Ukrainian dog finds a cozy home in Munnar

The medical student, who brought the Siberian Husky, has no intention of taking him back

The medical student, who brought the Siberian Husky, has no intention of taking him back

A Siberian Husky who recently made headlines for escaping the violence of war in Ukraine will find a permanent home in the misty heights of Munnar, where his owner is staying. Arya Aldrin, 20, a Malayali medical student stranded in Ukraine, had brought her pet dog Zaira from the warfront when she crossed the border into Bucharest, Romania, and eventually was evacuated by authorities Indian.

Mrs. Aldrin said The Hindu, “I would like to return to Ukraine once the war is over, but I will not take Zaira with me. Now the dog is quite comfortable with the serene atmosphere of the house and has made friends with my family members. Munnar will now be her permanent residence and she will be able to acclimatize easily to the weather here, she said.

She said she met another Keralite student in Delhi who rescued a Siberian Husky from Ukraine. “The Aluva student had rescued a seven-month-old dog,” she said. Kerala dog breeders breed the Siberian Husky breed. “So solutions to health issues shouldn’t be a major issue,” she hoped.

Doctor’s advice

MK Narayanan, Director of Entrepreneurship, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), said the dog needed a rest now as the transport and heat would have put him under a lot of stress. “Dogs can adapt quickly to a new environment. Breeds such as the St. Bernard, which are found in extremely cold weather, are bred in the hot and harsh climate of India. But these breeds require the utmost care to survive in our conditions,” Mr. Narayanan said, praising Arya’s efforts to rescue the dog from the war zone.

Since puppies can easily fall victim to parvovirus enteritis, a highly contagious disease, Zaira was vaccinated against parvovirus on Saturday. His high school senior had introduced him to the dog when he was only two months old. She had to walk more than 20 kilometers holding the puppy as she fled the war zone with other students.