Thoubal: In what could be termed as a major relief for the animal lovers, the People For Animal (PFA), Manipur with the help from some noble hearted people have rescued a civet cat, a leopard cat and an Indian Scops Owl within a couple of days from each other.
A press statement signed by PFA Manipur Managing Trustee L. Biswajeet Meitei stated that on Sunday, one Kshetrimayum Robert from Mayang Imphal had informed PFA that a stray injured civet cat was spotted at the road side of Mayang Imphal main highway. He brought back the animal and handed it over to the officer in charge of Mayang Imphal Police Station Inspector O. Joymangol on the same day.
The rescued animal are now at the animal shelter of PFA in complete safety and will be released with the permission of Chief Wildilife Warden of Forest Department after recovery from injuries, added the release.
It was also informed that on Monday, one Khundrakpam Romesh from Heirok Part-I, Thoubal District spotted a young leopard cat while he was collecting straws from a nearby field. He brought the leopard and handed the animal over to Heirok Police Station. Later, the additional SP (Ops)/Thoubal District Police Lakshya Sharma and OC/Heirok Police Station N. Premjit handed over the same to PFA.
PFA will try to rejoin the young leopard with its mother and siblings if possible. If it does not happen then PFA will bring it up at its animal shelter home till it gets maturity, the release informed.
On Monday itself, an Indian Scops Owl was handed over to PFA by one Singam Romio from Moirang Sari of Thoubal Wangkhem, the release added.