Puppy Almost Dies, Saved By Mumbai Firefighters [News]
11 Jun 2014
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A three-week-old pup had been stuck inside a manhole in Oshiwara, Mumbai for three days straight. Passers-by heard its barking and whimpering but no one stopped to help.
After three days of suffering, the puppy found its rescuer. Anirban Bhattacharya, a television producer, heard the pup’s cries late in the night and called many animal rescue organisations, but they all declined. No volunteer was able to come at that hour. So the next morning Anirban went to check up on the dog and found that its barks had become even weaker, its energy was fading rapidly. He immediately called the Goregaon fire department and thankfully, they arrived at the spot in 15 minutes. The firefighters worked for two hours till they could rescue the pup. The puppy is now at Anirban’s residence and under his care.
Source - www.mid-day.com
When animal rescue organisations could not come for help, the fire department saved the day. We’ve all heard such stories, but they all happen in western countries, not in India. It is heartwarming to know that the fire department came to rescue a dog. This brings us to the question of why the animal welfare volunteers could not come to help out. Agreed that there could be many factors that did not allow them to respond but how is it that literally all of them refused? What are your opinions on animal rescue organisations?