Kozhikode collector intervenes to rescue animals locked in pet shop
Kozhikode: District collector Seeram Sambasiva Rao has intervened to rescue animals which were left starving inside a pet shop near Kottaparambu hospital here. A team of officials led by assistant collector Mukund Kumar reached the pet shop on Wednesday as directed by the district collector. 10 domestic animals were shifted to a shelter home from the shop.
Five dogs and cats each were handed over to the organization named People for Animals (PFA). It is examined that the ten animals suffered various health issues.
Pug, Labrador, Pomeranian, two Lhasa Apso dogs and three puppies were shifted to the shelter home of PFA. Among the dogs, Labrador suffered injuries on the forehead and leg.
The Persian cats rescued from the shop have developed an infection on the skin. Two cats are in critical condition. All animals were taken to the district veterinary hospital and shifted to the temporary shelter home on Sarovaram Bio-Park road.
Dr KA Baby, Chief Veterinary Officer at district veterinary hospital inspected the arrangements at the shelter home as directed by the district collector.
Three dogs that had serious issues were shifted to the shelter home on Tuesday night itself. Kasaba police registered a case against the pet shop owner as per the complaint from PFA activists.