The shutdown of the coronavirus has been challenging for everyone. And while some people (as well as homeless animals) are using this opportunity to support the environment, others are dumping their pets.
According to HuffPost, migrant workers were seen walking with their pets along the Nasik Highway on May 3, towards their native places – a puppy and a duck that acted as a silver lining in the midst of the pet abandonment crisis.
This is a family of migrant worker. They are walking on the Mumbai Nasik Highway along with their belongings. So next time when you think to give up your pet whom you "loved like your own child" just remember this pic pic.twitter.com/RSlCdjOZEd— Navin Nadar (@navin_nadar) May 12, 2020
Hindustan Times cited animal rescuers from Mumbai as saying,
“We hope that people will learn from those migrants and stop trying to dump their animals. Already the shelters are overloaded. The number of calls they receive on a regular basis is disturbing. This picture will serve as an eye-opener. The migrant workers are informed better than so many of us.
Desi Twitter praised the migrants’ great-heartedness and loyalty to their livestock.