Who Could Abandon Manek Basha?
In Batlaguntu, India, Devika Khazvini has started a shelter for
homeless cats (and an occasional dog) at Parasparam
, an orphanage for
disabled girls. The girls help care for the cats, and so everyone is
Devika writes about her latest rescue, Manek Basha:
Last week an autorickshaw (three-wheeler) stopped on KNK Road, next to
a popular art gallery. A well dressed young woman got down and took a
young dog out of the auto. He had a collar and was obviously hers. She
then got into the auto and drove away. The little one tried to chase
the auto, was completely lost and frightened. Viji of Max Mueller (the
German cultural institute) took it into the Bhavan, removed a whole
load of ticks, fed him and asked the watchmen who found him to look
after him. They named him Manek Basha. But they don't want to look
after him and are afraid he could be hit by a car as there is a lot of
traffic. He is docile and trusting and when Viji had to put him in an
auto he started trembling.
There is nothing I can do about the fact that educated, so-called
decent people can just abandon dependent pets in this callous manner.
I can only hope that somewhere in their own lives their destiny
teaches them a lesson. All we can do is try to find this little fellow
a home, he really deserves it. Viji took him for his shots etc, during
which he didn't make the least bit of fuss....as you can all see he is
a sweetheart and will make someone an absolutely wonderful pet.
Let us hope to get lucky, dear friends, for this sweet dog, but either
way he will be sure to be taken care of well now.
C/O Devika Khazvini - firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy ending: Manek Basha has now found a loving home,
thanks to the efforts of Devika and Viji!