This morning, we woke up early. I had made some tea and opened our curtains and windows to let the new day in. The usual sound of Nagpur’s traffic horns and vegetable seller calls was accompanied by a shrill cry. We looked out of the window and saw a lonely little puppy. I walk all around our neighbourhood everyday with Alfonso, I hadn’t seen any puppies around, she had appeared from nowhere.
The pleading cries continued, so loud and full of terror, she was looking for her mum. We went downstairs with some food and found the little girl, still crying and shaking, hiding in some grass. The moment I picked her up, she stopped crying. She snuggled into my arm and relaxed.
What could we do now? We walked around for a while with her, to see if there was a mother looking for her, but nothing, only some disinterested male dogs. We think that someone had dumped her here during the night, maybe one of the street dogs had got their family dog pregnant and they couldn’t keep the result. She has obviously been handled by humans before, she wasn’t scared of us.
She came home with us, ate some food and drank some milk. She didn’t cry again and Mr. Alfonso is completely enchanted…
She fell into a deep sleep, exhausted after being left alone and frantically crying for what could have been hours.
We called the only rescue shelter in Nagpur, they demanded a large sum of money to take her off our hands, a sum which is more than a months wages for most people. We cannot afford it and there is no way we will throw her out again. What should we do now? We don’t really have room for another dog and we are not the only ones living here!
I would love to keep her but it’s not practical, I have resisted naming her in fear of falling in love more than I already have…
I know there are thousands of dogs living on the streets of Nagpur, but this little one is too young to look after herself. It would be great to find a loving home for this little sweetheart, if you live in the Nagpur area and would to give this little puppy, love, affection and a name, please contact me!