OOP Digital Desk: It’s often said that innocent minds harbour the most noble hearts. And children often volunteer to extend a helping hand when the need arises. In one such instance, a street dog named Moana, got a second shot at life by a boy studying in class 7. Moana was crippled waist down probably when a car ran over her.
Ankur Bhatnagar, a 3D animator by profession from Whitefield near Bengaluru, stumbled upon the 45-day old pup in December 2016. Her legs were crushed and she struggled to move.
Ankur took her to the vet and the dog slowly recovered. But the vet disclosed that Moana will never be able to walk on all fours again. The doctor prescribed a wheel cart to keep the dog mobile, along with laser treatment and hydrotherapy sessions to improve blood circulation in the affected limbs.
Ankur posted a picture of Moana on social media and the street dog was adopted by Rekha Vijaykumar, another Bengaluru resident.
Rekha, on her part, shared details of dog on Facebook and need for the wheel cart. It caught the attention of Abhinav Rao of Lourdes Central School in Mangaluru. The boy was keen to help the dog and broke his piggy bank to buy Moana a wheel cart.
Abhinav’s contribution helped Rekha to buy Moana a second-hand wheel cart for ₹4,000.
Watch the video below.