23 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: People For Animals (PFA), India’s largest animal welfare group is worried over regular attempts by locals to steal rescued animals from the animal shelter run by them here.
Animal welfare activist and PFA Bhubaneswar unit secretary Jiban Das has lodged a complaint at the Khandagiri Police Station over the theft of a rescued billy goat from PFA's animal shelter located near AIIMS Campus.
"We have lodged an FIR at the Khandagiri Police Station over the theft of a male goat from the animal shelter run by PFA with the help of Dhyan Foundation near AIIMS. Last night 4-5 people entered the shelter by scaling the boundary wall as there was a power outage in the area. They were stopped by our security guards but they forcibly took away a male goat from our goat enclosure," said Das to reporters.
Das alleged that some people in the area where the shelter is located have been regularly trying to steal animals housed there.
He said that animals housed in the shelters were cows, goats etc which were being taken for slaughter and were rescued by the police or by animal welfare activists.