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