Popularly known as the ‘Dog lady of Delhi’, 62-year-old Pratima Devi is a rag picker who takes care of 400 stray dogs. Living in a house made of tin and torn rugs, Pratima lives with 120 dogs and spends her days feeding and nursing them.
Living in south Delhi’s Saket neighbourhood for over three decades now, Pratima spends all her earnings in looking after over her 400 canine friends. “I look after over 400 dogs – about 200 around my home. Others are scattered in the courtyard of the PVR complex up to J-block. My dogs never bite.
Mother of three children who have grown up and live in their native village, Pratima wants to continue living in the burgeoning city and look after her dogs.
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