Blue dogs of Mum­bai

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Un­treated in­dus­trial waste dumped into greater Mum­bai’s Kasadi River is blamed for a rash of blue dog sight­ings.

India’s Hin­dus­tan Times re­ports that blue dye used to man­u­fac­ture de­ter­gents is be­ing ab­sorbed by stray dogs that wade into the pol­luted wa­ter in search of food.

One an­i­mal-care of­fi­cer said the dye seems to be wa­ter­based and is not caus­ing any ill ef­fects for the ca­nines, other than a blue tint in their fur, which washes out.

Pol­lu­tion con­trol of­fi­cials say the com­pany also re­leases dye pow­der into the air.

Arati Chauhan / Face­book

Some stray dogs of Mum­bai have be­come coated with blue in­dus­trial pol­lu­tion, which ex­perts say ap­pears harm­less to the ca­nines.

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