Dog, with its legs tied and left to die on the road, rescued
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Dog, with its legs tied and left to die on the road, rescued

August 29, 2019

Mysuru: A dog whose all four legs had been tightly tied and left on the road to die has been saved in city. 

The abandoned dog was fortunately rescued by a Good Samaritan and the canine has now been adopted and medical treatment is being provided.

Ajit Thandur, a resident of city, spotted the canine whose legs were tied and was abandoned on the Chamundi Hill Road while on his regular jog on Wednesday. 

Speaking to Star of Mysore this morning, he said that he was surprised to see the dog on the busy stretch. “I tried to shoo it away but  it did not move. Sensing something amiss, I went near the dog only to discover that all its four legs were tightly tied and that is why it could not move. I immediately ran up to the watchman of a house nearby and borrowed a blade and cut the ropes from the dog’s legs and requested the    watchman to keep an eye on the dog while I go and get my vehicle,” he said. 

Ajit said when he returned to the spot with his car to take the dog, he found it missing. “The dog was gone when I came back. Obviously the watchman had not bothered to keep an eye. I then started searching for it along the road and finally, found him exhausted and limping,” he said. 

Ajit revealed that the tightly bound strings had cut into the dog’s skin and he was in real pain and fear. “Also, it had injuries all over its body so I lifted the dog and made it sit in the boot of my vehicle and took him home,” he said. 

Photos on social media

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Later Ajit Thandur posted the photos of the dog and wrote about the incident on his runners group on social media when one of his running buddies expressed her willingness to take care of the dog. 

Ajit informed SOM that the dog, baptised ‘Lucky,’ has been treated by a Vet and will be spending the rest of his days running free at his friend’s factory grounds.

For now it remains a mystery why anyone would be so cruel as to tie up a helpless animal and abandon it on the road. 

Ajit Thandur

Canines for adoption  

The Mysuru unit of People For Animals (PFA) has over 150 dogs ready for adoption at its centre in SBM Layout, Bogadi. PFA is a non-profit organisation which provides shelter for sick and abandoned animals. 

Savitha Nagabhushan, Managing Trustee of PFA, told SOM that the 150 dogs are mostly Indian mongrels. 

“We try to place all adoptable animals in homes. The dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are de-wormed, vaccinated and tested before being put up for adoption. We are doing this service since the last nine years and we have rescued many   abandoned pets and have provided treatment and shelter at our centre. We welcome people to adopt the animals and make this world a better place for the voiceless creatures,” Savitha said.

She also added saying that if anyone feels an animal has to be rescued they can contact PFA on Ph: 0821-2598213 or Mob: +91-9845654429.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Dog, with its legs tied and left to die on the road, rescued”

  1. Govind Pai says:

    Lucky! Thanks to Ajit Tandur, luckier than a similarly named street dog, beaten to death by the watch men in Turf View Apartments of Worli, Mumbai, on instructions from a resident, Harshad Bhatia (apparently an “urban planner and architect”) for trying to take shelter in the building from the rain. That incident has triggered a movement to drastically increase the legal penalty for animal cruelty. Also, I would request Mr. Ajit Tandur or any other animal lover to start a facebook group (and share details in SOM) where we can inform and help each other when we come across animals in distress or being abused. I had requested Savita Nagubhushan to do this, but had no response. Rather than having a single source of support, we would have a community, with people in different geographical areas. Such groups are very effective in cities like Mumbai.
    I know there are much more difficult problems of abuse of people, children, old people, women etc but both kindness (as well as cruelty) often starts with animals and this group can reach out beyond just cruelty to animals.

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