Monsoon is a difficult time for stray animals, who have nowhere to go when it gets cold, wet and windy.
Fadette Badie d’Arcis, a French professor at St Theresa’s College, is keen to share her blessings with stray animals
The issue pertains to a plea moved by an animal activist VE Shiva praying for a direction to the State government to feed the stray animals, which are starving due to the pandemic.
The Madras High Court on Thursday observed that the committee appointed by the court to feed stray animals has come up with a “lovely report” to ensure that they are fed during the lockdown.
During the hearing on Thursday, R Neelakandan, the government counsel, informed that necessary steps have been initiated with the animal welfare department to provide food to the strays.
According to VE Shiva, the founder of Mothers of Animals Welfare Trust, stray animals are among the worst-affected due to the pandemic due to lack of food and water.
The pandemic and subsequent lockdown last year did not stop volunteers of the Thiruvananthapuram-based People for Animals (PFA) centre from rescuing and treating animals in distress.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday released Rs 60 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for feeding stray animals during the lockdown period.