The crisis has not deterred Yogesh Pandya from continuing to shower his compassion on the canines, who move freely at the 60-year-old's house and spend the time at the terrace when the priest is out.
Pandya’s pooch story began when he adopted a few stray puppies five years back after their mother was killed in an accident. After consulting his wife they decided to keep the puppy.
Pandya was forced to sell some copper and bronze utensils to maintain his canines in good health amid the coronavirus crisis that rendered him jobless. However, he is running out of resources for the dogs' upkeep."Especially the lockdown has affected us. The temples are still shut. So the situation is quite bad. Now that my income source is over, there were some vessels I had received during some religious ceremonies. It was brass and copper so we are selling those to sustain ourselves. We are in need, we are really in need because right now there is nothing left."
He added the local dog store owner tries to contribute to his cause by offering him products at a 50% discount. Pandya's wife Beena is his support system. She calls each of them by their name and even looks after them when Pandya is out for work.
The couple has been rescuing ailing dogs for the past five years without fail and providing them with adequate medical care. They need your help to continue supporting the dogs during these difficult times.