It’s not easy to go back to school when you’ve already earned your degree. Being a grad student is not a joke, as being an adult with other responsibilities can be hectic. However, for Angeela Shrestha, she had no choice but to make room for an extra-curricular activity that is worth every ounce of effort.
Shrestha is a grad student at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is originally from Nepal, and she’s living in the United States for the sole purpose of studying. Well, that was at least what she and her parents had planned for her relocation from across the globe.
It all started with a horrifying video. Shrestha was surfing the internet one day and came across a video of Nepalese cops who killed a stray dog with sticks in public. A despicable act that no dog, nor any other animal should ever experience. Shrestha is a dog mom herself, and this horrible video definitely broke her heart.
But it did not break her spirit. In fact, that terrible event inspired to do something about the stray dogs in Nepal. In third world countries, stray dogs have a much grim fate than the ones here in the United States. Some of them are rescued, but most of them are collected and killed.
Since Shrestha was living in the United States, she knew that she is in a good position to help the stray dogs back in her home country. In Nepal, there is an estimate of 30,000 stray dogs roaming the streets, and a high percentage of these dogs will be euthanized once captured.
So Shrestha started a GoFundMe to help rescue these poor pups from certain death, and she even started a free health clinic for stray dogs. Shrestha also reached out to her schoolmates and other rescue groups for cash donations and supplies, which she will bring home with her every time she flies to Nepal.
Credits: KMTV 3 News Now