As soon as they learnt about Nivar and Burevi cyclones, the animal rescuers immediately began preparations. From the past experience, they expected certain trends to repeat themselves. Rather than cattle, the high-risk animals were stray dogs and cats. Typically, rescuers depend on locals to assist them to protect strays by taking them into their apartment complexes or houses during landfall of the cyclone. But the pandemic has put many people on edge, they add.