BHUBANESWAR: After a frantic search by at least 10 people for two days, a stray dog moving around with a plastic jar stuck on its head was finally saved on Saturday evening.
A volunteer of NGO Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra managed to remove the plastic jar, which first noticed on Thursday. Union minister Maneka Gandhi had intervened for the canine’s rescue after TOI posted a video of the dog on its website.
At least three groups of animal lovers had started search for the dog. “Maneka’s office had alerted us about the dog’s plight. On Saturday evening, we found it in an abandoned house in Kalingavihar,” said Purabi Patra, an animal rights activist who works for Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra, who removed the jar.
With mouth covered by the jar, for not eating for a few days, the animal had become somewhat weak. This could be a reason why it could not run away when the rescuer approached it. It was lying on a heap of sand. After the jar was removed, the animal fled, Patra told TOI.
Earlier, teams of People for Animals (PFA), Snake Helpline and Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra also launched a search operation to save the dog. “It was a frantic search over two days. We alerted people across Kalinga Vihar and Patrapada,” said Subhendu Mallcik of Snake Helpline.
The so-called animal lover NGO act when some VIP evinces interest or media highlights their forum name. At Sailashree Vihar, a couple of days back a stray dog was hit by a bike and her hind legs.
The dog was first spotted at Kalinga Nagar area by one Bidyadhar Jena of Khandagiri while going to a bank branch.
It was the second such incident in city as only the PFA volunteers had rescued a dog from Sriram Nagar colony near Patia station with plastic jar stuck on its face.
Date : 4 December 2017
Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/plastic-jar-removed-from-stray-dogs-head/articleshow/61807835.cms