This cute little puppy in the picture was found by the rescuer, trapped underneath a construction cement block. He managed to extricate the puppy and brought it to Krupa Animal Hospital. The pup was in a semi-conscious state and in great pain. It is unable to lift up its head which could be the result of an injury to the neck. The pup is under treatment and it is hoped that it will recover as it has shown some improvement in the past few days.
Month: April 2014
Bernie, the adorable St.Bernard was found abandoned three months ago on the road in a very pitiable state. A good Samaritan saw it and brought him to Krupa. A wound in the abdomen was noticed. Bernie was treated and nurtured back to good health. He was transformed in to a majestic, yet a bubbly dog. There were so many takers for him and we were careful in selecting the right home. Obviously we did not want him to undergo the same trauma which he suffered from his previous ‘owner’. At last a kind family with a spacious home wanted Bernie. After much deliberation we gave Bernie to the kind people. He is happy and comfortable in his new home as you can see in the pic.
The four little puppies in the picture were brought to Krupa Animal Hospital when they were just a few days old. Their mother had been killed in an accident and the little pups were hungry and cold. They had not even opened their eyes. They were squealing and crying continuously. They were made warm and feeding was undertaken by means of a feeding bottle. Now, three weeks later, they are growing up well. One has already been adopted and we hope that the others too would be lucky enough. All the pups are healthy and active.
The dog in the picture was brought to Krupa Loving Animals with one hind leg in a rotting condition – the result of an accident left untreated. As there was no hope of saving the leg, it was duly amputated. Meanwhile a blood test revealed that the dog had highly infected kidneys. Consequently treatment for bringing down the infection of the kidneys was taken up by the doctors and the cheerful news is that two weeks of intense treatment succeeded in overcoming the infection. The dog has now resumed eating on its own and the amputated stump is also healing.
This unfortunate street dog was presented at Krupa Animal Hospital a few days ago. It had a mammary tumor which had got ripped apart as a speeding vehicle had hit it in the pelvic region. Consequently the dog became paralysed waist downwards. After his condition gets stabilized, the tumor removal will be undertaken. Treatment for the paralysis is also going on with the hope that the patient will recover. There are several similar cases where the animals undergo pain and misery. Every effort is taken to keep them comfortable. More than treatment they require kindness and love which animal lovers like you can provide. Visit us and bring them solace and relief.
The cat in the picture is a beautiful Persian cat called Sherkhan. He was brought to Krupa Animal Hospital in a pitiable condition. He was paralysed waist down and could barely crawl along. Now six months later, with dedicated care and treatment by the caretaker and doctors and good food, he has regained a good amount of his movement. He can now jump down from a height and moves around quite well. We are now on the lookout for a loving family to adopt him. You may call Poornima @ 9880563690 Rajan @ 7829816208.
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that’s hardly the term that many people would choose to employ when describing the mangy mongrels that roam the streets. However, these stray dogs may not deserve their reputation as trouble-makers, according to research published recently.
“Though dogs in India have lived outside of human homes for centuries, and have also been used for hunting, they have not undergone the usual domestication process to become exclusively pets as in most developed countries,” observe Anindita Bhadra of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata and two of her students in a Current Science paper.
The free-ranging dogs lived singly or in small groups on the street, relying on garbage and scraps of food people provide. Consequently, these animals were efficient scavengers and removed a large part of the rubbish that humans dumped.
For their research published in Current Science, Dr. Bhadra and her students walked the roads at IISER Kolkata’s Mohanpur campus and the township of Kalyani in West Bengal as well as at the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bangalore, taking note of the dogs they came across. These surveys, done over three years, recorded 1,941 dog sightings.
The street dogs were lazing about much of the time. They spent only a small part of the day in active interactions with each other or with humans. Of the interactions recorded by the researchers, close to 85 per cent were with other dogs.
“We were quite surprised at the extremely low levels of aggressiveness” displayed by the street dogs, Dr. Bhadra told this correspondent. There was little of such behaviour even between animals and none at all towards humans.
Of the 32 interactions seen between dogs and humans, about half involved gestures of submission from the former, such as tail-wagging and begging for food, according to the paper. “Thus, this analysis does not support the general notion of free-ranging dogs being aggressive, unfriendly animals that are a constant source of nuisance to people on the streets of India.”
While it was true that many street dogs were rabid and dog bites do occur, “these are not regular incidents as perceived by some,” the researchers remarked. “We would like to argue that the solution to dog-human conflict is not culling, but efficient management of garbage and rabies in the country, and a positive attitude towards the animals that are otherwise known to be man’s best friend.”
–The Hindu 3-4-2014