Animal Welfare People, a Dibrugarh based NGO organised the Furever Hope festival at Marwari Hindi High school in on Friday.

For the second time, the festival was organised in Dibrugarh. Every year on October 2, the festival is organised by the NGO.

The main objective of the festival is to create awareness to adopt stray dogs rather than adopting a foreign breed.

“We have rescued over 500 animals until now. During lockdown we have provided food for the stray animals,” said Vineet Bagaria, founding president of Animal Welfare People.

“Our main aims are to create awareness of animal abuse. We have seen that many people abused stray dogs. The innocent animals are not our enemy so why are we so harsh on them,” said Bagaria.

“Different breeds of dogs were displayed in the festival,” Bagaria added.

He said that five puppies were adopted during the festival.

“We have exhibited photos and posters to create awareness to stop animal abuse. We have over 50 members and all of them are very active and working to save stray animals,” said Vineet Bagaria.

“Mostly we have rescued stray dogs from the street. Many you generation people are associated with us and supporting our initiative,” Bagaria added.

The organisation was formed in November 2018 and the main aim is to rescue the animals and feed the stray animals.

“So far our members have taken out many many drives to feed the poor and hungry animals. It is our duty to feed the animals because they are also part of the society,” said Bagaria.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com