An NGO looking after the welfare of stray animals will launch an intense campaign urging people not to spray colours on stray dogs and cats during Holi.
The members of National Cadet Corps (NCC) will perform a drama at Ganipur High School in South 24-Parganas to create awareness among students.
Susmita Roy, a spokesman of the NGO said the organisation had planned to create awareness among the students of Bengali medium schools--run, aided or sponsored by the state government.
The campaign will start from New Town, Rajarhat. It will be an hour programme where a video will be shown to make school children aware of the surrounding.
Roy said to minimise the abuse on stray animals, awareness drives involving school children was very effective. She said they will also campaign on adaptation of stray dogs and cats.
The Holi colours often cause skin eruption which makes animals scratch the affected areas and causes infection.
Roy expressed concern over the rent trend to abandon pets. “We have recovered Labaros, German Shepherd, Doberman, Sptiz and even Great Dane from various areas in the city. Pet animals get badly injured after being attacked by stray dogs. They fail to recover from the injuries and die.”
Roy has urged people to get in touch with NGOs or shelter homes if they fail to take care of their pets.