But for the
relentless efforts being made by the animal welfare organisations, humane societies, charitable trusts,
societies for prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCA) and some
kind-hearted individuals, the condition of animals would have been far worse
that it is at present. It goes to the credit of these organisations that
despite formidable odds, such as financial constrains and indifference of
the government agencies, they are doing an excellent work to ameliorate the
living conditions of the creatures in distress.
organizations focus on different aspects of animal welfare. Some of
them profess vegetarianism and create public awareness for being kind to the
animals. Some others are engaged in establishment of rescue homes,
animal shelters, sanctuaries, pinjarpoles, and gaushalas, where animals and
birds in distress stay under protection.
organisations are running hospitals and health care centers for animals and
birds, maintaining mobile dispensaries and keeping ambulance vans for
transporting ill and injured animals. Sterilization of stray animals and
offering pets for adoption are also amongst the activities of some of the
despite different fields of activities of different animal welfare bodies
and humane societies etc., the basic objective of their efforts is the same:
to prevent unnecessary pain and suffering to the animals and to promote
welfare organisations, societies and charitable trusts are generally
non-profit bodies funded by donations, grants and sponsorships. Any
responsible citizen who has a soft corner for animals, birds and wildlife,
and is concerned about their welfare, can support the cause of these
organizations by acquiring their membership, making donations or supporting
them in some other way.
We give below the particulars of
animal welfare organizations, societies for prevention of cruelty to animals
(SPCA), charitable trusts and other bodies engaged in animal welfare,
located in the various cities of India. More additions will be made to
the list as and when we come to know about other such organizations.
In case you know about any
animal welfare organization, which is not included in this list,
please tell us.
(This list is based on the information published by a number
of sources, notably,
www.worldanimal.net, as also
the feedback given by various animal welfare organizations themselves).