This three month old puppy in the picture was like any other pup of
her kind – homeless, orphaned, wandering alone in the streets, finally
rescued and brought to an animal hospital. Nothing much to look
forward to in life – or so one thought. For one fine day, luck smiled
on her and changed her life forever. A kind family came along with the
intention of adopting an orphaned pup, saw this little pup and it was
love at first sight. Little Hachiko (as she is now called) presently
resides with her new family and is evident from the picture, showered
with love and affection.
The dog in the picture was presented at Krupa Animal Hospital with a
severe skin condition. As a result of scratching and biting itself, it
had bleeding wounds all over its body especially the head and face.
The treatment commenced which included topical application of lotion
and also oral medication. Three weeks later, the wounds have healed
and the dog is now quite comfortable. It is likely to be discharged in
another two weeks’ time.
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.