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Find Buster, claim reward: Gurgaon National Media Centre’s beloved dog missing

gurgaon Updated: Jul 14, 2017 22:25 IST
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Hindustan Times
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Buster, a community dog at National Media Centre, went missing on July 6.(HT Photo)

“Where is our beloved dog Buster, is what my 14-year-old son has been asking for the last 10 days,” said a 41-year-old resident of National Media Centre (who refused to be named). Their community dog went missing from the compound on July 6. She filed an FIR at DLF Phase-2 police station on Thursday.

Buster, a white dog with black spots and aged between 6 and 8, has been missing since July 6 from inside the National Media Centre in Sector 24.

Residents said they fear monkey catchers who visited the premises that day are behind the disappearance.

“They (monkey catchers) made an unauthorised entry on our premises and I am sure they are behind the dog’s disappearance,” a resident said.

From creating a Facebook page titled ‘Find Buster’, starting Twitter threads with the same hashtag to making posters and handouts, residents have left no stone unturned to find their ‘gentle, docile and friendly Buster’.

“We contacted every missing dog helpline, made fliers and posters that are being handed out across the city.Even our children have been distributing these posters at school in the hope of finding Buster,” the woman who filed the missing complaint said.

A cash award of ₹10,000 has also been announced for anyone who finds her. The amount will be pooled by around four to five families residing in the National Media Centre complex.

“We are doing everything we can to find Buster. We received information that she was spotted on Gurgaon-Faridabad Road and Golf Course Road near Ashok Vihar. On investigation, it was found that the information was false,” the complainant said.

She said children are especially worried about the fate of Buster. He was a stray dog roaming the streets of NMC around four to five years ago, a child from in the society, said.

“We got her vaccinated and sterilised a few years ago and since then, she had come to be regarded as a community dog,” the complainant said.

NMC houses around 200 families.“When I came home, Buster would run to my car and wag his tail. I miss seeing him around,” the woman, whose son considers Buster his best friend, said.

She filed an FIR under section 379 (theft) on Thursday.

She said the residents won’t give up looking for him?” she said.

A search party will be formed on Saturday and anyone willing to help the residents find Buster can join the search.

First Published: Jul 14, 2017 22:25 IST