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In Photos: Indian Dog Who Lost Forelegs in Faridabad Train Accident Finds New Home in UK

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 An Indian stray dog named Rocky was found by an RPF constable on a railway track in Faridabad last year with both her forelegs severed and her hind legs maimed. She had come under a train at Ballabhgarh railway station and almost bled to death when constable Chanderpal Tanwar took her to a shelter home, run by People for Animals (PFA) trust. She was operated on and was in a critical state over the next few months. Photo: AFP
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An Indian stray dog named Rocky was found by an RPF constable on a railway track in Faridabad last year with both her forelegs severed and her hind legs maimed. She had come under a train at Ballabhgarh railway station and almost bled to death when constable Chanderpal Tanwar took her to a shelter home, run by People for Animals (PFA) trust. She was operated on and was in a critical state over the next few months. Photo: AFP

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 As Rocky recovered -- learning to use her chin for balance -- the rescue organisation released a video about her plight which went viral on social media, attracting the attention of the global dog rescue group Wild at Heart Foundation. They pledged to find her a home, while an Indian national living in London paid for her new legs. Photo: AFP
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As Rocky recovered -- learning to use her chin for balance -- the rescue organisation released a video about her plight which went viral on social media, attracting the attention of the global dog rescue group Wild at Heart Foundation. They pledged to find her a home, while an Indian national living in London paid for her new legs. Photo: AFP

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 In July Rocky took her first steps on her new limbs, made by a leading doctor in Jaipur. Photo: AFP<br />
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In July Rocky took her first steps on her new limbs, made by a leading doctor in Jaipur. Photo: AFP

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 However, with love and care from her rescuers and animal lovers, besides medical care, the dog recuperated. She gradually regained her strength and her rescuers hoped that she would walk again. Now at the age of three, Rocky is not just back on her feet but also ready to fly. This week, she will board a flight to the United Kingdom, where a new home awaits her. A family in the Cotswolds expressed their interest in adopting Rocky. According to reports, Rocky will stay in London under the care of Wild at Heart Foundation for further treatment of her legs.
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However, with love and care from her rescuers and animal lovers, besides medical care, the dog recuperated. She gradually regained her strength and her rescuers hoped that she would walk again. Now at the age of three, Rocky is not just back on her feet but also ready to fly. This week, she will board a flight to the United Kingdom, where a new home awaits her. A family in the Cotswolds expressed their interest in adopting Rocky. According to reports, Rocky will stay in London under the care of Wild at Heart Foundation for further treatment of her legs. "Rocky is a very brave dog -- even after going through trauma and losing both her legs, she's displayed incredible resilience, strength and spirit to live," People for Animals India president, Ravi Dubey, told AFP. Photo: AFP

  • First Published: November 18, 2020, 11:02 am

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