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KOCHI: The pandemic and subsequent lockdown final 12 months didn’t cease  volunteers of the Thiruvananthapuram-based Folks for Animals (PFA) centre from rescuing and treating  animals in misery. The non-profit animal welfare organisation has been finishing up rescue actions even throughout this 12 months’s lockdown. Between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, the non-profit organisation has rescued round 2,555 animals – 631 canines, 1,237 puppies, 158 cats, 495 kittens, 26 birds, 3 rabbits, one monkey and one squirrel.

“Nearly half the animals rescued have been injured in accidents. Others have been deserted pets, previous or affected by persistent illnesses resembling coronary heart defects, epilepsy, ear an infection or hip dysplasia,” mentioned Latha Indira, secretary of PFA, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition they rescue uncared for or abused pets and orphaned or deserted puppies and kittens.

The animals are often housed in PFA’s rescue shelters and given medical remedy, meals and correct care. After restoration, the animals are rehabilitated or launched into their locality. “Whereas the wholesome younger pets can be found for adoption, the disabled and aged animals want fixed care and are cared for on the shelter,” Latha shares. 

The volunteers additionally rescue city wild animals. “A monkey was just lately rescued from the Airforce base in Mookkunnimala. Nevertheless, we couldn’t reserve it because it had suffered a number of accidents,” the rescuers say. The volunteers additionally say the newest lockdown has prompted  them to look extra carefully for the wants of animals within the metropolis.

CARING FOR PETS OF Covid sufferers
Aside from feeding the stray animals, PFA can be offering shelter to pets of Covid optimistic sufferers or of individuals in quarantine. “Final 12 months, we helped greater than 5 folks in quarantine with their pets. This 12 months too, we’re able to look after the pets if anyone approaches us,” mentioned Latha. Pet dad and mom needing assist can contact – 9061607700.

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