If you are one of those who thinks Indian strays are good for nothing, today’s story will make you change your mind. Going by the name of Asha, a Kolkata stray dog has outclassed his peers to become the top dog in West Bengal Police’s bomb- and drug-sniffing squad. Here are the details:
- Asha, whose name literally means ‘hope’ was rescued about 18 months ago by the West Bengal Police when they found the poor thing being abused outside their training facility.
- According to NDTV, Asha was being mistreated by stone-throwing children when the WB Police spotted her.
- Speaking about the same, West Bengal Police Training Academy official Dipankar Bhattacharya told AFP that Asha was found bleeding at that moment.
“The dog was bleeding when she was taken inside the campus.”
- Though the police initially thought of keeping her as a pet, she showed some traits which made them take her seriously. Asha showed the incredible abilities of a sniffer dog which were at par with German Shepherds and Labradors trained to sniff out explosives.
- Heaping praise on Asha, Sajal Mondal, the head of the academy, said that Asha passed all the tests comprehensively and drugs and explosives like TNT were caught by her with ease.
“She performed better than her pedigree peers, jumping nearly six feet (two metres) high and crossing hurdles.”
- Asha is also the West Bengal Police’s fastest running dog!
In Chennai Express style let us say “Don’t underestimate the power of a common dog!