A Mumbai Factory Has Been Shut Down For Turning Dogs Blue
A Mumbai factory has been shut down by authorities after it was accused of dumping untreated waste and dyes into a river that resulted in 11 local dogs turning blue.
The stray animals would wade in the water of the Kasadi river looking for food only to emerge with their fur turned blue. Locals spotted the strangely colored canines and alerted authorities.
“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 asked the pollution control board to act against such industries.”
The pollution control board investigated and shut down the company after confirming that canines were indeed turning blue, due to air and water pollution linked to the factory.
An animal welfare agency managed to capture one of the dogs and were able to wash some of the blue dye off. The group concluded that the animal seemed unharmed in all other ways.