Hyderabad: An image of a girl carrying a puppy is going viral on social media.

"We need to learn a lot from this poignant picture of an innocent girl saving the life of a puppy amidst a severe flood. Photo Shivpuri Madhya Pradesh," reads the message.



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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a Google Reverse Image Search of the viral image which led us to a website 'Global Giving'.


We then found this picture on the website 'Flickr'. According to the information, the picture was taken in November 2009 in Vietnam.

Taking a cue from this, we performed a keyword search which led us to a report by a Vietnamese digital newspaper "VN Express". We found that the viral picture was published on the website. According to the report, this picture was taken during the floods in Hau Jiang province of South Vietnam.

We did not find any report which stated that the picture was taken in Madhya Pradesh.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The image is nowhere related to the climatic condition in Madhya Pradesh.

Claim Review :   Image of a little girl saving a puppy in Madhya Pradesh
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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