Abandoned, ailing German Shepherd rescued

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Abandoned, ailing German Shepherd rescued

Monday, 26 July 2021 | M FAIYAZ AHMAD | DALTONGANJ

A team of young boys and girls in Daltonganj have rescued a German Shepherd dog, possibly abandoned by his owners and left to die on the streets with maggots gradually eating into the helpless canine’s body.

This German Shepherd was destined to die, but Karan and Saloni, members of this group, cleaned the dog’s wounds, administered medicines and provided care until the recovered. 

Activists of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Plants have now put on adoption this once sick but now healthy German Shepherd.

Karan said, “We do not know till today as to how this German Shepherd was so alone in the streets here hungry and exhausted and none coming to claim it.” He said in covid time many dog keeping families had let loose their canines to fend for themselves in the streets as it was getting difficult for them to reach animal hospital for their treatment in the event of them falling sick.

Karan said this German Shepherd could be just one such cast away of the Covid's adverse effects.

Adopting a dog is no easy process, he said. “We only give away dogs to dependable families,” he said

As for this German Shepherd two calls have come for adoption, he said.

Jyoti, Anshika Srivastav, Saloni Singh and other members of this group of animal lovers which has rescued deadly snakes and rare birds in the district. Jyoti and her team are credited with rescuing a cobra once from a well in a tough situation.

This team of animal rescuers has been formed by one Anil Kumar Mishra, a retired IFS officer, sources said.

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