Sadhu Vaswani Mission serves strays animals also during Pandemic
The pandemic lockdown highlighted another looming crisis. With curfew impositions and restricted movements, the daily stray feeders were left in a dilemma. The fear of strays losing their lives to hunger remained to be an impending fear.
Sadhu Vaswani Mission in the footsteps of the teachings of Masters — Rev. Sadhu Vaswani and Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani also devoted itself to the cause of serving the voiceless ones. Several appeals for food for the animals came from across the city to the Mission.
April 21st 2020, Sadhu Vaswani Mission delivered sacks of rice to Animal Rescue Trust, located at Manjri. “This is the only shelter in the area of Manjiri Khurd that is open day and night during these pandemic times. This NGO provides medical help to animals who fall prey to cruelty, accidents, fights and ailments. This shelter does all the noble work without asking for any fees, money. They work for the love of the being. Currently they have about 95 animals. Even today in these times, they are getting 2-3 new cases each day. They extended their heartfelt gratitude and showered their silent and selfless love upon us,” said a volunteer.
April 18th 2020, Bharat Circus requested help for their troupe of 65 members and animals that includes 2 horses, 2 camels, 2 Emu birds and 18 dogs. The Mission provided sacks of black grams and packets of cooking oil. “We feel blessed to have witnessed this divinely orchestrated seva on Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani's Sacred Ekadashi day. Glory to the Master!” said a volunteer.
May 7th 2020, on the sacred Buddha Purnima day, who is regarded as a picture of compassion, the Sadhu Vaswani Mission observed the Great One’s day by providing sacks of food to animal feeders across the city.
The Mission has been carrying out sevas for birds, stray dogs, cats and cattle on a daily basis. Food material is dispatched to volunteers at different locations in the city who take upon themselves the task of feeding the voiceless ones. The seva items are packaged to last for a month and include 500 kg rice to feed 1000 dogs at Manjri, 60 kg poha or 15 kg rice to feed over 60 dogs and cats at Tingre Nagar, 160 kg poha or 150 kg rice along with biscuits to 100 dogs and cattle in Dhankawdi, 100kg rice to over 60 dogs in Chikhali, 75kg poha and biscuits to over 60 dogs in Hadapsar and Mahadevnagar, 400 kg rice for 500 dogs and cats in Undri, 50 kg rice/poha to over 60 dogs and cats in MG Road, East Street and Pulgate, 50 kg dry dog food for over 60 dogs in Kondhwa, 125 kg rice/ poha to over 110 dogs in Hadapsar, 75 kg poha/rice to nearly 90 dogs at Magarpatta and Amanora, poha/rice to nearly 80 dogs around Magarpatta, 50 poha/rice to nearly 100 dogs in Vishrantwadi, 25 kg poha/rice to 50-60 dogs in Kalyani Nagar, 125 kg rice to over 200 dogs at Vadgaonsheri, and 100 kg rice for nearly 100 dogs in Bavdhan. Until now 1700 kg of rice / poha has been distributed. The weightage of the items is based on the request of the animal feeders & shelters.
Sadhu Vaswani Mission intends to carry out this seva until any time required.