Mysuru: Canines are said to be best friends of human-being, but the latter very often lets the former down in ways more than one. However, an act by a city-based paediatrician has shown the world that kindness still exists on the face of the earth. This is the story of how an injured dog, left to die with his limbs tied together found its friend in Dr Vidya Arjun Ranga.
Ajith Thandur, a member of the Mysuru Runners' Group was on his regular jog on the Chamundi hill road, when he saw a dog lay lifelessly on the middle of the road. Sensing that vehicles can run over the dog, Ajith Thandur tried to shoo it away, but in vain. When he came close to the dog, he was shocked to see that miscreants had tied the legs of the dog together tightly. Without wasting any time, Thandur approached a house nearby and brought a blade. On cutting open the rope fastened around its legs, the dog ran away. Thandur, who was fighting mixed emotions of happiness- for he could do something good to the dog and disgust-for how fellow human beings treat a speechless animal, he posted about the incident on social networking site.
That is when Dr Vidya responded. After reading the post, she requested Thandur to get the dog and keep it at his home till she comes to pick the dog. Thandur obliged and thus a battered and pained canine found a home. From Thandur's residence, Dr Vidya straight away headed to a veterinarian and got the canine treated. Dr Vidya, who is a consultant paediatrician at Sitaranga Nursing Home is a dog lover. She has three pet dogs at home and feels that there is place for more. Speaking to newskarnataka.com, Dr Vidya spoke of how her heart broke looking at the degree of cruelty meted upon the canine by human beings, who surely did not want the dog to survive.
She has named the new entrant into her family as 'lucky'. "When Ajit Thandur picked him, he had deep wounds on his back and his legs. The rope tied around his limbs had dug deep into his skin," she said adding that Lucky will be at her residence till he recovers completely. Once he is fit and fine, he will become a part of the security team at one of the units of Cycle Pure Agarbathi factory, the company owned by her husband Arjun Ranga.
“Lucky is beautiful, timid but scared and wary of men. Time and love should hopefully heal his wounds, broken heart and shattered soul," she said urging the general public to not bring home a pet if they cannot give proper care and love to their pets.
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