Dogs In This Town Started Turning Blue, But No One Knew Why

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Unsafe Conditions

However, Mumbai isn't exactly the cleanest city for animals or residents. The dogs are often fed scraps from locals and drink water from the river. The garbage piles up in the streets and at least five hundred tons of trash go uncollected every day. While it's a paradise for a stray dog, it's a sanitation crisis. Mumbai has the highest death toll for human rabies in the world at almost 20,000 per year... 

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Dogs in India were decreed safe by the government in 2001, and it became illegal for locals to kill the excessive strays. As a result, the streets ran rampant with the animals. Several began training as police dogs, which helped a bit, but the increase in population made things change all around the town. The city was in a state of growing pains, and the dogs were being overlooked...

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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.