Mangaluru: A man who has been providing food for stray dogs for the past 15 years is now facing a financial crisis. Rajesh Bannur of Puttur in Dakshina Kannada District, who is working as a paper agent and a public representative, is now seeking help from donors to take care of the dogs.
He also takes care of his health, including feeding more than 150 dogs every day, and spends over Rs. 1,500 a day on dogs. Unable to bear the plight of the dogs, Rajesh Bannur has decided to stop the work of providing food.
Due to human negligence, people often don’t care about stray dogs and neglect them even after knowing their needs. But it wouldn’t be wrong to say that after Rishab Shetty’s Charlie 777 hit the screens, the concern for dogs has increased a bit. But almost 15 years ago, even before the release of the movie, Rajesh Bannur of Puttur in Dakshina Kannada District was a person who saw these stray dogs as members of his family.
Bannur is also involved in politics. He has been a member of the municipality several times and a one-time President. Presently, he is not active in politics and is working as a paper agent. He knows all the dogs across Puttur City. That’s why a group of dogs surrounds Rajesh Bannur wherever he goes.
Rajesh is now in a dilemma of not being able to let go of this friendship that has grown up for nearly 15 years.
Some acquaintances are also cooperating and helping Bannur to the best of their ability to help him continue this service. Though he decided to stop feeding the dogs several times, he postponed his decision out of his love for dogs. However, this time he has reached a point where he cannot manage it and has sought the help of society. Bannur’s wish is that street dogs can be taken care of without any difficulty, especially if social service organisations come forward.