Burqa-clad woman on mission to save stray dogs

Ms Hesti Sutrisno with John, a starving dog from a nearby abandoned house that she adopted.
Ms Hesti Sutrisno with John, a starving dog from a nearby abandoned house that she adopted.ST PHOTO: WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA

Burqa-clad Hesti Sutrisno, who used to feed the stray cats outside her home in South Tangerang every day, found a hungry stray dog among them one day in 2015.

The dog, which her husband later named John, had come from a nearby abandoned house and occasionally scared children who played in the streets.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Burqa-clad woman on mission to save stray dogs'. Print Edition | Subscribe