Supporters of PETA India and Vegans of Chhattisgarh Distribute Free Water Bowls for Community Animals in Raipur

Posted on by Erika Goyal

Supporters of PETA India and Vegans of Chhattisgarh gave away free water bowls in Raipur to encourage others to also help animals avoid heatstroke amid soaring temperatures.

Unlike humans, dogs can sweat only through their footpads and cool themselves by panting. Birds, who do not have sweat glands, pant or seek shade in order to cool themselves. High temperatures can cause heat stress and even result in death. On the streets of India, animals face numerous challenges – including hunger, abuse, and accidents – and many dogs and cats end up in shelters. Purchasing animals from breeders or pet shops only exacerbates the homeless-animal crisis.

PETA India also encourages everyone to keep animal companions indoors when temperatures are high and never to leave them inside parked cars, where they can succumb to heatstroke within minutes.

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