Trivandrum: Crowds thronged 17 stalls selling unique designer wear and accessories on Independence Day. Their aim was to improve the quality of life for all needy animals by raising funds that could save the lives of homeless pets and promote healthy relationships between people and pets.
‘The Fair For Care’, organized by the Trivandrum branch of People For Animals (PFA) at Christ Church Centenary Hall, Palayam was a unique opportunity for philanthropists to express their love for animals.
“The rescue center of the PFA in Trivandrum is in a very bad state. We need a lot of financial support to take care of these under privileged animals. It is time for the government to take some responsibility,” said Chitra Iyer, PFA Volunteer and singer.
The festival had stalls with designer sarees, salwar kameez, kurthis, home appliances and home decors at affordable prices.
“We are happy that a lot of people are pouring in since they all know that we are conducting this for charity. This fair would be a great fund raiser for the PFA to provide basic health care and veterinary treatment for the needy animals,” said Leela Latheef, Secretary, PFA.
The stalls were all set up by women entrepreneurs in the city, including Pet 4 Pat and Lavender Designer Wear.
“It was really interesting to know that the PFA is organising a distinctive fair to care for animals. Animals are also an important part of the society. We should whole-heartedly support, care and protect these innocent creatures from being abandoned and tortured,” said Lathika, a visitor at the exhibition hall.
According to the organizers ‘Fair For Care’ is the first of its kind in the city. “The main idea behind it was to generate funds to conserve endangered and threatened animals and reduce the occurrence of homelessness, mistreatment and euthanasia of companion animals by supporting adoption, training and spaying/neutering. We also want to strengthen the capacity of PFA carrying out this work,” said the organisers.