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Appeal to Lucknowites: Feed homeless animals with leftover food

It was animal lovers’ day out, who not only fed homeless animals but also created awareness among city folks, motivating them to feed homeless animals. This was an initiative of Lucknow Animal Welfare Forum (LAWF) that also invited renowned TV actress, Jaya Bhattacharya, born and brought up in the state capital to join the noble cause.

lucknow Updated: Sep 20, 2017 13:42 IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Lucknow Animal Welfare Forum,LAWF,Appeal to citizens
Actress Jaya Bhattacharya and students at an animal farm in Gomti Nagar. (Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

It was animal lovers’ day out, who not only fed homeless animals but also created awareness among city folks, motivating them to feed homeless animals. This was an initiative of Lucknow Animal Welfare Forum (LAWF) that also invited renowned TV actress, Jaya Bhattacharya, born and brought up in the state capital to join the noble cause.

SPREADING AWARENESS
  • Animal lovers covered many points in the city including Sibtainabad Imambada, Novelty crossing, Butler Palace and others where they fed animals and distributed pamphlets among locals, requesting them to help homeless animals.
  • They also made people aware of the laws that cover street animals.
  • “The initiative will move the masses, especially the ones with casual approach towards animals,” said Jaya Bhattacharya.

On Tuesday morning, volunteers, students of Amity International School along with Jaya Bhattacharya and an animal activist Kamna Pandey visited an animal farm in Gomti Nagar to feed the animals.

“The farm is owned by avid animal lovers Anurag Mishra and Cyrus. They invested to rehabilitate homeless, injured and sick animals. It was perhaps the perfect place to start with,” said Kamna Pandey who played a crucial role in launching the first of its kind drive in Lucknow.

The volunteers moved from place to place and fed homeless animals.

“Our initiative is aimed at spreading awareness among the masses that feeding stray animals is a noble cause. If you can’t do anything for them, just feed them with leftover food – this is a humble appeal from the volunteers and our special guest Jaya Bhattacharya,” said Pandey.

Jaya Bhattacharya, who has worked in many films — ‘Sirf Tum’, ‘Fiza’, ‘Devdas’, ‘Jigyasa’ and ‘Antardwand’ to name a few and several TV serials, said it’s lovely to become a part of the drive.

“The initiative will move the masses, especially the ones with casual approach towards animals,” said Bhattacharya, as she fed the homeless animals at Novelty crossing.

She and other volunteers not only fed the animals, but also urged people to help animals who are exposed to the scorching sun, bone-chilling winters and rains. “If you cannot feed them with milk or biscuits, just give them the leftover food as feeding animals is our fundamental duty,” she added.

On the day, the animal lovers covered many points in the city including Sibtainabad Imambada, Novelty crossing, Butler Palace and others where they fed animals and distributed pamphlets/ brochures among locals, requesting them to help homeless four-legged companions. They also made people aware of the laws that cover street animals.

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 13:42 IST