PR Pushpa has donned various roles in life. From milk farming, she taxi driver, auto driver to seizing stray dogs, she has done it all. These days she is keen on bringing the stray dogs home and taking care of them.
In fact, there are strays that run towards the direction of her milk farm office the minute they hear the sound of her autorickshaw. She would be ready to feed them bottled milk. When she went to visit the Veterinary Hospital at Kunnukkara to show her cows, she saw the doctor taking care of dogs and she felt a fondness for them.
Soon, she started helping the doctor in treating dogs. When the local Panchayath started catching stray dogs, she took over.
She has seized over 100 stays, sterilized them, and deposited them at homes. They were ensnared by keeping meat inside the cages. But once she saw how they were killed, she stopped capturing them. There are around 15 dogs under Pushpa’s care now. Earlier she used to have around 25 of them.
The dogs would wait eagerly for Pushpa to return home as she would bring ice-creams for them. She takes care of her hens, ducks, and cows like her own children. She will not discard aged cows and once took care of a sick cow for two months. She lives with her unmarried siblings.