This 45-yr-old woman takes care of 200 stray dogs at her shelter home | Ludhiana News

This 45-yr-old woman takes care of 200 stray dogs at her shelter home | Ludhiana News

Ludhiana: At a time when people are talking about adopting stray dogs, especially when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged to focus more on the adoption of Indian breeds, the story of 45-year-old Puja Rani, who is taking care of 200 dogs at her shelter home in Khasi Kalan village on Tajpur Road, deserves appreciation.
Rani, with the help of a few animal lovers, has been providing shelter to stray dogs and cats for the last seven years. She also provide shelter to pet dogs when their pet parents are not around.
Talking about her journey with TOI, Rani said she had an exceptional attachment with animals ever since she was a kid. While describing her journey, she said, “Since my childhood days, I was having special attachment with animals and I could not see them in pain. Initially, I had kept 30-35 dogs at my home but when people objected about barking of these dogs, I set up a shelter home at Khasi Kalan in an open area so that nobody should get disturbed.” She said she fed these dogs and cats and they were living with her with great love and affection.
She said people keep on calling her about stray dogs in various areas and she brings those dogs at this shelter home. “Every dog has it’s own story and I have given names to all dogs,” she said while adding that these dogs remain with her like kids. Regarding expenses on the food and medicine of these dogs and cats she said, “I have support of some good people who donate money for the upkeep of dogs and for medicine also I put message in the group and people give medicines. Also one leading bread company is giving bread for these dogs free of cost.” She said they are soon going to establish an NGO where there would be place for more dogs.
About her personal life, she said she had one son and her house was in Laxman Nagar. She said her daughter-in-law had left her son because she had a problem with these dogs and now only she and her son were there in family. She said her son took away seven dogs from the dog shelter and he was taking care of them at home while she remained most of the time at the shelter. She said she does not leave these dogs alone.
While giving a message to other people she said people should not hate dogs or other animals because even these are creation of God like human beings. “The problem of stray dogs can be resolved only when all people will take responsibility of these creatures at least in their areas. If you give food to the dogs or other animals they will always remain loyal to you, so start loving them.”

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