In the third incident of animal cruelty that Hyderabad has witnessed in less than two weeks, four stray dogs have been subjected to immense cruelty. Three dogs were poisoned and acid was thrown on a pregnant dog in Yapral, Secunderabad, according to a Hyderabad resident.
Annamma Joseph, who has been feeding the dogs on a regular basis, noticed that they were crying in pain when she returned home in the evening.
One of the dogs, which was pregnant and had acid thrown on its face, was rescued by Archana and Hari of Bhairav Camps, but has since succumbed to injuries and died.
The other dogs who are suspected to have been poisoned were taken in by Blue Cross of Hyderabad.
An FIR has been registered by Annamma Joseph at the Jawahar Nagar police station. The police have ordered for a postmortem examination of the dogs.
Humane Society International/India is offering a reward of up to 50,000 INR for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the persons involved for throwing acid on a pregnant dog and poisoning 3 dogs in Yapral, Secunderabad.
N.G Jayasimha, managing director of HSI/India told TNM, “It would only take an ill mind to torture harmless dogs to such an extent. At least one case of animal cruelty is reported every single week and the way the crime is committed leaves us aghast. This only proves that an immediate increase in penalties against animal cruelty is absolutely necessary. We encourage anyone who has information in this case to come forward. The identity of the informant will be kept confidential.”