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Two animal rescuers within the metropolis have began an ambulance service for injured canine, shut on the heels of Chennai getting India’s first ambulance for avenue animals

Two animal rescuers within the metropolis have began an ambulance service for injured canine, shut on the heels of Chennai getting India’s first ambulance for avenue animals

A couple of months in the past, Mayur Hassija struggled to get a poisoned canine to the hospital as 5 autorickshaw drivers refused the journey. The canine was extraordinarily unwell and the drivers informed him the sturdy scent would linger, making it tough for them to ferry faculty college students and different passengers thereafter. Ultimately, one driver agreed however charged him ₹1,000 for a distance of three kilometres.

He took this up with members of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In a latest assembly, the Joint Director (Animal Husbandry) was requested by the Madurai district Collector to see if a car might be supplied completely for injured animals within the metropolis, he says.

Sick and injured animals are already dehydrated and to be able to treat or transport them in the comfort of an air-conditioned car is less stressful

Sick and injured animals are already dehydrated and to have the ability to deal with or transport them within the consolation of an air-conditioned automobile is much less nerve-racking
| Picture Credit score: Ok V POOORNACHANDRA KUMAR

A canine rescuer and an animal rights activist, Hassija spends his day attending to calls concerning injured animals and offering them with primary remedy. He usually picks up stray canine from the streets of Madurai, feeds and rehomes them after vaccinating, neutering or spaying them on the vet’s. For the final 4 years, he has been driving round in his two-wheeler and attending to injured animals and in case of emergencies additionally transporting the animals to the Authorities veterinary polyclinic for remedy.

Three months in the past when the Blue Cross of India launched a full-fledged ambulance service for avenue animals in Chennai, Hassija reached out to pals, donors and animal welfare activists. On Might 17, a shock name from A V Ashok, who feeds canine in Thavuttusandai, made his day: “He stated he had seen me battle to rearrange for transportation for injured canine and wished to donate a car.”

Madurai gets its first ambulance for small animals

Madurai will get its first ambulance for small animals
| Picture Credit score: Particular Association

And Madurai bought its first ambulance for small animals. It’s now obtainable 24×7 for emergencies. The final 10 days have been busy for Hassija, who has modified the car by eradicating the rear passenger seats and equipping it with a primary first-aid remedy equipment, a dog-catching web and cage. He now plans to suit a small stretcher, as he is ready to drive longer distances for rescue. He picks up two-three neighborhood/stray canine each day, aside from responding to calls he receives.

Sick and injured animals are already dehydrated and to have the ability to deal with or transport them within the consolation of an air-conditioned automobile is much less nerve-racking, says Hassija. “We try our greatest to make the world a greater place for animals,” he provides and is hopeful that the district administration would be capable of get a full-fledged ambulance for on-site remedy for the town’s avenue, sick and injured animals quickly. “It is going to be a recreation changer,” he believes.

Town has near 50,000 stray canine (as per WHO guesstimates of three,000 stray canine for each 100,000 human inhabitants) and the variety of circumstances of animal accidents is appalling. “We’re striving to avoid wasting their lives with well timed remedy,” says Hassija, who provides the ambulance service freed from value. Typically, form people pay for gasoline, he says. Hassija has additionally petitioned the Collector for a shelter and a crematorium for stray animals.

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