People for Animals Trust (PFAT) was set up in 2007 in response to the many animals in the Faridabad region who were in desperate need of proper care. There are 40,000 stray dogs in Faridabad alone. The shelter has been recognised across India for their fantastic work, campaigning for animal rights and working to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured animals.
Like Wild at Heart Foundation, PFAT believes in the importance of sterilisation and education initiatives. So when we met their founder, Ravi Dubey, at our Monmouth St Pop-Up Shop in 2019, we were in awe of his passion and only too eager to help.
Ravi recognised that lockdown would be difficult on stray animals too, who have come to rely on the feeding routes that Ravi’s team provide. They received special exemption from local authorities, which allowed them to resume feeding routes throughout lockdown. This not only served as a lifeline to the many dogs and puppies that roam Faridabad, but also for the cows, monkeys and donkeys.