70-year-old woman takes care of over 60 street dogs in Kerala’s Kottayam

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70-year-old woman Rukminiamma does her best to feed and house over 60 street dogs from around her neighbourhood at her small roadside home in Kodimatha, despite her meagre income

 

An elderly woman in Kerala's Kottayam has taken up the task of caring for street dogs in her area.

70-year-old woman Rukminiamma does her best to feed and house over 60 street dogs from around her neighbourhood at her small roadside home in Kodimatha, despite her meagre income.

According to her, some of these dogs have been rescued from the street, others just turned up around the neighbourhood and came to her home. Most of them are injured and handicapped

“Sometimes people drop off dogs at my house at night. I have been bitten many times but I love each one of them and continue to take care of them," Rukminiamma, quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

Rukminiamma lives near Kodimatha Kottayam on a roadside in a small house. Her daughter works at a petrol pump, and with the little income
 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI

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