“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

Beena Mohapatra, a domestic maid from Kolkata  feeds 35 dogs in her locality. We are glad to come across a story with striking similarity. This picture was making rounds across a lot of groups and Facebook’s Animals – Facts and Anecdotes thought of putting up this story, which we are sharing here…

Our planet can still be considered as an average place to live. All credit goes to the Almighty who handpicked a few messengers to service mankind and other neglected species. One such messengers exist in the city of, Calcutta.

No matter how strange it may sound but some of the richest people on earth who are gifted with almost everything do not have the heart to feed a starving animal outside their house. If you think the act of this street urchin is a real act of humanity, share this story with the world.

She is a street urchin, but gifted with a heart of gold. She hasn’t got any clue what tomorrow has in store for her, yet she is brave enough to make the most out of today. She is a happy-go-lucky soul and this little puppy is like a son to her. Both of them are just inseparable and this picture literally translates the very thoughtful quote of the Marilyn Monroe who once said, “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

Beena Mohapatra, aged 55 years is a domestic maid by profession. Out of her meagre income she feeds 35 dogs with 2 full meals in a day. Her dedication towards the strays is evident from the fact that she carries 4 buckets of fish, starch & leftovers from nearby market areas and then takes the effort of cooking them for the stray animals. This is not just a display of tremendous hard work, but also a green concept where nothing in the environment is allowed to go waste. A bunch of animal lovers in the area support her cause by occasionally providing her with rice, medicines and other necessities. But her struggle continues every single day with residents who don’t like her feeding the stray dogs and create some problem or the other. It’s the grit and determination of this poor lady which has kept her going all this while. Affectionately called as ‘Beena Mashi’ by her supporters, she holds a fair amount of knowledge about veterinary medicines that she would need to handle a canine emergency. Given the choice of living with any one of her 2 sons – a farmer and driver respectively, Beena Mashi has chosen to live in her ramshackle house just to serve the mute animals of her lane.
What would you call such a person – angel, god sent messenger or an evangelist? Any adjectives used to define her persona will be an understatement. Salutations to this greater being. Long live Beena Mohapatra, may God always be there by your side. Share this story to tell the world that our planet is still a better place

9 Comments on ““Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”

  1. Dear Vasudha,

    Thanks to Jaagruti
    I’m so much glad to receive your messages and also I’m grateful to you to give such kind of informations towards us,it’s truly amazing.



  2. Sharing with Gratitude to Bina Mashi who represents the best of humanity. Thank you, Vasudha, for your upholding of the highest of ethics and moral behavior we can aspire to.


  3. Dear Editors

    I am the page owner of Animals – Facts and Anecdotes. This picture has got a wrong caption. Beena Mashi’s story is totally different. She is a domestic maid from Kolkata and this lady is an urchin from the streets of Delhi.

    Thanks for giving due credit to my page. Feel free to post the story of Beena Mashi too…

    Abhishek Bhowmick


  4. This is the actual post on Beena Mashi. The above picture is of a street urchin from Delhi. I am the page owner of Animals – Facts and Anecdotes. If you want you can share the above story in your website


    Abhishek Bhowmick


  5. Pingback: Beena Mohapatra | The woman with a heart of gold | DogExpress

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