Through a heart-warming act, a Zomato delivery worker has once again given us a cause to appreciate our real-life heroes. Hasan Shaikh, 30, was on his way to work one day when he stumbled upon an injured dog screaming in anguish right outside Kurla railway station. He decided to take the dog to a hospital, but no auto-rickshaw driver or motorcyclist was willing to assist him. That's when he called off his deliveries for the day, logged out of the food delivery service, seated the dog into his delivery bag, and hurried it to IDA hospital in Deonar.
However, owing to internal injuries, the dog passed while being treated at the hospital. Shaikh lives in Chembur's Vashi Naka neighbourhood. The incident happened around 3.30 p.m. on December 10, 2021. Outside the railway station, Shaikh noticed a dog with an injury to one of its eyes. The pooch was in a lot of pain and screamed for help. Shaikh told Midday that he tried to help the canine but he kept rolling over, which then made him call Vijay Mohanani who runs the Bombay Animal Rights NGO. Taking his suggestion, Shaikh rushed the canine to IDA hospital in Deonar. He further went on to say that despite his willingness to pay for conveyance, no auto drivers were ready to take the furry one. He said, “I again called Mohanani and asked him if he could arrange for an ambulance, but he said it would take time. The dog’s life was in danger and it was in a critical condition. I cancelled my deliveries for the day and went off duty. I placed the dog in my delivery bag and took it to the hospital.”
When Midday got in touch with Mohanani, he said that it was really amazing what Shaikh did without a second thought, he went and took the canine to IDA hospital. He said, “To our utmost surprise the dog arrived in 20 minutes at our IDA centre. Shaikh has displayed boundless compassion and humanity. The dog was immediately given medical aid, but it died during treatment due to severe internal injuries.”