Three months after fraud activists cruelly separated them from their pet German Shepherd, the Singh family have been reunited with their beloved Jimmy thanks to Andheri Metropolitan Court.
Dhoom Singh with his family, including Jimmy, outside their Ayurvedic van-shop, in Janupada, Kandivli, on Sunday. Peak/Shirish Vaktania
Forcibly separated three months ago by a trio claiming to be animal rights activists, Andheri’s Singh family has finally reunited with their pet dog, Jimmy. On Saturday, the Andheri Metropolitan Court ordered Jimmy to be handed over to his real owner, Dhoom Singh, an Ayurvedic medicine salesman who lives on a sidewalk. “Not having a roof over his head or enough money didn’t stop Singh from keeping a pet,” the court observed. Jimmy was thrilled to be reunited with his family at the animal hospital on Saturday evening.
Speaking at midday, Singh said: “I’m glad Jimmy is back home, with his family. We missed her so much and my family was depressed after animal advocates took her away from us. Jimmy, too, was depressed after being detained at the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals.
Dhoom Singh with Jimmy at Janupada, Thakur Village, Kandivli East on Sunday. Photos/Anurag Ahire