This lockdown has been hard for a lot of people, but sometimes we do forget that it's hard for the animals as well.
But Kerala High court did realize it and allowed a cat owner to travel after he fought tooth and nail to provide for his pets during the coronavirus lockdown.
This gentleman in Kerala applied for a vehicle pass so he could travel to Kochi to purchase biscuits for his cats. It wasn't granted. I'm pretty sure the person who turned it down didn't give it much of a thought.— SK (@sruthijith) April 6, 2020
Our man went to the Kerala High Court!
The cat-owner and petitioner N Prakash who has three cats filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court asking them to grant permission to purchase Meo-Persian biscuits for his 3 cats.
Initially denied a pass by the Kerala police, N Prakash moved the High Court just so his cat babies don't go hungry.
He adorably fought tooth and nail so his kitties don't suffer in lockdown.
In the writ petition, the cat daddy mentioned that since he and his family are vegetarians and non-veg food is not cooked in his house, one 7kg packet of 'Me-O Persian' would be sufficient for the cats for three weeks.
He also stated that under Sections 3 and 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, right to get food and shelter is a guaranteed right for domesticated animals.
Twitter too found this adorable.
Purrfect 🥳— Varun (@airravata) April 6, 2020
Just lovely.— jyotsna mohan (@jyotsnamohan) April 6, 2020
The cats are lucky to have a cat dad like Mr. Prakash. Sending purrs, tail loops and eye winks for Mr. Prakash ~ 💕🐈💕— Samir & Oreo the Cat (@samirkapoor1971) April 7, 2020
The high court sure did avert a catastrophe.