A massive industrial waste problem in the Kasadi river of India caused several health difficulties in the country. One of which is the discoloration of poor stray canines who had no idea that the water they ingested could hurt them. Reports said that the animals turned bluish. And believe it or not, these blue dogs are as blue as the ocean and skies.
It is very unusual to meet blue dogs on the streets. We all are used to seeing black, white, and brown canines at the park, in the village, at the beach, and everywhere around town.
But recently in India, blue dogs seem to be a common sight. And sadly, this happened due to a chemical poisoning from the Kasadi river filled with untreated industrial waste. As per the initial investigation, the water must be containing several unidentified pollutants that caused the color transformation of the stray animals.
Among these pollutants are blue dyes that an industrial/pharmaceutical nearby has been using in varying products such as detergents. The authorities, however, claimed that the company ensured the area is isolated from the public. This is to prevent any damages to the surrounding neighborhood.
But what they allegedly missed to foresee is that stray dogs who are constantly looking for food and water on the streets may cross the cordoned facility. And because of this, they were not able to prevent around six dogs from entering the site.
So it happened. These dogs drank water from the contaminated river and turned bright blue. What we don’t know yet is how their internal and overall health will suffer from the incident.
To make things worse, a water quality test at the Kasadi river resulted to inadequate waste treatment. As it turned out, high levels of toxic substances such as chloride were found in the water.
Chloride does not only harm people but also poses a danger to vegetation, aquatic life, and wildlife. Given this data, it will be no surprise if the blue dogs would fall victim to different diseases caused by harmful chemicals.
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