There is good news for Champion, the stray dog who was found maimed and castrated last month. The NGO Animal Matters to Me (AMTM), which is presently taking care of him, has found a prosthetic maker.
My Medical Mantra was the first to report on Champion and the NGO’s efforts to save him on November 20.
After the report, many celebrities including Bollywood actor John Abraham, RJ Malishka, Richa Chaddha, Rangita Pritish Nandy, writer of films Airlift and Chef, tweeted and came forward to support Champion.
“We had a prosthetic specialist visiting Champion two days ago. His wounds were assessed and the future course of treatment was planned,” said Ganesh Nayak, founder, AMTM.
The dog was found in a critical condition with his front paws, penis and testicles cut off by passers-by on November 18. After many NGOs refused help, they got in touch with Jibin Carlos, a volunteer with AMTM and then got Champion admitted to their facility immediately. Champion is housed at the AMTM’s rehab facility in Malad-Marwe.
While talking about Champion’s present health status, Nayak said 85 per cent of his wounds have healed. “Four protruding bones have to be cut before the prosthetics are fixed. Scanner machines with designing work have been initiated. We will soon see Champion on his feet by January 2018 with loads of physiotherapy and care,” said Nayak.
The overall cost of the prosthetics is estimated to be Rs 1.75 lakh and the NGO has so far being able to raise around Rs 75,000.
Daivik Mahamuni, product designer and 3D printing consultant who is currently looking after Champion’s prosthetics said Champion will be trained to walk with prosthetics. “There won’t be any restrictions per se. He would also be trained to walk accordingly. He is getting stable, waiting for his amputation surgery to be carried out. Once he is stable, only then we can go ahead with it,” said Mahamuni, who met Champion on Monday.
To support and donate for Champion’s surgery and treatment you can donate via
www.amtmindia.org/donate-now/ or Paytm on 7045627850 / 9920737737
You can meet Champion at AMTM Rehab from Friday to Sunday between 12 noon to 4 pm