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Odisha Couple Feeds around 500 Stray Dogs to Celebrate Their Wedding

Odisha couple feeds around 500 stray dogs.
(Credit: Twitter/ NDTV)

Odisha couple feeds around 500 stray dogs. (Credit: Twitter/ NDTV)

Two days before their marriage, the couple visited a local animal rescue organisation, Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra (AWTE), and donated food items and medicines to animals.

A couple in Odisha celebrated their wedding by feeding around 500 stray dogs in association with an animal welfare organisation.

Eureka Apta, an independent filmmaker, and his dentist wife, Joana, dedicated their wedding to a noble cause, reports the New Indian Express.

Two days before their marriage, the couple visited a local animal rescue organisation, Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra (AWTE), and donated food items and medicines to animals.

On the day of their marriage, September 25, AWTE fed 500 stray dogs with the couple’s donation. They also made donations to the NGO’s animal shelter, that take care of many rescued animals.

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The marriage took place at a tiny village temple in Nuagaon near Tangi, and the shelter home there distributed a mixture of rice and non-vegetarian items to the stray dogs.

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Apta said that they have been massively inspired by the works of the animal welfare association. Hence, after spending a courtship of three years, they decided to get married in a small celebration while making sure they donate the sum for a noble cause, reports NDTV.

The couple also said that the act was in the honour of the groom’s mother and the bride’s grandmother, both of whom passed away in 2017.

Recalling their story, Apta said it was only when they had first encountered the sight of disabled and abandoned hybrid animals at the shelter, they were immensely impacted by it.

Making their first visit to the shelter home, they decided to help the welfare association flourish on their wedding day.

In another such incident, a Denver woman got injured while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy, reported New York Post.

What happened was that the woman had gone for hiking with friends where a three-month-old dog fell 15 feet down from a cliff. The woman, 25, and her friends found that the dog named Blue had got stuck in a narrow chute at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado.

She rushed to the dog to help it and in her attempt to save the pet, the woman lost her balance and tumbled down the cliffside. When she ran to the dog to rescue it, her friends reached a point below the narrow chute to save the dog in case it fell.

While falling from the cliff, the woman accidently dragged a friend standing below the narrow chute. She tumbled at least 30 feet before inadvertently taking along her friend. The two together slipped another 20 feet.

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