26/11 Police Dog Goes Into Depression After Last Doggy Pal Dies
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26/11 Police Dog Goes Into Depression After Last Doggy Pal Dies

Caesar, the only surviving dog of the 26/11 dog squad was hospitalised in Parel due to depression which was caused by the death of his last doggy companion, Tiger.

Tiger, the black Labrador who worked in the Goregaon unit of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, passed away at a farm in Virar due to lung infection.

After Tiger passed away, Caesar refused to get up and walk, and had high fever by the night.

Animal activist Fizzah Shah claimed that this behaviour was triggered by depression. The sadness was a direct result of three of his bomb squad friends, Max, Sultan, and Tiger passing away successively in a short span of four months.

After medication, Caesar felt better and was reported to be walking around.

The 26/11 dogs came to Fizzah Farms in May 2015. Their lungs, kidneys and liver have been affected due to sniffing bombs and chemicals for a decade, which is their work tenure.

I am glad that Max, Sultan, and Tiger enjoyed some good times in the farm before they passed away
Fizzah Shah

According to Shah, the police dogs were sick by the time they retired. Fortunately, they enjoyed a peaceful retirement full of lazing around and playing with caretakers.

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