The coronavirus lockdown has been hard for everyone. And while some people are using this time to help the community (as well as stray animals), others have been abandoning their pets.
According to HuffPost, on May 3, migrant workers were seen walking along the Nasik Highway towards their native places with their pets – a puppy and a duck which served as a silver lining amidst the pet abandonment crisis.
This is a family of migrant worker. They are walking on the Mumbai Nasik Highway along with their belongings. So next time when you think to give up your pet whom you "loved like your own child" just remember this pic pic.twitter.com/RSlCdjOZEd
— Navin Nadar (@navin_nadar) May 12, 2020
Hindustan Times quoted Mumbai-based animal rescuers saying,
“We hope people learn from these migrants and stop trying to dump their pets. The shelters are already overburdened. The number of calls that they are getting daily is scary. This picture should serve as an eye-opener. The migrant workers are better informed than so many of us.”
Desi Twitter lauded the big-heartedness of the migrants and their commitment towards their pets.
The picture has touched the heart.
— hitesh (@meandtweeter) May 13, 2020
Their love for the animals is stronger than so many challenges they are facing The puppy seems so secure! 🐶
Yes, the mindless cruelty of abandoning family pets is one of the worst things people to do animals…
— Maya Sharma (@MayaSharmaNDTV) May 13, 2020
Persons character is not changed by disaster but definitely revealed by it.
— Dr. Roosy Aulakh (@docroosy) May 13, 2020
India needs to learn empathy from these poor migrants.
— Jasmine Divekar (@JasmineDivekar) May 13, 2020
People in small houses have the biggest hearts.
— Pooja (@poojagaurav) May 13, 2020
God bless these souls. Such a beautiful expression of #humanity.
— Ankit Khandelwal (@ayoungmansays) May 13, 2020
If you are a pet parent, go give your furry baby a big hug!