India as a whole is poor in animal welfare but the fair name of Hyderabad tends to get tarnished in this sphere for utter lack of facility for animals in trauma in the middle of the night.
Clinics to attend to the needs of animals and pets that meet with a sudden emergency or accident are woefully lacking in the City today. We, the voluntary organisations, that work in this area, know the traumatic experience of the pet owners who cry for divine intervention in the absence of a 24×7 clinic for pets within reach at odd hours.
When we can have multiplexes and coffee shops running till late night and a few round the clock, why can’t we think about those helpless creatures and have a hospital which attends to their emergency needs? Having the best vet hospitals and highest number of professional veterinarians in Hyderabad, what’s discouraging is that there are only one or two hospitals which are open round-the-clock to rescue of such blue cases.
While clinics like Blue Cross do a sterling job in taking care of the pets in trauma, the need for an all-time care centre is what lakhs of pet owners demand.It is also essential to have adequate number of animal ambulance to save their lives. Most often, the critically ill beasts are carried in cars or autorikshaws without life support system and that usually proves fatal before medical attention can be given.
Presently two clinics work round-the-clock for pets’ emergency
- Dr Dogs, Jubilee Hills.
- Animal Care Clinic, Banjara Hills.
(Nihar is the founder of ARPF)