Thy need is greater than mine: As heat scorches city, animal lovers do their bit

Thy need is greater than mine: As heat scorches city, animal lovers do their bit

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-04-16 21:17 Bengaluru: While the entire Bengaluru city residents are feeling the change in weather and El Nino effect and planning to head out during weekends this summer, a group of MNC employees, who worried about the plight of stray animals, are busy installing water bowls in some parts of the city.A group of six including Kaveri Bhat, Vishaka Ganjoo, Dipti, Hemant, Sohini Bagchi and others who work in reputed IT firms in Bengaluru are busy installing water bowls in Seegehalli, Kadugoli and Kannamagala as well as surrounding areas.On Friday morning, group started its project of water bowl for stray animals and installed 3-litre capacity bowls in three areas.“The summer heat is unbearable, and animals are getting dehydrated. We are a team of animal lovers and though we will do something for animals during our weekends. Today, we started our pet project to save animals from the torrid heat in the city,” said Dipti.The team members have spent their own savings and purchased bowls of three-litre capacity costing Rs 100 eacg and use cement and bricks to place them besides the roads where stray animals loiter.Thirty-six-year-old Sohini Bagchi, who works in a retail firm, who is part of the water bowl project group, has also rescued two stray dogs and is sheltering them in her house.“I have dedicated my weekends for stray animals and their rescue when there is need. This time we are installing water bowls, so that thirsty animals can make use of clean water,” Sohini said.The team members have shared among themselves the responsibility of refilling the water bowls, depending on their office timings.“Since the water bowls are placed besides the main road and we take same route while going to office, we will ensure that water is being filled every day,” said Sohini adding that, “If many joins us, then we can cover entire Bengaluru and save many animals.”