Dogs have always been considered ‘man’s best friend’ but most people tend to treat them with love and care only when they are house pets. Strays across the country have a hard time surviving as they have no access to proper food and water. On top of that, they need to put up with abuse on a regular basis.
However there are still many animal lovers out there who are trying to make life better for many lucky strays in different parts of the country. One such story is taking form in Shillong. Red FM and NGO People for Animals recently joined hands to start a unique drive that can help stop cruelty towards strays. During Diwali, a team of dog lovers strapped jackets around several strays in and around Police Bazar as well as its adjacent localities. The jackets carry messages such as ‘Protest Crackers, Protect Animals’ and ‘Ye Diwali Insano Waali’ to encourage people to think twice before going out of their way to abuse these innocent animals.
To encourage people to take a more human approach, these messages will go a long way. The group is also planning to organize similar drives in the coming future. We can only hope that their work will help make lives better for strays in and around the city and the State for that matter.