It’s March 8 today, and not to forget, it’s Women’s day as well! This article is a tribute to all the women out there, and since our page is based on animal welfare, we feel honored to mention some of the incredible females who have served the animal kind and have worked skin to bone for their welfare. While there are many high profiled women activists, look who surprisingly made it to our list.
1. Pratima Devi is a rag-picker from Saket, South Delhi. Though she hardly meets her demands for her daily diet, she has been feeding over 70 dogs for the last 30 years now. This fact thoroughly breaks notions of how rich you have to be if you want to do a good deed. She is rich, from the heart. Her service was recognized in 2009 and she was awarded with the Godfrey Philips Bravery Award.
2. Next, we have Dorothy Ghosh, an MBA graduate and a web developer who founded Kalyani Animal Welfare Foundation, an NGO. She had everything in her life, until her passion and love for animals pushed her to put all her savings into building a shelter for them. On a note, she doesn’t receive any incentives from the government. She runs this shelter single-handedly along with her mother.
3. You’ve probably heard about this person, Lorri Houston. She is the co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, 1986 and also aided in the upbringing of Animal Acres in 2005. Over 100 animals have been rescued by Animal Acres which was eventually acquired by Farm Sanctuary.
4. The list would just be incomplete if we forget to mention Amala Akkineni, former film actress, and also the spouse of the veteran actor, Akkineni Nagarjuna. She is a vegetarian and encourages people to follow the same. She is notably the co-founder of the Blue Cross of Hyderabad. Even after all the stardom, she still continues to make a difference in the lives of animals.
These are a lot of other women who stand out of the crowd when it comes to supporting the welfare of animals. Our list would run out if we were to mention every single one of them.