Almost all the people love animals and pets. Pets can be any animals including dogs, cats, and birds, etc., these pets remain so close to our hearts. They always roam around us making us happy. They always remain a perfect company to some people who lead a really lonely life. So these pets are capable to be a perfect entertainer, friend, playmate and sometimes even a confidante.
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They remain so close to the people with whom they grow around. Some people love them a lot. They don’t see it as just an animal but a member of their own family, often giving it ‘royal’ treatment. So I guess we could say the animals that are petted to be lucky living things in the world.
Now that we think about lucky creatures there is another group of animals that are not petted. These are called as just stray animals. Since they are not brought up under a roof, under someone’s care doesn’t mean that it can be killed or mistreated. In these days of modern technology and increasing number of vehicles, a large number of animals are killed on the roads. They are not even disposed of properly but are just tampered on by other vehicles that happen to pass that road.
We as humans are gifted with a special sense so that we understand the feelings and emotions of others. So it is our duty not only to respect humans but also to not look down on animals. They too have lives that should be respected. We also find so many injured and stray animals roaming the streets. There are many organizations to take care of these animals.
I would like to mention a Facebook group started by Prabaharan Nagarajan who takes care of these stray and injured animals. ‘Friends of Madurai,’ is an account consisting of a group of friends who try their best to save the lives of these animals. Within the last two years of its formation, they have saved more than thousands of animals like squirrel, birds, stray dogs and cats. Prabaharan says that animals should never be mistreated. They must be taken care of. Many people just leave their pets astray when they were not able to care for them. He asks them to handle them to animal care centers in spite of leaving them to stray in the streets. These friends are also conducting programs to create awareness among the people regarding these.
Now it is in the hands of all the people to save the animals. We are now living in a world where many species of animals are becoming extinct. So let’s give a second to think about protecting these animals.