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Havilah Heger Wiley and her husband Stephen decided to adopt a desi stray dog that had been rescued by Dharamsala Animal Rescue. The pup was hit by a car and injured her leg and tail. Unfortunately, the poor girl’s tail had to be amputated, and she has been through a lot up until this moment. After eagerly waiting for months and filling out the paperwork, the day finally arrived for them to welcome a new member into their family.
The couple decided to document the entire experience and were ecstatic after the dog arrived in the now-viral video. You can see just how happy they are to welcome Indy into their lives. In the video, Indy is seen coming out of her carrier, sniffing her new owners. After cautiously inspecting her new surroundings, you can see an instant bond form between the three of them that’s so heartwarming to watch.
“A little shy at first, but didn’t take long to bond. Welcome home Indy,” the couple wrote in the caption.
In another Instagram post, Havilah shared that “She is gentle, sweet, goofy, and FULL of energy. We are SO obsessed and wildly in love,”
The couple has since been letting the world in on their daily adventures with Indy, from playing around in the snow to meeting up with friends in the neighborhood. Their story has touched the hearts of so many around the world and has inspired more people to adopt Indian dogs.
There are an estimated 79.9 million homeless cats and dogs in India living in shelters or streets, says the economic times. The country faces several challenges like housing limitations, financial limitations, practical barriers, and a lack of behavioral awareness about stray pets, leading to people buying bred dogs and cats instead of adopting from shelters, says a news source.
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