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Feeding stray dogs in Besant Nagar


Every day, from 9.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m, Janani Krishnamurthy walks to the Elliots Beach in Besant Nagar and lets out a whistle. As if on cue, a pack of stray dogs run to her wagging their tails, some fawn on her, and some snuggle up to her. Since the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, Janani has been feeding around eight packs of dogs, nearly 50 stray dogs, along the beach. Of these, she is familiar with 17 since 2015.

“I chose the night-time to feed these canines, because another group is taking care of ...


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