New Delhi: There have been a lot of discussions over dogs all across the Delhi-NCR. Some people are against them whereas there are some who want them at any cost. The conflict between them is not new and it always forces us to wonder what exactly should be done.
There is no doubt that unpleasant incidents have been reported from various high rises in the national capital region. But there are some positive stories as well which make a case for pets in the area.
In one such story, residents at DJA Apartments in Dwarka are almost at peace with the existence of 'Kaalu' – a black Labrador who guards them round the clock. 10 years back, someone had abandoned the dog on the road while shifting out of Dwarka from neighbouring society.
Concerned guards, stationed at DJA Apartments, got hold of him while he was in very pathetic condition. He was hungry for many weeks, wounded, bitten by stray dogs and about to die. He was not even having an idea on the ways to save himself or to find food on the roads. Society's children gave him food and he was taken to doctor as well.
Society's Ex-President, Jai Kumar Sharma said, “I was not a dog lover. But slowly and unknowingly, we adopted the dog. He was named “Kaalu” by the guards. He became part of our lives. He also became part of our security system as he started taking rounds with the guards at the society.”
“Not only that, there are incidents when he alerted guards at night to prevent theft cases. He is a big morale booster for guards at night. He has never bitten anyone in the society and never defecated in the premises,” he added.
Sharma further shared that they feel that the dog also contributed to making best secured society. “Incidentally, we received 'best secured society' award last year,” he said.
“There are people who are against presence of dogs at the societies. As well, there are pet owners who do not take proper care of the pets at societies. They don't train their dogs properly and also make them defecate inside the society, which is not good. We should find a way to live with them peacefully,” he concluded.
Kaalu is in last stage of his life now. But everyone at the society are taking care of his medical needs and he can still be seen moving around the main gate.