Software engineer who takes care of 735 dogs
Now a days most of the children and aged parents are abandoned by their near and dear ones. But a software engineer Rakesh Shukla from Bengaluru is taking care of more than 735 dogs. Don’t think that he is taking care of the best breeds and this is not his hobby. Shukla has found his life in looking after the dogs that no body wants. When he entered into the farm house dogs were seen everywhere, yelping, barking and jumping with joy. He loved them who have no words to say their joy or pain. Shukla is very happy to see them licking and nuzzling him. Dogs were kept in a three and a half acre farm. There are Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Beagles, Dachshunds, Rottweilers and a pug. There are mongrels. Most of them are stay dogs and some are abandoned by their owners because of their age and sickness. He is proud to be called as Dog Father and treats them as his kids and calls himself as papa. First he started bringing them home which were abandoned when his wife protested he set up a farm for the dogs that are old, ailing and unwanted in Doddballapur town in Karnataka. He spends more than 45 thousand rupees daily to feed them. 10 are employed to cook 200 kgs of chicken and 200 kgs of rice daily. Shukla said that he gets 93% of funds from the animal lovers. Even though there were many complaints against his farm to be closed he never gave up to concede their demands. He affectionately says that they can only part when they kick the bucket.