Meet Hassan Fayyaz, a student at a veterinary school who became a hero to stray animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Savior for the speechless
Ever since the COVID-19 epidemic hit the world, a number of services have been discontinued, businesses have closed their doors, and the majority of individuals living in shanty towns and the suburbs have continued to go hungry at least once each day. According to the World Food Programmed of the United Nations, the number of people who are at risk of starvation due to a lack of access to sufficient food is predicted to skyrocket to 265 million in 2020, which is an increase of 130 million from the 135 million who were at risk in 2019.
Saviour for those who are unable of talking
Hassan's primary concern during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak was for the animals who had been abandoned and how well they would fare. He said, "The only source of sustenance for the vagrants is the scraps of food that people living on the side streets offer them. They get their food from the garbage cans that are located outside of people's homes. If individuals don't leave their houses, there won't be any food for these homeless people ". After that, Hassan had the epiphany that he should do something for them.
Because he was studying to become a veterinarian, he saw it as his responsibility to assist the needy strays by providing them with food on a regular basis. He did this in the spirit of a good Samaritan. I'd like to thank his mom and dad.
They got him a puppy that they called Oscar while he was in the second grade. When he first told his parents about his intention to become a veterinarian, they argued about her choice. When asked about the endeavor, he stated, "The inaccessibility of the food in the locations where they discovered it in the past has had me thinking that someone has to step up to do something about it."
Hassan began by providing food for fifty strays, but by the end of the lockdown, he was providing food for three hundred and fifty strays every day.
In order to provide food for the stray animals, he traveled to as many regions of Pakistan as he could, including South Pakistan and Central Pakistan. He also prepared banners with a message that indicated that strays do not transmit the COVID-19 virus, and they begged people to help those that were innocent. This was done so that he could reach a wider audience.
Hassan's posters quickly gained lakhs of views across social media after going viral in a short amount of time. Hassan received assistance in spreading his message even from Bollywood actors. "I'm glad to everyone who shared the images," he said, expressing his gratitude to all of the supporters who had been a helping hand throughout her campaign. "I'm grateful to everyone who shared the pictures."
Hassan took to social media to appeal to the residents of the regions that he was unable to access, asking for assistance in locating sources of food for the dogs that had been abandoned there. And it was a successful attempt.
Nevertheless, there were some investigations that suggested that canines might be susceptible to infection with the virus. In light of this information, we questioned Hassan about the matter, and he quickly responded by saying, "There were many fake articles online that indicated the opposite and got so much further by dumping the pets at their home."
he stated, in reference to the guidelines for safety, "The only safety measures I took were washing my hands frequently and wearing protective gear like masks and gloves while I worked. I believe that if the animals had transmitted the COVID-19 virus to me, I would have passed away a long time ago. And were urged to refer, for more information on the same, to the website of the WHO"
Cox Business News staff Writer
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