With frosty winds sweeping through North India, stray animals have been left out in the cold to face the impact of harsh winters.
Vibha Tomar, a 4th year veterinary student in Delhi, who is the founder of a charitable organisation – Oscar For Life – decided to come up with an idea to help stray animals. After being inspired by a social media post of a person making a ‘tyre bed’ for his pet, Tomar decided to help strays by making warm beds out of large tyres and old sacks.
Delhi: A veterinary student arranges tyre beds to protect stray dogs from the cold.
She says,”I got this idea from social media. I collect tyres and cushion their insides with rugs so that they stay warm. So far I have arranged more than 100 tyre beds.” pic.twitter.com/lSljeqblCM
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“Since the winter season began, I thought I should do something for the stray animals so that they can survive this winter. I saw a person on Instagram who had made a beautiful bed out of a tyre for his pet and thought it was a good way to protect strays in this cold winter, so I also started to collect tyres,” Tomar told ANI.
The large tyres make for a cozy bed for animals amid the harsh winter. Sacks and old cloth on the inside helps them with comfort and warmth.
She was able to help 100 dogs through her organisation. “The animals are okay during the day but the night gets too cold for them. 100 animals have received these tyre-beds so far and I am very positive that this will have a positive effect on strays,” Tomar said.
Meanwhile, cold wave conditions have been predicted in parts of Delhi as the minimum temperature is expected to drop to 3 to 4 degree Celsius with icy winds sweeping North India.
(With ANI Inputs)