- Rs 1350/- per sack (50 kgs)
Chuni- Rs 900/- per sack (50 kgs)
Kunda- Rs 350/- per sack (50 kgs)

I regularly feed 30 cows (twice a day) on a daily basis, and till now (for 67 days) I have spent Rs 34,170, out of which some money is my own while some has been contributed by friends and family.

For the dogs, I buy rice at Rs 25 per kg and nearly 1 kg chicken for every 10 kg of rice meal. Everyday, I feed around 50-60 dogs in and around my localities, and I prepare 8 kgs of rice for this number of dogs everyday. Till now, I have spent Rs 24,120 on rice and chicken for their food. This money too, was collected through social media, from friends and family. 

The areas I cover include Panchamukhi Hanuman Mandir, Hindol Kothi Chak, Biju Patnaik Chak, Madhusudan Nagar and Barabati Stadium, Deula Sahi, Shelter Chak and Kanika Chak. 

The funds I raise with your help will be used to feed animals in the above areas.

I am also treating dogs who have fallen ill; such dogs require to be fed twice a day with food including a lot of dietary supplements which are expensive. 

Till now, I have facilitated the treatment of 2 doggies living in my lane, one of whom (named Joey) was suffering from a tumour in the left hind leg, maggot wounds and was extremely emaciated. After taking care of him for 2 weeks, I sent him to AWTE for treatment of tumour which requires advanced chemotherapy or surgery. 

The second doggie (named Pumba) is a young adult, who was bitten by another dog. This caused her to have a fungal infection on her face and under-belly. I am currently treating her by giving her Pedigree and rice, as prescribed by the vet. Today was the fifth consecutive day that she had to be taken to the vet for injections, other costs include money for lotions and sprays, as well as dietary supplements.

In these difficult times, all of us must look to our survival and well-being. However, we must also be kind towards others, specially animals, who are unable to procure food for themselves. I appreciate any donation made by anyone to this cause, and thank you for your generosity. Even if you are unable to make a donation, I have only one small request: please feed the strays in your area. 

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