An interesting topic.Thank you Amanda,
“What do you actually need? Food, Clothing, and Shelter. Everything else is entertainment” Aloe Blacc
Whilst walking I have come across two situations both regarding Homelessness
We witness Homelessness regularly, and won’t hesitate openly to express our helplessness and console ourselves by either ignoring or forgetting and we are sure to take the next step, that is……just move on…..
One feels nothing can be done on an individual level and that it’s the responsibility of Govt bodies or charity institution’s burden.
This particular quote makes one guilty.
“I always wondered why somebody did not do something about that, then I realized I am somebody” unknown
Many times society vilifies them thinking that they are drug addicts or into antisocial activities.
Abandoned by the family, this senior citizen was searching for a shelter! And he was lucky to find this giant cable Reel roller which he said, is his open-air conditioner room. I offered him food. He wished to have a blanket to protect from mosquitoes.
“Before you ignore another homeless person on the street, just remember that that could be someone’s father or someone’s mother and they have a story”. Sayesha Mercado
I feel we should try to comfort them and help them in whatever best way we can.
Every time I come across a homeless person, I remember the famous Singer Phil Collins song ‘ Another day in Paradise’, too good lyrics.
“At the end of the day, it’s not about how much stuff you have…but how many hearts you have touched” Unknown
Less said better about stray animals.
And in the case of animals, people are scared that stray animals transmit deadly rabies infection and often think that they are the cause of road accidents
Imagine for a moment
“Imagine you are homeless,aimless,you have a mouth but you can’t speak,you have stomach but you can’t let it feed,you have nobody to wipe your tears,you get kicked,you get punched, you get stoned for no reason,you get injured by rash drivers, or you will die out of starvation,
Scared?? You should be, because this is not imagination!! This is real struggle of Stray Dogs!!
Be kind.Be gentle” unknown
In case you are not aware, International Homeless Animals day is observed annually on August 15.
What did Gandhi say about animals?
“The greatness of a Nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”.
Please share your thoughts on homelessness and how animals are treated.
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