Ahmedabad bids Hugo tearful goodbye
Her moist eyes betrayed the deep bond that developed between the two in the four weeks Hugo spent in her house. Hugo, who will be put on a flight to Canada from Mumbai on Saturday, was off to Ottawa to his new home. A lady there, Sarah O'Neill, reading about Hugo on the Networking site” posted by Warden” has adopted him. It's only been a month, but he became special. It is like bidding goodbye to your own child. But, I did pray that Hugo gets a good home and I am happy for him now, said Warden.
The preparations to send Hugo to Canada began about two weeks ago. The Warden couple went through the rigours of paperwork, dealing with the bureaucracy, vaccination, sterilisation operation and the logistic preparation. The special cage, with puppy pads, was sent by an NGO helping stray dogs in Mumbai. After TOI wrote about Hugo last week, offers for help poured in. â€œPeople came up with donations to help the cause of stray dogs. As much as Rs 20,000 was collected which will be used for sterilisation programme for stray dogs, said Warden, who has three stray dogs as her pets.