7 PUPS DISPLACED BY UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE, VOLUNTEERS REUNITE THEM WITH MOTHER

Canines brought back to Pimple Saudagar society premises after rigorous efforts; plaint filed at Sangvi police station.

Rigorous efforts put in by some 40 volunteers have resulted in a happy ending for a dog and her litter of seven puppies.

After the disappearance of the canines from Kunal Icon, a residential society in Pimple Saudagar, animal lovers started a desperate search for them. Based on footage from the CCTV in the area, the pups were found on the premises till early Wednesday morning. However, the footage was unavailable after that.

Puneeta Singh, a volunteer who was a part of the mission, told Mirror,“When we saw that the mother was alone, we suspected that the monthold puppies were thrown into a dumping ground or someplace else. We immediately began a search operation in the neighbouring areas and informed all the volunteers, too. We found one pup but the dog was neither willing to feed it nor accept it. This was when we realised that the pup did not belong to her. After efforts of more than six hours, we found four puppies about two kilometres away, out of which two were already adopted by shop owners in the locality.”

Singh continued, “The remaining three puppies were found some three kilometres away inside garbage. Now, our focus is on their sterilisation and adoption. But, it’s really sad to see that people have lost the concept of co-existence and those who still want to feed and shelter these dogs are shunned by others.”

Fortunately by Thursday, all the seven pups were reunited with their mother. However, the society members’ fear persisted. They thought that if somebody dumped the pups far away then the canines could still be unsafe on the society premises. Some of them also shared that the earlier litter was poisoned by unidentified people and the mother ended up losing all her six puppies that time.

A complaint has been made by members of the Society for Animal Safety with the Sangvi police.

Nitesh Khare, founder president, Society for Animal Safety, said, “Our organisation was notified about relocation of seven puppies by members of Kunal Icon Society. However, we found the puppies and moved them to the same location with the help of police. We also warned the society’s committee, but this case will not be closed here. A case will be filed against the society and I will also be meeting the registrar to discuss the illegal activities carried out by certain members. All the societies indulging in such acts will face legal action. Also, the registrar will be asked to suspend perpetrators from their posts in the managing committee.”

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