Raised with pets during childhood, actress Rochelle Rao has always been an animal lover.
Rochelle has taken her love of animals up a notch and has joined social initiatives over the years to prevent animal cruelty and ensure their well-being.
Recently, Rochelle has joined an NGO that caters to the needs of stray animals and will be giving a digital talk with a reputable animal therapist to talk about responsible pet ownership. “The virtual talk I will be giving will shed light on the importance of being a responsible pet owner. People these days are getting pets home for a variety of reasons, but unfortunately, showing dog or cat breeds from abroad has become more of a trend, which must stop! Bringing a pet home is tantamount to having your own child, and they need to be cared for in some way. They have their own needs and emotions that should take precedence over anyone who has a pet. So I am happy to have the opportunity to discuss these topics through digital media, which is one of the best media at the moment to bring these topics to the fore, ”Rochelle said.
Through the lecture, Rochelle would also like to emphasize that pets are great healers for people who are going through emotional and mental problems. “Few are aware that animals can be the best therapists for people with internal problems, which I want to uncover with our animal. -assisted specialist guidance during the interview. For example, many people who suffer from depression, especially in the past year, have responded very well to spending time with a specially trained pet that can help calm their minds. Just a few hours of interacting with these pets has been successful in taking these people’s thoughts off and putting a smile on their face. In fact, there is a lot more that these pets can do like help the sightless, assist the elderly and bring so much more into someone’s life and help them recover, which is great! Hosting this session will also be a great learning process for me, and I look forward to making people more aware of the happiness we have with these beautiful creatures in our lives, ”Rochelle concludes.