The Madras High Court has asked the private companies to come forward and provide food for stray animals on the streets.
The High Court has said that a fund of Rs 10 lakh provided by the Governor has helped in the initial feeding of street animals. Chief Justice of Madras HC Sanjeev Banerjee has heard a case filed by Siva seeking food for stray animals, including stray dogs.
An animal welfare activist moved to the Madras high court last week, seeking to direct the MK Stalin government to take steps to protect the stray animals in the state and provide them food and water during the lockdown.
Following that the court came up with orders directing the Tamil Nadu State government to immediately release adequate funds to the Animal Husbandry Department for purchasing feed for community animals during the COVID-19 lockdown.