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At least 5 bright blue stray dogs were spotted roaming in Mumbai street. Their fur color are Smurf like.
According to Hindustan Times, stray dogs often wade into the Kasadi river near Navi Mimbai’s Taloja industrial area, to look for food. It was discovered that the untreated industrial waste in the river caused the dogs to be dyed blue.
There are more than 1,000 pharmaceutical, food and engineering factories in the industrial zone. Water test done by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation found that the pollution level in the Kasadi river is 13 times above the safe limit.
About a week ago, Arati Chauhan of Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell posted on Facebook, pictures of dogs whose fur has been dyed blue. He appealed to the pollution control board to act against industries that caused the pollution.
Good news! The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has identified the company responsible for the blue dye discharged into the Kasadi river. The area around the river has been condoned off and the company has been warned of a shutdown if they do make adequate measures to control pollution.
MPCB said, “We have given the company seven days to clear the pollutants from the site.”
Fortunately, the dye is water soluble and the blue color has faded slightly after rain wash it away. According to TSCPA veterinarians it is not known whether the dogs sustained any internal damage.