Rocky is seen sitting inside her container at the international airport before flying to London.
Niloufar Saleem, Gulf Today
Rightly named ‘Rocky’ after the super-hit Hollywood film on a street fighter, starring Sylvester Stallone, the Indian street dog finds a home in London.
The dog that had lost its front legs in an horrific train accident was rescued and kept in an animal shelter in India’s Haryana state.
The three-year-old mutt was found by Railway Protection Force. The was covered in blood and her forelegs badly injured.
Having all the qualities of the hero of the film Rocky, who survives against all odds, the three-year-old mutt also was no less.
While the dog's video shared by the officials went viral on social media, an Indian living in England paid for Rocky’s artificial legs.
In July, Rocky took her first steps on her new limbs, made by a leading doctor in Jaipur, and over several months gradually learned to walk again.
Rocky boarded a plane in New Delhi early Wednesday bound for London, where she is due to be collected by the foundation and her new owner.
She appeared to be taking everything in her shaky stride.
An estimated 30 million stray dogs roam India's streets.
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He is the son of renowned singer and music director Ismail Darbar. Despite hailing from a family that has its roots deep into the Bollywood industry.