After browsing through hundreds of photographs of lovable Indian dogs as well as their rescue stories, the judges for PETA India’s fifth annual ‘Cutest Indian Dog Alive’ contest have selected a dog from Pune as a finalist: Snowy, whose guardian is Deepti Nambiar. Deepti found Snowy shivering in a dirty corner and saw that he had painful-looking scabs on his back, so she took him to a veterinarian.
“I was at Pune station when I found Snowy. He was huddling in a dirty corner. He was shivering and appeared to be in a lot of pain. Now, he has a special place in my heart and home,” said Nambiar.
“All rescued dogs are already winners because their lives were saved by people who love them for who they are. Snowy is a lucky dog and he has returned the favour of being rescued by bringing much love into Deepti’s life,” said PETA CEO Poorva Joshipura.
PETA will select the winner based on several factors, including vote count.
The winner will be announced on September 28, 2016. The lucky pup who is named the ‘Cutest Indian Dog Alive’ will receive a certificate and a “100% Desi Dog” doggie T-shirt, and his or her guardian will also receive a T-shirt, as well as a copy of PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk’s book Let’s Have a Dog Party! 20 Tail-Wagging Celebrations to Share With Your Best Friend.