July 5, 2022

The sudden improve in temperature has not solely affected people but additionally birds and animals; 50 per cent extra birds have been admitted to the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals in Parel resulting from heatstroke in April in comparison with March.

In response to information, over 150 birds, together with kites, pigeons, cuckoos and crows, in addition to different birds, have been affected by dehydration and heatstroke. A complete of 30 birds have misplaced their lives, too. Senior medical doctors mentioned there was a temperature fluctuation, which has led to extra animals being admitted to the hospital.

“In March, 100 birds have been affected which has now risen to over 150. Furthermore this time extra instances have been reported than in 2019,” mentioned a physician.

Dr Mayur Dangar, supervisor of the hospital in Parel mentioned the variety of birds succumbing to scorching warmth has elevated previously few years. “We maintain them in a cool cage, hydrate them every now and then, and if wanted additionally maintain them on IV for restoration,” he mentioned.

Dangar added that it takes two to 3 days for them to recuperate, however many die, too. “Summer time months are powerful for animals, particularly stray canines, as they don’t have correct shelter. As a consequence of lack of water and house, animals are inclined to turn into extra irritated. Individuals ought to deal with their pets as nicely, because the summer season warmth could cause critical points,” Dangar added.

Animal rights activists claimed the urbanisation and chopping down of the bushes are the rationale for the birds and animals falling prey to warmth on this scorching summer season.

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Revealed on: Wednesday, Might 04, 2022, 11:49 PM IST