A nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25, 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, restricting all outdoor activities and leaving the stray animals to their fate. But Pawsome, an Agartala based NGO, did not shy away from its responsibility and kept feeding over 200-400 dogs every day.
According to the report published by Tripura Infoway, Pawsome has been feeding over 200 street dogs in the city daily amidst the ongoing lockdown in the country.
In an interview given to the Mizoram Post, Wrigbed Datta, the General Secretary of the NGO said that the government directed them to feed the city’s stray animals in the lockdown period. He highlighted that they have been feeding more than 100 dogs every day on every nook and corner of the town.
On being questioned about their activities in the unlock phases, he said earlier they used to serve meals every day. These days, they feed these animals thrice a week as hotels and restaurants in the city feed them the leftover food since the beginning of the unlock phases.
The NGO has also rescued 20 to 25 dogs in the lockdown period.
Pawsome has been working for animal welfare in Agartala since 2016. The organization, with its dedicated team of 15 members and 30 volunteers from every walk of the society, has been actively working towards rescuing and feeding dogs as well as other animals.
The not-for-profit conducts workshops for spreading awareness about animal cruelty. They believe more and more people need to come together to feed and rescue these animals from being abused, trafficked.