Iqra (Class 2) asked on her way back from Ashari “Why do we have to hurt the doggys on the road? They have feelings too, you know..” Cruelty and abuse towards animals is a common occurrence in many slum areas. Some do it out of fear while others out of ignorance. We visited Ashari (an animal shelter) to sensitise the children on the abuse and cruelty towards animals. The children met the injured animals, they interacted with the carers and even fed some of the animals.