Sometimes it almost seems like there is an unwritten law within Delhi’s elite, rich classes; if you can’t flaunt it, then don’t even buy it. This applies with cars, houses, accessories and, sometimes sadly, with dogs as well.

Popular breeds like the St. Bernard, the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute {all beautiful dogs}, are bred for harsh winters but have all found themselves in the capital. In the harsh heat of Delhi, most develop disorders, or weaknesses, and are abandoned by owners unable, or unwilling, to take care of their special needs.

These dogs require air conditioning 24×7 and increased visits to vets. Once the owner gets sick of the effort required to care for the pet, they are abandoned without a thought. The dogs are prone to heat stroke, stop eating regularly, and suffer from dehydration, weakness and gastroenteritis.

We’re sure you don’t need to be reminded of how animal shelters are full to bursting. So the next time you’re looking for a pet, adopt…don’t shop. And especially don’t shop for a dog who really shouldn’t be anywhere near 47 degree heat.

Read more in this great article by The Hindustan Times here.

Featured image courtesy: Pixabay

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