Animal shelter

KTR helps AWCS animal rescuers with Mahindra Bolero, funds for animal shelter

Published: Updated on – 16:51, Thu – 29 September 22

Sangareddy: It was in July this year that the official Twitter account of the Animal Warriors Conservation Society (AWCS), known for rescuing animals and birds across Telangana, tweeted about the difficulties faced by its volunteers while rescuing animals. animals during Godavari floods in Bhadrachalam and surrounding areas.

Sharing a video showing how people had to push their minivan to get it going on a muddy road, the Society asked IT Minister KT Rama Rao for help, asking if he could help them with a vehicle off-road to quickly reach animals during floods. relief.

On Thursday, the minister personally gifted them a Mahindra Bolero Camper, known for its ruggedness, to help them continue the good work they were doing. Rama Rao also presented a check for Rs 5 lakh to the Society for the Development of a Bird Rescue Center. It was not the first time that the Minister defended the AWSS. Impressed with their work, he had also given them Rs 10 lakh last year.

AWCS founder Pradeep Nair, an animal lover who quit his job as a software engineer at a multinational company in Hyderabad in 2006, had previously worked as a volunteer with Blue Cross, then started as an animal rescuer with the help from his friends. The AWCS was founded in 2019, with Pradeep and his wife Santoshi, also an AWCS volunteer, actively engaged in animal rescues across the state. The team now has a team of 22 volunteers ready to travel to any part of the state, even at night, to rescue animals and birds.

With the minister being a strong supporter of their work and now presenting them with funds for a rescue animal shelter, Pradeep said they would use the funds to build a shelter near Patancheru.

The AWSS has rescued over 3,000 animals since 2019.