Blue dogs are roaming the streets of India

2017-08-23 15:16
PHOTO: Facebook/Arati Chauhan

PHOTO: Facebook/Arati Chauhan

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The last thing you expect to see while strolling down the road are blue dogs – but that’s exactly what Arati Chauhan encountered.

Arati apparently spotted the Smurf-like dogs on 11 August and complained to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

Arati, who’s the head of the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, posted the pictures on the animal protections Facebook page hoping something would be done about the serious problem.

She feared the dye was possibly thrown in the Kasadi River in Mumbai, India – where local dogs usually go for their daily swim.

“It was shocking to see how the dog’s white fur had turned completely blue,” Arati told the Hindustan times.

Arati and local community members have already spotted five blue stray dogs in the area, and asked the pollution control board to act against companies causing harm to the environment.

According to Arati, the pollution is not only harming the dogs but is also affecting birds and other animals in the vicinity. A recent water quality test conducted by the municipal corporation found that the level of oxygen in the waste treatment was not up to standard.

After investigating the matter, the board shut down the company that had been polluting the river – as pollution levels were 13 times higher than the norm, resulting in the doggies turning blue.

Animal welfare managed to capture one of the dogs and subsequently scrubbed some of the blue dye off. 



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