Pashu Sandesh, 04 May 2019
Dr R B Choudhary
The Animal welfare Board of India (AWBI) has requested the animal lovers, activists, organizations and philanthropists or humanitarians to come forward for saving the lives of animals and birds have been victim of extremely savior and deadly cyclone "FANI”. Dr. Neelam Bala, Secretary, AWBI has written a letter to all the recognized Animal Welfare Organizations(AWOs), Honorary District and State Animal Welfare officers (HD/SAWOs), Members of the AWBI and National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA), Govt. of India to corporate, co-ordinate and support the animal rescue operations for saving the animals life. She has also appealed International AWOs-HD/SAWOs working in the country to join the hands and get together for this Mission.
Dr Neelam Bala has informed the AWOs, HD/SHAWO stating that the cyclone "FANI" is going to inflict very heavy damage on vast tracts of land, road/transport facilities/electricity etc., especially in the cities near the seashore of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. It is therefore, the AWBI, in spite of National Disaster Management Authority, understood the situation that there is an urgent need to help the suffering and affected animals by get together in the areas affected by providing medicines, food, shelter and water to the animals distressed .The AWBI also appealed to the AWOs/SPCAs and volunteers to do relief work and provide emergency relief without any delay.
In a official release ,the Secretary AWBI said that the list of Honorary State Animal Welfare Officer / Honorary State Legal Animal Welfare Officer and Honorary District Animal Welfare Officers are available in the website: www.awbi.in and the link is: http://www.awbi.in/cact.html. She has announced that Animal Welfare Organizations (AWOs) recognized by the Board may apply for the Natural Calamity Grant under Scheme for relief for animals during Natural Calamities and unforeseen circumstances is available in the website: www.awbi.in and the link is: http://www.awbi.in/awbi-pdf/ncappln.pdf . Hence, the AWOs are asked to send their acceptance and willingness for the rescue work and accordingly, the application for reimbursement of actual expenses to be submitted.
The Secretary has also requested the International Animal Welfare Organizations (IAWOs) to participate in the relief work of animals in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal .She has also requested the National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA), Govt. of India to corporate, co-ordinate and support the animal rescue operations of AWBI for saving the animals’ life.