GUWAHATI: At a time when hundreds of animals are slaughtered, both at the household and in various markets for daily human consumption, there are individuals who have been rescuing stray animals from various traps setting examples of love and care in true sense.
In such a remarkable incident, a 6-member team of the Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES), Chandmari station, led by its Sub-Officer Abdul Awal earned huge respect and appreciation on Tuesday from the residents of Nijarapar, Chandmari for rescuing a stray dog that fell into a 45-mettre depth well.
Notably, a stray dog fell into the 45-metre depth well owned by one Ramakanta Bhuyan of Nijarapar, Red Cross Road under Chandmari police station on Monday night at around 1 am. Initially, the family members of Bhuyan did not know whom to contact for rescue. They spent the night calling here and there for guidance.
Later, the family members of Bhuyan called up People for Animal, Assam Chairman Sangeeta Goswami and requested if she could do anything to rescue the dog. She immediately rushed to the Fire and Emergency Services headquarter located at Paltan Bazar on Tuesday at around 12:50 pm. In response to Goswami’s request, an officer of the headquarters immediately instructed the Chandmari station to rush and rescue the dog. Accordingly, the 6-member team of the F&ES, Chandmari station swung into action and rescued the dog within 15 minutes.
Talking to The Sentinel alongside the rescue operation, Sub-Officer Abdul Awal said, “No residents should abandon their well unguarded as well as uncovered. It turns unsafe not only for the animals, but also for the human being. It happens entirely for the lack of awareness.” Awal further said that open drainage systems, wells and gorges often turn risky to animals as well as human being. “We need extended awareness to reduce such risks,” Awal added.
The residents of the locality expressed deep gratitude to People for Animal Chairman Goswami and the team of the F&ES, for their swift action launched to rescue the dog.
Notably, after rescuing the dog at Nijarapar, the team of the F&ES, Chandmari station also rescued a stray bullock at Kalibari near Bamunimaidam that fell into an open drain.