Animals Matter to Me, India
Aishwarya Sharma on August 16, 2018 in Animal Welfare
In India, there are countless stray animals being forced to survive in squalid conditions. Just imagine, where the condition of people living on the streets is so horrifying, then what will be the condition of stray animals. The plight of stray animals is a horrible thing to witness.
This problem is not just limited to rural areas in fact urban areas are equally affected. The streets are littered with stray dogs or cows. They are at every roadside. Besides starvation and dehydration, they are also the victims of human cruelty. Walking in the city, you may pass a dog that is apparently sleeping on the pavement, but soon you will notice that it’s dead.
Cruelty against stray animals is on the rise in India amid lack of effective laws.
Its just not what steps are taken by the government to control and help excessive numbers of animals out there on streets whether there are birds dying due to dehydration in summers or issues related to dog biting. In fact, one must contribute somehow to help these innocent creatures who need love, affection, food and shelter just like human beings.
On one hand where government is trying to help these furry creatures out on streets similarly, many NGOs have taken steps to make their living condition better.
One of them is Animals Matter to Me. This NGO is based in Mumbai, and committed to the welfare of stray dogs, cats, birds and all kinds of species.
It was established in 2010 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to help the street dogs and cats who had no-one else to care for them. Over 50,000 strays roamed the city, with the numbers growing alarmingly due to a lack of sterilisation programmes to control the population. AMTM was created to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs. Funding then, as it is now, came entirely from individuals who shared, and continue to share, the vision of the founders.
They provide sterilization, pet healthcare, ambulance, foster house, dogs and cats adoption.
Their projects include Community Outreach, Feeding Programmes, CSR and Animal Sanctuary, for which they have purchased 17 acres of land near Kolad area to start it. Their goal is to bring all the animals together, especially the ones which are in a bad shape, old, sick, blind or handicapped. The sanctuary will be home to all kind of animals from dogs, cats, goats, cows, buffaloes, horses to donkeys etc.
In a developing country like ours, we need more noble and pure souls who can help for the betterment of our surroundings, for all living creatures. We salute the team of AMTM for their noble work.
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