Jammu Gears up to Support Street Animal Care; hosts workshop on “First Aid for Neighborhood Animals”
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Jammu Gears up to Support Street Animal Care; hosts workshop on “First Aid for Neighborhood Animals”


Jammu Gears up to Support Street Animal Care; hosts workshop on “First Aid for Neighborhood Animals”

Published on :15 Oct,2017 By :- UNT News Desk

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The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organizations (FIAPO) hosted a workshop today on “First Aid for Neighborhood Animals.” The first of its kind in Jammu, the workshop aims to considerably push up the standard of care meted out to street animals.

Workshop was inaugurate by Ms. Rumpy Madaan, a leading voice for animal protection in Jammu and founder of SAVE(Save Animals Value Environment) and by lead journalist and social activist, Mr. Sohail Kazmi.

Street animals’ suffering is not uncommon in India-sick, diseased and wounded dogs are a regular sight. However, 70% of the injuries can be cured on the streets itself, without displacing the animals from their homes. The first aid workshop seeked to explore the basic tenets of first aid, which if regularly practiced, can drastically improve the quality of life of many animals on the street.

The workshop included a session on the need for undertaking organized first aid for animals, alongside basic techniques to cater to any animal that maybe suffering from a small wound, a skin disease, or a maggot infestation. First Aid kits were also distributed who agreed to sustainably run first aid in the city by conducting weekly rounds in their localities, building awareness among the community and the locals.

The program shed light on the need to commence organized First Aid. Dr. Akashdeep Singh, a veteranian discussed the various ways to approach and handle dogs. The participants were given information to efficiently handle animal related emergencies. Dr. Gaurav Chaudhary, another vet from Jammu, emphasized on the information related to common diseases among animals along with appropriate first aid for the same. Dr. Aradhana Khajuria shared relevant tips on examining neighborhood dogs apart from other useful first aid tips. The session also included a talk on the legal awareness to better channelize animal welfare in the state. Advocate Zulkar Nain Sheikh shared the legal information with the participants.

The workshop saw enthusiastic participation from enthusiastic animal lovers and members of SAVE Animals Value environment , Hemlata karni Gurvinder Kaur vishal khajuria  meenu Bali Anamika Abrol ,sunaina jamwal  who were keen to pick up the nuances of this new work. Ms. Rumpy, who also took a captivating session at the workshop said, “This is a brilliant opportunity for Jammu to learn what constitutes a good first aid program- we are thrilled to work with FIAPO on this and hope to give a better chance to the animals of Jammu.

What is FIAPO ?

FIAPO is India’s apex animal protection organization. As the collective voice of the animal protection movement in India, FIAPO is the catalyst that protects the interests of animals at local and national levels- through education, research, lobbying, mobilization, networking, training and direct action. Created for the movement, by the movement, FIAPO is India’s only national federation. It has over 100 members and over 200 supporter organizations across the country. (www.fiapo.org)

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