A 12-year-old girl saved Rs. 2,000 over a couple of months to build a shelter for stray dogs near her residence in Westend Heights, DLF Phase 5.
Inspired by the idea of dog shelters through social media, Shiksha Sagar, a class 6 student of KR Mangalam World School, constructed the shelter with the help of her family and an NGO.
“I saw this initiative on social media — it was shared by a friend. With a little pocket money, I got these strays a place to stay warm,” Sagar said.
The shelter is made of red bricks and covered with plastic sheets.
“At least four dogs can comfortably seek shelter here. We have also placed bowls for food and water for the dogs. My mother or I make sure that the dogs are fed daily,” Sagar said.
“I want to do something noble for stray animals. I would like to study more about them and further associate myself with foundations that work for the welfare of animals,” Sagar, who is a member of Dhyan Foundation that takes care of stray dogs, said.
She added that through social media she was trying to encourage more children to come forward and help stray animals.