Sporsho, a Non-profit organisation in Silchar, whose motto is “Touch the Animals” to work for the welfare of street animals, and strictly stand against animal cruelty. The founder of the organisation is Mr Sushanta Roy who started this good will journey from 4th September 2018 and it consists of almost 35 members.
Starting from rescuing to providing houses and timely medication to the street animals Sporsho, had given their best so far and will continue doing with the support of locals. They raise funds by means of donations and conduct ‘Feeding sessions’ once a week for the animals with the help of donations and sponsorships. They have been awarded from many NGOs for the selfless service and attained recognition from many media houses. It’s a first-of-its-kind Animal NGO in Silchar.
The secretary, Ms Aparajita Chakraborty said, “It wasn’t planned at all. Each of us own a pet at home and we are always kind to the animals but never planned to do something like this before. It all started once when my younger sister spotted and ailing dog near Ambikapatty. His head was injured and he was running in the streets and screaming out of agony. She called me and at once I reached there. We contacted our vet and he started his treatment. One of our close friend provided us shelter and the treatment was started immediately. It took a couple of weeks for his wounds to heal and then we were lucky to find his owner. We are happy to see him living happily with them.And right after this incident with decided to start an animal welfare and then the whole process started. And today with the help of many like-minded youths, we are a group who is giving its best towards the cause.”
The utmost need of Sporsho at present is financial assistance for fulfilling the need of shelter and treatment which has an expenditure of more than Rs 4000 per case. They not only work for the street dogs but also run out for help without giving a second thought for the abandoned pet animals. Permission for performing many rallies and conducting feeding sessions has been given during the lock down but they have not received any financial help from the Government yet.
The main aim of the organisation is to get a shelter for the ailing and abandoned animals where they can be treated and requested the local people to contact them whenever they find any injured or wounded animal on the street via the number provided in their Facebook page. Sporsho shared their happiness regarding the co-oporation they got from the locals during any rally, sessions or adoption of stray animals and urged people that in case any animal emergency, none should wait for any NGO, instead take the animal to the nearby Hospital or Vet and make sure that the animal is provided with all the necessary help.