After witnessing a starving dog on the streets of West Delhi, animal lover Arpit Mathur — who was working with Robin Hood Army, took to feeding the canines on the street.
“I took the initiative to take care of my locality strays when one day, I came across a skinny and starving dog lying on the footpath. I bought some milk and bread to feed him, and from there, my journey began,” Arpit tells SocialStory.
Soon, he was joined by several volunteers who fed these dogs, and decided to start NGO Perroayuda Welfare Foundation (PWF) in 2019. It was officially registered in 2020.
The name Perroayuda is a portmanteau of two Spanish words: ‘Perro,’ which means dog, and ‘Ayuda,’ which translates to help.
“The name rightly represents what we do and what we stand for. We help stray animals in all ways possible — from rescuing, providing them with treatment to adoption. Our team spends relentless nights on the streets saving and aiding dogs,” says Arpit.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, over 111 active volunteers continued to feed their local strays. On average, they feed over 900 strays throughout Delhi-NCR, and in a few parts of Ghaziabad. Due to the lockdown, the volunteers fed stray dogs and other animals in their locality.
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