Two pet dogs that attacked a boy in Kolathur die while under observation

The carcasses have been sent to the Madras Veterinary Hospital in Vepery for a post-mortem

Updated - June 10, 2024 09:48 pm IST

Published - June 10, 2024 06:43 pm IST - Chennai

The pet two dogs, which allegedly attacked a 12-year-old boy in Kolathur, died while under observation in the Blue Cross shelter on June 7, according to senior officials at the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC).

“Daily reports were shared by the shelter, which indicated that the dogs were active and doing fine until Thursday. But the next day, we received a report that they were dead. The carcasses of the dogs have been taken to the Madras Veterinary Hospital in Vepery for a post-mortem. The doctors at the hospital said that they would submit the report to us on June 11,” he said.

The confirmation came after allegations on social media that the dogs, owned by John Fredric of 4th Street, Teacher’s Colony, in Kolathur, had died in the Blue Cross shelter. The official stated that it was with the consent of the owners that the animals, not registered with the GCC, were taken to the Blue Cross shelter, as they cannot be housed in the GCC’s pound.

“The GCC had asked the Tamil Nadu Animal Welfare Board if any non-governmental organisations were willing to look after these dogs, and only the Blue Cross shelter was available,” he added.

S. Chinny Krishna, co-founder, Blue Cross of India, said the dogs were taken care of in the intensive care unit of the centre and that the death was quite sudden. The owners were allowed to see the animals during the observation period at the Blue Cross shelter, he said, adding that it was the Blue Cross that insisted that a post-mortem be conducted.

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