Slum-dweller in India shares food with street dogs
Lokesh is a poor man from an Indian slum who reported an injured street dog to Animal Aid a few days ago. Despite being so poor that his children have no shoes, a few rags that serve as blankets, and a roof leaking icy rain at night, they share what little they have with street dogs.
His story on Facebook touched people from around the world and one Animal Aid supporter donated shoes, blankets, and sweaters to help Lokesh’s family.
When we went to give his family the donated items, we learned today that his family are rag-pickers who spend the whole day searching for recyclable plastic in a nearby garbage dump which they then try to sell. His dear wife Rupi Bai told us they eat only once a day in the evening. Last night it rained unexpectedly and Rupi Bai said her whole family hadn’t slept the whole night because rain was dripping in through their tent. Yet this humble family shares their home with several dogs, including a mama dog and her 3 chubby puppies. Along with the clothes and shoes we gave a big bag of Pedigree dog food for the mama and her pups and a basket of hot samosas for the cold day.