Indian Labrador Retriever Kutty Named Most Socially Helpful Dog by Delta Society
Marvelous Kutty! Happy barks for a special dog!
Thanks to NDTV.com for this inspiring article.
Animal angel: A therapist dog
A four-year-old Labrador Kutty from Thane near Mumbai has bagged top honours for being the world's most "socially helpful dog".
The honours for the Top Dog was courtesy an online poll conducted by the Washington-based Delta Society.
According to Shyamsri Bhosale Kutty's owner and principal of Jidd Special School a school for mentally challenged the canine is an animal angel with a healing touch.
Shyamsri said, "Kutty's nose for healing has worked wonders for these children drawing them out of their silent and confused worlds children. She has taught the art of communication.
Siddhesh a student said, "I come to school for her."
With an extraordinary sense for individual needs, Kutty has also worked with the families and victims of Mumbai's 7/11 serial train blasts.
Kutty is also part of therapy group in Pune where canines are groomed to help cancer patients and others with special needs to cope with trauma and tragedy.