On 25th March, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri P.S Tamang announced to the public that whosoever desired to feed stray animals would be allowed to, twice a day during this 21- day lockdown.
With this in view and initiative taken by Ms Anu Thami, Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health- SARAH- a collaborative project between the Animal Husbandry Department of Sikkim, Foundation Brigitte Bardot (France) and the Australian based NGO Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) sought the official permission of the Hon’ble Chief Minister and have been working, coordinating via WhatsApp groups, emails and phone calls in feeding the stray animals of the state.
Many volunteers have come forward which has helped SARAH cover far off places in all the four districts of the state.
NGOs like Animals & Us, Puppy Paw Rescue, The Guardians of Sikkim and People for animals have been actively involved.
In these trying times, let compassion comfort those in need and let us work towards spreading compassion through such steps as the Hon’ble Chief Minister has said, “Let us be the voice for the voiceless.”
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