The female Pomeranian was left tied to a market pole over the weekend, with a note on her collar, explaining why she was abandoned and her eating habits in case someone wanted to adopt her.
The sight of the helpless, crying dog left alone in the pouring rain, in the middle of the market, overwhelmed a lot of passersby. One person contacted animal welfare charity 'People for Animals' for help.
Volunteer Shameem Faruque came to the rescue, she drove to the market despite monsoon downpours, and brought the poor orphaned pet to her home.
When she read the note that was attached to the dog, she was startled and outraged.
The note written in the local Malayalam language read: "It's a good breed. Good behaviour, no need for excess food, healthy too. He would be given a bath every five days. It just keeps barking, hasn't bitten anyone in the last three years. Milk, biscuits, raw eggs were mainly given as food. It is being abandoned because of its 'illicit relationship' with a dog in the neighbourhood."
Faruque, an animal lover and activist at the 'People for Animals' charity, later brought the dog to their shelter, where volunteers hope it will be adopted soon.
The incident left animal lovers up in arms on social media, expressing their outrage at what they called a case of animal cruelty.
Now u got to be an asshole to do tat really the owner is a moraless jackass she can go n jump off the cliff period! 😒— Roryace 🐋 (@Roryace1) July 23, 2019
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Well, any idea what all are 'illicit 'and what all are 'licit' when it comes to relationship between two dogs? https://t.co/wZFNd1ARgP— Robin Alex Panicker (@robin_a_p) July 23, 2019
Use less fellow..Dnt pet u r dogs and dnt kill their rights and dictate them where to pee and poo...— Srikanth Ragavendra (@SrikanthRagave2) July 23, 2019
Ppl think they are doing great animal service by petting foreign breeds..and they are harrasing the dogs by killing their nature ..look in to our desi dogs dnt pet them feed them
Kerala owner = 100% literate— bharanikausika (@bharanikausika) July 23, 2019
Sometimes education can go wrong !! Height of literacy in 100% literate state 😀— Deepa Iyer (@Dipatweets) July 23, 2019