Ekantakuna, December 2012 – When we first came across Sathi (‘friend’) we thought we were too late. On a cold December evening the injured dog was found lying on the side on the streets of Dobighat. She seemed to have died but when closely observed we noticed she was still breathing. She was brought to the Chobar Animal Sanctuary in the middle of the night.
Sathi suffered from a deep neck wound, which was infested with countless maggots. At the shelter caretakers Hari and Rabindra immediately put her on a drip and cleaned the infested wound. We were very happy when the dog was still alive the next day.
After two weeks Sathi was spotted on the same place where she was found. The adventurous dog had managed to cross the river as well as the busy Ring Road! She was almost fully recovered, and seemed happy to be back in her own spot. The local community says it is a miracle that Sathi survived and feed her on a daily basis.