Dogs from flood-hit Chennai find safe home in Bengaluru hotel

Bengaluru, Dec 3: As the century's heaviest rains pounded Chennai leaving lakhs of people stranded, a few lucky canines from the flood-ravaged city have found a safe home here, thanks to the efforts of a dog boarding facilities provider.

With the skies opening up like never before, causing untold misery and devastation, Chennai-based "Hotel for Dogs" started getting distress calls from worried dog owners seeking help for their pets.

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Dogs from Chennai find shelter in B'luru

It was then that they decided to move the canines to their Bengaluru hotel as they were unable to take in dogs at  their facilities in Chennai, that is struggling to grapple with the nature's fury.

"As the rains keep pouring and our city is slowly sinking we have been getting a lot of distress calls from dog  owners requesting us to board their dogs as they have been told to evacuate from their houses," 'Hotel for Dogs' said.

"As we can't take in dogs at the Hotel in Chennai we  have decided to help dogs to move to our Bengaluru facility  tomorrow," it said in a December 1 post on their Facebook page with pictures of dogs boarded in a vehicle.

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"All arrangements have been made for your dogs to travel  safely to our Bangalore facility. They would be brought back  once the situation is back to normal in Chennai.We have  limited seats," the post added.

Shravan Krishnan is the founder of 'Hotel for Dogs' and  T A Adhishwar is its Director, both alumnus of Loyola  College, Chennai. The post on 'Hotel for Dogs' Facebook page has got good  response with few even offering to board dogs once they are  brought to Bengaluru.

"If you need a place to board the dogs once they get to Bangalore, I can take in 2-3. I already have a dog, and  they'll be in friendly company," Bharat Rameshwar said in his  comment to the post. The service by 'Hotel for Dogs', of course, is charged  for at different rates.


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