Now that the floodgates are open once again (meaning i know individuals, organisations and doctors associated with animals) there are so many animals needing help here too.
On the surface of it, Dilli is peopled(?) by happy and fat (often obese) spayed dogs. CR Park, let me add, is animaled by very fat, tremendously gorgeous, horrendously disdainful and proud, and sometimes friendly (enough to allow cheeekpulling) cats.
But scratch the surface and there's everything from mange to cancer to UTI and most horrendous of all, abandoning of pets.
Friendicoes' FB page is filled with rehoming requests: owners urgently leaving country etc. Some i suspect really are: there are loads of diplomats here and stuff (but why can they not take the animals? EU has a quarantine or some such but nothing insurmountable, right? Especially when you know your pet might live the rest of his/her life in a cage). But there are perfectly lovely pedigree dogs (maney well natured) abandoned at the FRIENDICOES city shelter. And the cats. Most are pets: hardly any are feral and scared of you. It breaks my heart everytime. Horrible people. Horrible partial (to canines) people.
There are callous people even among animal lovers: one day when I was at Friendicoes, these two young white girls (like kids, 8/9 years old) came in with a 50 kg packet of processed animal food pellets. And were just randomly scattering all over. Kukurder bujhi nongra lage na? But they adopted a kitten (Tarjane hid away out of reach so they adopted the more friendly ginger kitten). Kintu ki callous. Ke jane chhana ta kemon achhe (ora naki ageo 2to billi adopt korechhe). Niye jabe kina nijeder deshey ke jane. Khub kharap. Aar jodi etoi boro bari, shobaike niye gelei pare. Shudhu shundor dekhte, cute chhanarai ki home deserve kore? There are so many slightly deformed but extremely loving and friendly dogs at the city shelter.
Oooof! Amar keno ekta farm house nei? Boro lok-ra erom bodmaish keno?
Hopefully aaj Pencho-r beshi mon kharap hobe na.
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