“I was driving back from the Cancer Awareness camp organized at a BY School in Byculla on the 29th September, and suddenly my son Ishan, who was in the front seat, shouted that the garbage dumper ahead of our car had run over a stray dog. Our car passed it in a flash but Alok Sehsaria and I, who were deep in conversation heard an anguished wail of pain. For a moment I didn’t know what to do, but Ishan turned around in his seat and said, ‘Dad, call someone. We can’t just drive on like this?’. I called Abodh Aras of Welfare of Stray Dogs (WSD) and told him what had happened. He said he would look into it. Exactly 20 minutes later he called back and said it must have sustained a fracture and needed hospitalization. He added that it was being taken to the Hospital in an Animal Ambulance.
I recalled the big symbolic key that President Dr. Mukesh Batra had presented Abodh at his installation on July 1st this year. It had been for an Animal Ambulance. And here was immediate action being taken to save the hapless animal. The Animal Welfare Committee and President Dr. Batra need to be congratulated on the work they are doing and for their good choice of a wonderful partner in WSD.
Here’s a case of true impact assessment!
– President Elect Rtn Ramesh Narayan