Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the State Animal Helpline – 1962– for protection of stray and abandoned animals. Now anybody can call in the number 1962 to report incidents where animals in need of help.
The toll free helpline will extend veterinary services through animal ambulances in 11 urban areas of the state. The helpline number will be functional 24×7. Now citizens can make a call either on 1962 or 155333 to help out stray animals in need of help.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also inaugurated the tele veterinary service and launched the animal resources mapping initiative.
On this occasion the CM urged people to provide succour to stray animals in distress.