18-YO Animal Activist Is Building One Of The Biggest Animal Shelters In Chennai
18-year-old animal activist named Sai Vignesh from Chennai started rescuing and caring for animals when he was just seven, and the death of his pet dog Bairava when he was five strengthened his resolve.
"My interaction with animals started during my early childhood as I had seen my grandparents feeding the stray animals. They were my source of inspiration as they always used to tell me that it is important to help others in whatever means possible to bring a ‘meaning to why we were born," Vignesh, a law aspirant, told Indiatimes.
"Since we are living in a rental house, we have faced issues with the house owner(s) as we have rescued animals at home. We have shifted around 8 houses in the last two years. It's one barrier which prevents me from helping more animals," said Vignesh.
Vignesh started an organisation named Almighty Animal Care Trust in 2017 to help animals in a more organized and better manner. The organisation works to make the lives of the animals better by fighting for them legally, rescuing, vaccinating and sterilising them.
Through his organisation he hopes to spread awareness among the people about how animals are equally important in this universe and they too deserve respect in our society.