Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Amma revisited / pup in plaster

An update on Pratima Devi/Amma, who looks after dogs near the PVR Saket complex. (I wrote about her in this post.) She was very unwell with high blood pressure and fever for a few days, but that hasn’t stopped her from keeping a close eye on her dozens of wards. Just as she was recovering and getting back on her feet, one of the pups got hit by a passing bike, resulting in foreleg fractures. With the help of an acquaintance (and characteristically neglecting her own health), Amma rushed him to Friendicoes for treatment; both legs are in plaster now and the poor chap is restless and depressed about not being able to play, but he will hopefully recover in two or three weeks.

Once again, please do spread the word about her to animal-lovers in Delhi. Also: she has a new litter of pups – eight of them – born to a dog who evaded the van when it came to pick up candidates for sterilisation. They are all adoption-worthy. Here are fuzzy photos of them sleeping in a cardboard box together (you might not be able to make each one out, but hopefully you'll get a general impression of cute multipupdomness).


  1. May God bless this lady for her altruism.

    A curse on the careless driver.

    A get well soon for the fractured paws.

    The puppy pile has a very high cuteness quotient. A pity I cannot adopt any - living in a high-rise.

  2. Awwwww !!! that was so sweet of her ≧^◡^≦ Convey my love to the baby puppy (っ◔‿◔)っ♡ :)

  3. If I am not wrong, she is a Bengali and that makes me doubly proud :)

  4. Shoumitro, you must be as proud of the Bengali widows languishing and rotting away in Vrindavan.

    Why so parochial?

    All I see is a caring human being far removed from caste, creed, religion and even species!