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.

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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