Masks and PPE kits have become a part of our everyday life as the world battles the deadly covid pandemic. However, one thing that people still haven’t learnt is the proper disposal of these masks.
A distressing incident came to light in Tamil Nadu when a video of a team of veterinarians removing a face mask from the stomach of a Siberian Husky went viral.
It has been assumed that the dog must have swallowed it while the mask was lying unattended.
The video was shared on Twitter by IAS officer Supriya Sahu that shows veterinarians in Chennai operating on a Siberian Husky.
She wrote, ”The masks we carelessly throw away can end up killing animals. A team of veterinarians from TN University of Veterinary & animal sciences at Chennai successfully removed a face mask from the stomach of a Siberian Husky dog. Video not for faint hearted. Please ensure safe disposal”