Mangalurean dog wins 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest

01:52 AM Apr 05, 2020 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru/Puducherry: A rescued dog identified as ‘Pinky’ has won the prized title of ‘Cutest Indian Dog Alive’ at the seventh annual contest conducted by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).


The victimized 6-month-old pup was found last year by Jean Crasta at an abandoned building. It’s present mentor and guardian nursed the weak and malnourished the pup back to health and became her adoptive parent. Now Pinky has become the cynosure of all eyes now after bagging this coveted title.

Pinky outperformed hundreds of dogs from around India and left behind nine other finalists in the contest to emerge as the winner. The first and second runner-up spots were awarded to Brownie owned by Shael Tyagi, a resident of Puducherry and Chuchu, the pet dog of Tavneet Walia, a resident of Pune.

The attractive Pinky will receive a certificate branding her as the ‘Cutest Indian Dog Alive’ along with a T-shirt that reads, ‘100 percent desi dog’. For her exemplary act of humanity in rescuing the hapless canine, Jean will also appear in PETA’s own magazine, ‘Animal Times’ along with her pet.


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