Dogs in the Indian city of Mumbai are turning blue, with the cause thought to be dyes being discharged by industry into a river. Concerns were raised by Arati Chauhan, head of the Navi Mumbai Animal Protection Cell, who posted pictures online of one dog whose fur had been dyed blue. "It was shocking to see how the dog's white fur had turned completely blue," she said. It was thought there were about five dogs in the area, a township of Mumbai, with dyed fur.
Eyewitnesses report a police officer and dog had to be pulled from under a car in the main street of Invercargill overnight. Police said they received reports of erratic driving on the Bluff Highway. They tried to stop the car but it fled. The car was spiked but continued on for a short time. "A police officer and police dog were hit when the vehicle came to a stop on Dee St," police said. The dog was checked by a vet and did not suffer any serious injuries, while the officer had bruising to a leg.
A man has died in a suspected homicide after police found him injured at an Auckland house where a "noisy party with possibly fighting" had been reported. Police said they were called to the party on Haughey Avenue in the suburb of Three Kings just before 3am on Saturday. "When police arrived people had begun to disperse, however someone has asked police for assistance with an injured person at the address, who was given CPR.
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