According to the university, dogs have been closely associated with humans for about 15,000 years. The animals are so well adapted to living with human beings that, in many cases, the owner replaces the need for connection with other dogs and assumes the role of the dog’s main social partner. The relationship between pet owners and dogs turns out to be highly similar to the deep connection between young children and their parents.
Speaking about a recent incident, a 31-year-old dog lover from Uttarakhand, named Pragya Mishra traveled all the way to 349 kilometers to Delhi only to find a missing dog that she had moved to a Noida foster home. For last one week, Pragya had been distributing 400 pamphlets announcing Rs 10,000 reward money to help her find out an eight-month-old female dog, Cookie.
Pragya found the dog at a roadside in South Delhi’s Greater Kailash N Block on May 28. “I had come to my Delhi house for some work when I saw that a lost Indian breed dog was searching for its owner – I could sense that. Next day, when I saw her crying on the road I brought her home,” said Pragya, who works as a regional director in Impart.
Pragya Mishra said Mail Today, “As I had to go back to Uttarakhand, I started looking for a family who could adopt her. A man from the US told me he will come to India within a month or two to adopt Cookie. He suggested me to send her to Kannan Animal Welfare center in Noida. He also paid $500 when Cookie was moved to the center on June 8.”
A month later Pragya was informed that the dog she admitted at the foster home went missing. She then came down to Delhi from Uttarakhand to search for Cookie. But sadly, Cookie is nowhere to be found.
Pragya alleged that she has approached the Noida police but they denied filing a complaint quoting that ‘cops don’t have time to search for a lost dog’. However, an investigating officer at Knowledge Park police station said, “We lodged a complaint and a probe is underway.”
One ever dog owner can only understand the pain what Pragya packing for the dog. We genuinely wish Cookie is not in danger and finds a caring family!