Water is key during this summer!
Every living being, be they plants, animals or humans, need water to survive, especially during summer when the days are long and hot! In Visakhapatnam, our coastal town in Andhra Pradesh, the temperatures during the summer range from 30 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius, with an average humidity of 80%. Therefore, the chances of these innocent streets and feral animals, which include birds, reptiles, insects and all mammals, getting dehydrated are very high.
Furthermore, this beautiful pup pictured below was recently spayed. In such cases, we have to take special care to ensure that freshly spayed and neutered stray dogs have access to nutritious food as well as plenty of water.
At VSPCA, we believe that all animals should have access to food and water at all times. With this thought in mind, VSPCA’s founder, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Nath, set up 16 feeding stations across the city, for the street dogs. (See this space for some exciting news we have about organic sanctuaries within the city limits, where the community is setting up more feeding stations under the guidance of Mr. Nath). At each feeding station, they have access to fresh, nutritious, and delicious food, as well as clean water every day. This water is supplied either by VSPCA directly, by community volunteers working in concert with VSPCA, or by the Municipality Water Truck that has an arrangement with VSPCA.
We urge our fellow residents of the city and across the state to please set out bowls of clean water for all animals, including birds, during this summer. We want to take this opportunity to thank our many VSPCA staff members and volunteers, who over the years, have diligently made the time to arrange food and water for all precious animals, thus ensuring their care and safety.