We are the members of an animal welfare organization namely 'The Uttar Dinajpur People For Animals' that has been working for the welfare of animals in Uttar Dinajpur district, State-West Bengal, India for the last 18 years without any permanent source of fund except our membership fees and some public donation. Almost everyday we rescue sick and injured animals like stray bulls, dogs, birds etc. These animals are mostly abandoned in name of religion and thousands of them roam here and there in search of food and water. Easily they become the victims of man's cruelty. Some of them are run over by passing vehicles and some get injured. Having been informed by locals we rush to the spot and rescue them and provide treatment on the spot. A shelter house is of great necessity for these sick, injured and abandoned animals so that we can take those animals for providing a good treatment and also for giving shelter to the weak,paralysed, infirm animals which are on the verge of death.
For these animals we have applied to the district magistrate to provide us some vest land or govt acquired land in order to build an Animal Shelter House cum Rescue Centre at the outskirts of the district town Raiganj. Most of these vest lands are illegally being occupied by people. The District Land and Land Reforms Officer has already identified some vest land for this purpose and asked us to submit the Lay-Out map of the proposed shelter house with detailed building plan. We have already submitted this. But the district magistrate has not yet approved our proposal, though it was submitted 8 months ago. So we want all the animal lovers and good thinking people sign this petition to evoke the conscience of our district magistrate for the voiceless creatures who will find a permanent shelter for them and a better place for their treatment. Thousands of innocent and abandoned animals will be benefitted by this. The woeful plight of these helpless animals can be watched in our facebook page-www.facebook.com/udpfa.