#KeralaFloods: Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma donate to support strays in flood-affected areas
Bollywood stars have come out in full force to do their bit for God’s Own Country in the wake of the floods that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people and left thousands homeless. While some of them have donated in cash and kind, others have urged their fans through their social media handles to support the locals in their time of crisis. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have not only come forward to help the victims but also the distraught animals who are suffering due to this tragedy. A source says, “Anushka and Virat got in touch with their respective teams and immediately pledged support to the relief fund, so that aid could reach the people of Kerala. Moreover, they are sponsoring a truck loaded with food and medicines to help the animals in crisis.”
The power couple has teamed up with a local NGO and is assisting to send rescue teams comprising eight members for rehab and treatment. The source adds, “They will look at rescuing strays in Kerala and the protection of wildlife. They want to provide support and care to the animals that are in need of urgent help.”
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad-based Humane Society International/India has set up an emergency helpline to coordinate animal rescue in Kerala. It is collaborating with Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), based in Bengaluru, for rescue efforts in Karnataka’s hill district, Coorg.