A retired police dog named ‘Tiger’, who helped police officials in detecting bombs during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai and was on duty for several days outside the Taj hotel in Colaba, has passed away.
Animal lover Fizzah Shah took care of Tiger along with other retired police dogs in her Virar farmhouse. Her farmhouse was home to four 26/11 sniffer dogs – Max, Sultan, Tiger and Caesar.
Tiger, the black Labrador, was suffering from lung infection. The dog was attached to the bomb detection dog squad at Goregaon.
Tiger’s funeral was performed in Mumbai with full state honours.
The 26/11 hero was laid to rest in Shah’s farmhouse.
Shah says Tiger loved playing with footballs., but his favourite pastime was to catch the coconut falling from the trees in the farm.
According to Shah, when Tiger’s childhood buddy and colleague Sultan passed away in the farm, Tiger became lonely.
“After Sultan went away, Tiger got very depressed. When Max went away, these three used to roam around his grave. Caesar is also not keeping well these days. When Tiger died, Caesar just sat down and he was not ready to get up,” she said.
On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorist entered Mumbai from the Arabian sea front and went on a carnage killing and injuring a total of 466 people.