By Poornima Desai
Do Fairy-tale endings really exist? Well, little Braveheart’s case does make one think that they exist. On reading about little Braveheart (the plucky puppy with no front limbs), a wonderfullycompassionate couple came forward to adopt him and drove all the way across the city on a rainy day for that purpose. It did not matter to
them even a little bit that the puppy was imperfect. All they wanted was to give him a place in their hearts and home. The meeting was one that would bring tears to the sternest of eyes. The moment little Braveheart saw his future parents, he went to them like he had known them all his life, his trust in them was complete. And in return, was enveloped in warmth and love. Now, Lucky (as Braveheart is now called) resides with his new family and one can indeed say “they lived happily ever after”.
Heavy rain and squall during this monsoon are causing untold misery to the inmates of Krupa. The open canopy shelters at Krupa are inadequate in providing protection to the animals from rain and the dogs get drenched and soaked in the squall. There is an urgent need to extend the width of these canopies to protect the animals. This requires several asbestos cement sheets and iron work. We appeal to all compassionate people who have seen this problem at Krupa and others to help us financially to undertake this job. The estimate cost of the work would be around Rs.40,000. We appeal for urgent help. Please contact Rajan @ 7829816208.
This little puppy in the picture is indeed a symbol of courage and determination. As is evident from the picture, it has a congenital deformity in that its front two legs are missing. But this handicap has not any way deterred this adorable little creature who has taken it in its stride and is learning to live with it. It is indeed heart-wrenching to watch the puppy trying to walk with only its two hind limbs. The puppy is otherwise healthy and active.
This two month old puppy was admitted at Krupa Animal Hospital a few weeks ago with severe dog bite wounds on its abdomen and thighs. The puppy was critical for sometime but its will to survive triumphed. Now the wounds are healing though the lower back is paralyzed. The wounds are dressed regularly and every effort is being made to see if the puppy can walk again. The puppy is active and craves human love and affection.
This pet dog with collar intact was found abandoned on the footpath early one morning. Kind residents tried to feed it but it would not
eat anything and it was too weak to even lift up its head. It was then shifted to Krupa Animal Hospital. Routine blood test revealed a highly infected liver condition which might have been the reason the callous master had deserted his pet. The dog is now undergoing treatment and showing slight signs of improvement though not yet out of danger. Hundreds of such unfortunate dogs, being abandoned, are aimlessly roaming the streets with hunger, thirst and the constant fear of attack by street dogs. Who will take care of them?