Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” This is a simple yet powerful statement that calls for understanding and realization. Kindness is not only due to a human being but also to animals. These police officers feed abandoned dogs which is exactly what this aphorism means.
While there are so many people who are willing to abandon their pets to a life on the streets, there are also good-natured, pet lovers who couldn’t afford to see their pets and animals going astray.
Just like humans, all animals, with no exemption, deserve to have a safe and secure existence with a loving family. Unfortunately, millions of dogs and cats fighting every day to survive, eating scraps and no shelter to stay. Homeless people find life on the street extremely tough, how much more for these poor animals?
In Tacana, a small city in Peru, police officers are aware of these cases. What made it worst is the fact that there are people who go out of their way to hurt street dogs and cats. These officers found piles of food containing glass shards designed to cut the animals’ insides and dogs often fall as a victim.
These police officers came up with an idea to solve the problem, installing food and water stations close to the police’s local HQ. These food stations are shaped like long tubes and are filled with food and water for the city’s street dogs.
According to Newsner, the first station was introduced in October 2017 and has since proved a major success. Many dogs go there when they’re hungry or thirsty, safe in the knowledge they
can eat and drink without fear of contamination.
“We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” ― Henry Beston
Watch the video of a street dog enjoying clean food and water from one of the aforementioned stations below:
Los dispensadores de la Policía Nacional de la Comisaría Central para perritos callejeros. Este chato comió galletas y tomó agua.
Posted by Jean Carlos Paredes on Wednesday, September 26, 2018