Stray dogs, cats face starvation amid corona lockdown in Dhaka city
Published : Thursday, 2 April, 2020 at 11:58 PM Count : 608
The Dhaka city has worn a deserted look after the announcement of lengthy general holidays in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Many of the city dwellers have left for their village homes. As a result, the busy thoroughfares, roads, lanes and by-lanes have become quiet and empty.
Thousands of stray dogs and cats which depend on food waste for survival now face severe crises as hotels, restaurants, food shops, and meat shops have remained closed.
With coronavirus pandemic sending thousands of people into home-quarantine or isolation, both public and private establishments have remained closed. As a result, stray dogs and cats are facing a hard time to find food. They are either starving, or dying of hunger and thirst on roads.
So, animal lovers have called upon all to come out of their homes and stay beside the starving dogs and cats with food.
Sensing the arrival of food, a number of stray dogs hurriedly came at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban area on Thursday. Their exhausted bodies were bearing the signs of starving over the last several days.
There are an estimated 60,000 stray dogs in the capital Dhaka, while there are 17 lakhs in the country. The main source of their food are hotels, restaurants, meat shops, food shops, dustbins and food waste thrown away by people.