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Reader's Digest India|July 2021
Food for Furry Friends
ISHANI NANDI

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ANIMAL WELFARE Stray animals were hit hard by the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, but one family’s efforts have given pups a new lease of life in Ranchi’s Morabadi. 25-year-old Archie Sen and her father, Sanjeet have been running a feeding drive for around 160 dogs every day since last year. The duo ensures that the dogs are fed, watered and vaccinated, and have even fitted more than a hundred with reflective collars to avoid run-ins with passing vehicles. To offset the financial weight of their work, they started the ‘Street Dogs of Ranchi’, an online community for animal lovers and others to donate money, material or medicines for the dogs every day. The Sens have also helped some of the dogs find forever homes through legal adoption. “Everyone talks about animal welfare, but very few want to really do something for them. I appeal to everyone to come forward and feed at least one animal every day as they are also a part of our society,” Archie says.

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