Four Legs grateful
By Sriya Narayanan
Though times have been very tough recently, the animal welfare scene in Chennai had a reason to smile – Ergo’s readers. Every week saw a request from these NGOs and there was never an occasion when your help did not reach them immediately.
You took time off from your frenzied work schedules to drop off food at shelters, sent money to ‘Mary of the Thirty Cats’, volunteered to be foster parents for baby squirrels, bought ceiling fans for abandoned dogs, signed online petitions and sponsored medical care for handicapped rescues. Your response to the appeals has always been a certainty. On behalf of the animals, the trustees thank you for your consistent generosity and hope that you will continue to support them.
Four Legs Good’s last and most important thank you is directed at the compassionate folks who adopted the puppies and kittens that were featured in this space. Here’s hoping your friends and relatives will be inspired by you and that they will take in rescued animals instead of buying them from breeders.
While it’s not yet clear what direction this column will take in the online edition, it would be great to hear from you if you are interested in helping animals in any way. Please check out my column in The Hindu Metro Plus on Wednesdays titled ‘Pet Pals’ or email me at email@example.com.
And since all my articles end with an appeal, here’s one more! Please remember to spay/neuter your pet or friendly neighbourhood street dog. Preventing unwanted births is a great way to improve the quality of their lives. Thank you again and stay in touch.
(The author is a marketing professional with The Hindu and blogs at sriyanarayanan.blogspot.com)