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Chairperson's Message

Thirty years ago, I started India’s first animal rescue centre and hospital. It was originally designed to cater to approximately 200 animals. Over the years it has saved thousands of animals, inspired others to start rescue centres, become a training ground for veterinarians, and been largely instrumental in eradicating rabies from Delhi.

I could not have done this alone. It was achieved only because people like you contributed to its upkeep. Today SGACC has over 3000 animals in the shelter. We have abandoned animals, accident, and illness cases. We have hundreds of cows and buffaloes who come in every week when they are saved from illegal slaughter by police teams working with People For Animals. We have people bringing in their pets for treatment at nominal cost, or to abandon on the pretext they have found them on the street. We have people who call us at three in the morning because they want to remove a barking dog. We work round the clock.

We get no grants from the government or from foreign foundations and are completely dependent on donations. Our services even for the paying customers are the cheapest in India. We have a x-ray and blood lab for animals in Delhi.

But the hospital is simply collapsing under the weight of the load it is attempting to carry. Every year, the rains damage part of our infrastructure. In winter we are hard pressed to arrange covered shelter for all of the daily arrivals. In summer we have to arrange additional fans and coolers. We simply do not have the ability to carry on like this. We have pending repairs, need to employ more doctors, and improve the infrastructure to make it more animal friendly. We need your help.

We have put together a wishlist of items that we need in order to continue to help animals. Some of these are very small items, some are larger. Instead of a cinema ticket or a birthday celebration, perhaps you could consider donating something that would save the life of a helpless creature.

This hospital is a service to the community and we need people of the community to keep it going. We need you to expand the circle of love.

The law of Karma ensures that helping the truly helpless will bring you luck and joy in return. We hope that the coming year is full of luck and love for you.
Adopt. Donate. Foster. Volunteer.

Thank you for caring about animals and we look forward to your continuing support.
Maneka Gandhi