Indian Street Dog ‘About To Be Put Down’ Is Now A World Traveller

by : Tom Percival on : 10 Aug 2017 17:37

Autumn walk at the beach

Posted by Kala Kutta – Street Dog on Friday, 30 June 2017

A dog whose owner rescued her from the streets of India has become a word traveller.


Rochelle Lucas first met her little doggy Kala when she spotted her outside of her office while on a lunch break.

Despite there being lots of street dogs it was Kala who seemed special to Rochelle and a bond quickly grew between the two.

Beautiful architecture in Seville

Posted by Kala Kutta – Street Dog on Sunday, 7 May 2017

Rochelle told The Dodo:


There were a few street dogs near the office, but she stood out. She was quite thin and had huge brown eyes.

Her eyes are captivating and have a way of drawing you in. After a couple of weeks, Sonal and I started to feed her.

We would save some of our dinner, place it in a plastic container and take it to her when we saw her on our walk.

Over time the pair fell in love and Rochelle started to spend time with Kala outside of her lunch breaks playing with her before work.

Heading off on a day trip down the Grand Pacific Drive…

Posted by Kala Kutta – Street Dog on Sunday, 28 April 2013

She began to ask people about the young dog to see if she had an owner and discovered she was born on the street near the office, and was somewhere around two-years-old.

After five months of getting to know Kala, Rochelle and her husband started making moves to adopt her after they came back from a brief trip but things changed when they realised that the dog was pregnant.

Walking tour of Paris

Posted by Kala Kutta – Street Dog on Sunday, 7 May 2017

Authorities planned on having Kala and her puppies euthanized so they immediately picked her up and took her and her puppies to a local shelter where the dogs were cared for until they were old enough to be separated.

Kala then finally moved in with Rochelle.


Seven years later Kala has lived in four countries and travelled to 21 others and her family say she loves her new life.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Animals


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