Companies like PetPal, which provide doorstep delivery of pet food and accessories, are also trying to educate anxious pet parents.

“We are ensuring regular dissemination of emails/SMS’s with the latest information to avoid any misconception and keeping our pet parents updated,” said Srivatsava Gorthy, founder of Petpal. “We have also begun an initiative of feeding stray dogs and cats by our delivery executives.”

The forgotten animals, it seems, are hanging on to this thin ray of hope.

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