by Milimo Namangala
Dasher was rescued from Children who were stoning him, despite being in a critical condition infested with ticks and suffering from poor nutrition. Unfortunately, children cultivating a habit of stoning animals, such as dogs and cats, in communities is seen as a norm by them. They lack understanding of the idea that animals have feelings, experience emotions, and feel pain. It is concerning that they feel no remorse or empathy for dogs in such conditions.
This situation highlights the urgent need for sensitization programs to make the lives of these furry friends much safer in harsh environments. In places where a child’s perception of dogs means more harm than good, organizations like the Cactus Foundation for Animals step in to rescue and care for these animals.