Recently there’s been a rise of blue dogs spotted all around India. In case you haven’t seen it yet, they look like this:
If you only saw one blue dog you might think the owner dyed him blue, but that won’t be the case if you’re seeing plenty of them all around India.
Another thing that might come to mind is that these blue dogs are affected by some sort of disease that’s been spreading all around India. After more study, vets assured that all the dogs are healthy and do not have any medical issues causing this.
So why are the dogs blue?
According to reporting from the Hindustan Times, the dogs were likely affected by untreated industrial waste that had been allegedly dumped by one company into the nearby Kasadi River.
The river flows through an area with hundreds of factories, and probably picked up some sort of chemicals along the way which spread to the dogs causing them to turn blue.
The good thing is that after bathing the dog a few times, the blue disappears and their skin goes back to their original color, but some have been found to be blind because of the chemicals that were released from the factories.
“It was shocking to see how the dog’s white fur had turned completely blue,” said Arati Chauhan, head of the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, told the Times. “We have spotted almost five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries.”
Another good thing is that the government was able to identify the company that was causing the problem and commanded that they shut down the factory.
Aside from the blue color, there weren’t any other known health concerns.
Just thought this was a unique story that I discovered and that I should share with my readers!