German couple Janin Scharrenberg and Steffen Kagerah, who are on a world tour, flew all the way down to Chennai from Nepal to reunite with their two years old black pupper which went missing during July of this year.
The couple who were camping near the Marina beach as a part of their world tour, were parted away from their pet. The couple then lodged a complaint in the Marina beach Police station. Trespassers said that, the puppy was allegedly taken by an auto rikshaw driver.
”At 4.30 p.m. on Saturday, Steffen had gone to the harbour to enquire about shipping our car to Sri Lanka, our next stop. I was waiting on the Marina beach for my husband. Since the car was getting too hot in the sun, Luke was tied to the vehicle and was sitting under it and I was inside the vehicle for a few minutes. A few people who saw an auto rikshaw driver remove Luke’s leash and drive away with him, alerted me, but by then , it was too late.” Said Mrs. Janin. The couple had initially decided to do a tour of Europe but then visited Turkey and decided to go to more places. “After visiting Pakistan, we came to India and travelled from Amritsar all the way to Rameswaram while driving along the west coast,” She added.
The couple had announced a reward or any information about the missing Labrador. Few days later, Vijaya Narayanan, an animal rescuer, received a call from a youngster , saying that the missing puppy was identified. The embedded microchip confirmed that the Labrador was Luke.
The young man was awarded Rs. 30,000. Vijaya accompanied the couple as they were reunited with Luke. She added, “It was love in its purest form. The unfairness of their separation troubled me. I’m relieved. I can sleep peacefully now.” On her Facebook page Janin said, “The happiest day of my life! Thanks to everyone who has been helping us. U are amazing. Thank u for every picture.”