Animal rescuers are constantly trying to undo the years of abuse and neglect that animals have faced at the hands of humans. They are on their feet to rescue distressed animals at any time of the day after a phone call or even a message. These hidden angels are indulged in valuable service towards these voiceless animals. They rescue, treat and feed them until they are ready to get back up on their feet. The next step is finding them a loving home and family to take care of them. Some of the many people that we have featured are Smrity Dua, Manisha Debnath, Haroop Singh, Sukanya etc. One such avid rescuer is Jigna Hiten Modasia, the founder of Rainbow Animal Aid.
Who Is Jigna Hiten?
Jigna Hiten is an animal rescuer based in Diu who has dedicated her life to help strays and provide them a comfortable life. Jigna is the only person in the whole of Diu who has a registered animal rescue foundation and so whenever there is any case Jigna is the one to be approached by the locals. Her initial concerns were that Diu did not have a proper veterinary clinic for the treatment of animals so Jigna has to travel for 4 hours everyday to provide the injured animals treatment and basic aid. Her efforts are not quite recognised in Diu due to lack of awareness among people, she frequently comes upon cases like atrocities being committed by the locals or selling animals on sites like OLX. She regularly feeds more than 200 dogs and is a pet parent to 39 rescued Indies.
What Does She Do?
Right now Jigna doesn’t have a shelter yet but her plan is to establish one so that she can look after multiple pets at once. She conducts feeding drives, spraying and neuter programs, vaccination drives, adoption drives and most importantly they believe in #AdoptDontShop. Jigna is one wilful woman who continues to feed dogs even after repeated troubles with the society community and the normal people. She doesn’t give up and wants to help these animals in whatever way she can. Her efforts did not go in vain as she is now recognised by other fellow rescuers and the general public to aspire to be her and follow in her footsteps.