First a word of caution – the photographs I have used in this post may be disturbing. If you want to put a comment, hit End button on the keyboard so that you do not get to see the photographs. I have kept enough gap between the text, Images and the comment section so that you do not get to see the photographs if you don’t want to. However if you feel you can see the pain please go through the photographs.

After spending a lovely Saturday Birding at Manchanabele Dam I decided to go to KRUPA, the animal shelter which I usually go on Sundays. Since I was missing it for two Sundays, I decided to go there on my way back from Manchanabele Dam to home.

I bought some bread on the way and after feeding I moved to the kennel area and was shocked to see the dog in very first kennel. There was no flesh on left face of this dog. The eye was popping out, there was nothing surrounding the eye and it was just stuck there by its base, from the jaw to the eye to the ear, it was all open. While I am writing I can still see his face very clearly in front of my eyes. It’s now been 3 days and that scene is still fresh in my mind. I felt as if I turned into a stone. I was standing there without knowing how to react. And this sweet little guy was wagging his tail. The scene was dreadful. I had to turn back to recompose myself and the next thing which I see is that this guy is bleeding profusely from the jaw area. It was dropping all over the place and he was licking the blood which was falling on the ground. And then the blood was dropping on his legs and he was licking it from the leg and then it started licking it from the shoulder and all over the body. One portion of his body was covered with blood and he was licking it. And there I was standing in front of him with a blocked mind.

It took me a while to realize what was happening and I immediately called the care takers. I was told that some one threw acid on his face. I have heard such incidents happening with people but this was the first time I heard and saw something like this. This dogs condition was really really bad. It was becoming difficult for me to look at him. In the meanwhile they started the treatment and he was given some milk to drink. After the dressing the bleeding stopped and he lied down to rest.

I fail to understand how can one person behave like this. It’s not only about this incident which disturbs me. I fail to understand how can two brothers who have spend the childhood together under the same roof can be become so distant to hate each other. I fail to understand how can one force someone’s kid to work in their house, exploiting them to the fullest, while giving all the possible comforts to their own child. How can one turn a blind eye to the increasing level of pollution, the changing environment, degrading life style, others coming and making their establishments in our country to make money, all these big brands cheating us just by putting money big time in marketing and advertising creating a virtual value out of nothing. The list is just endless and there are just too many unanswered questions.

Who is responsible for all what is happening around us? We. We are the most superior species on the earth who have got the intelligence to excel. We have multiplied manyfold and have put this immense pressure on limited resources. We have put animals, birds, trees out of their place. If you can’t be good to others at least be neutral and do no harm. How can someone just throw acid on a dog and leave it to die. How can one be so insensitive, so inhuman. What is our education system and the governing/ruling bodies doing? Everything seems to be going in a wrong direction and we still say that we are developing.

We are nothing but the meanest species on earth. People say they love kids, but the fact is that they do not love kids, rather they love only their kids. There is a sense of ME in it. It’s my kid. They’ll do anything for their kids because they are their kids. People do not love dogs. They love only their dogs. MY dog. Everything revolves around ME and I.

It’s very disturbing to think about this. Is this the case only with people in Bangalore, or this happens universally. I’ll leave it on you to decide. But I was very disappointed that day. I can not explain in words what I was going through while standing there and what how was I feeling emotionally.

I’ll leave you with some images of what I saw.

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Does he deserves this?

Does he deserves this?

Licking the blood on his body

Licking the blood on his body

 

After medication

After medication

 

Cleaning the blood

Cleaning the blood

 

Resting

Resting

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