It was not only humans who suffered during the terror attacks in Mumbai last month. A few innocent animals bore the brunt of the terrorists' wild spree of shooting and grenade blasts in South Mumbai.
For Sheru, a stray dog who suffered a bullet injury at the Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus, timely help from a photographer and doctors at the Bombay SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) proved to be life saving.
"He was brought by photographer Sripath Naik from Mumbai Mirror at around 1.30 am on Thursday and we immediately transferred him to the X-ray room. The X-rays confirmed that the bullet was not embedded in the muscles but it had ruptured the skin, muscles and some veins. He was losing a lot of blood, so we took him to the operating table, where we used the pressure bandage to stop the flow of blood. We also gave a lot of supportive therapies including saline," Dr Yuvraj Kaginkar, hospital manager, told rediff.com.
"It took around two days to stabilise him. He was on saline throughout those two days. It was good that he was brought here immediately, otherwise he could have died," he added.
Text: Harish Kotian | Photographs: Uday Kuckian
Image: Sheru, the brave heart.
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