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Puppy power: AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya rescues dog

Mittu is home-hunting for a threeweek-old pup he found wandering the streets in Bengaluru.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Oct 09, 2015, 08.19 AM IST
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Mittu is home-hunting for a threeweek-old pup he found wandering the streets in Bengaluru.
Mittu is home-hunting for a threeweek-old pup he found wandering the streets in Bengaluru.
Two weeks ago, Mittu Chandilya was heading down the airport road in Bengaluru when he saw a little puppy walking blindly on the road, amidst heavy traffic. Chandilya recalls, "We immediately stopped the car, halted traffic and picked up the puppy. We looked for its mum or any other dogs in the area but there were none. So, we took her home." The pup is barely three weeks old, and the Chandilyas are looking out for a good home for her. "She was really tiny when we found her. Her eyes weren't even open. But she is so active now. She's about three weeks old and a really sweet little puppy. She is currently living with my sister and mum."

While Chandilya says he would love to keep her, his work schedule does not permit him to do so. He says, "I am on the road so often; my children are at school, so it doesn't make sense. We could hire someone but that wouldn't be fair on her. We haven't named her because we do not want to get too attached to her -so we are just calling her Puppy. She's a great little pup and I think she has a slight mix of German Shepherd in her. And most surprisingly, she's already potty-trained."

Puppy power: AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya rescues dog

This isn't the first time that Chandilya has helped out his four-legged friends. He's got something bigger in mind when it comes to orphaned animals. "In my family, we are all huge dog lovers.

I have a foundation in my own name for the last five years that helps stray dogs in Chennai.

My mum, sister and I want to start an animal shelter for orphaned and abandoned dogs. We would like to find a couple of acres of farmland and devote it to dogs that have nowhere to go. Right now I am so busy that I just do not have the time. But my mum and sister are working on it."
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