NGOs have existed for a long time in India that provide animal care, support animal welfare, and rights, and protect them from cruel human actions that threaten their existence.
We provide information about these organizations, activities, contact details, funding, and other details that can be utilized by animal volunteers to support them in various forms. In case, if you like to add any organization here or to report, please click here.
Animals Welfare Board of India
The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare. It established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (No. 59 of 1960), the Animal Welfare Board of India was started under the stewardship of Late Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, well known humanitarian. From ensuring that animal welfare laws in the country are diligently followed, to provide grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and to advise the Government of India on animal welfare issues, the Board has been the face of the animal welfare movement in the country for the last 50 years.
AWBI acts as the Governing body for all the animal-related activities carried out by the individuals and animal N.G.O.s across the country. Several functions mentioned here are as follows.
- To keep the law in force in India for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, advise the Central Government on the making of rules under the Act to prevent unnecessary pain or suffering to animals generally
- cooperate with, and coordinate the work of, associations or bodies established for the purpose of preventing unnecessary pain or suffering to animals or for the protection of animals and birds.
- To impart education in relation to the humane treatment of animals and encourage the formation of public opinion against the infliction of unnecessary pain or suffering to animals and promote animal welfare through lectures, books, posters, cinematographic exhibitions, and the like.
A.W.B.I. provides humane education and training programs on topics like dog handling, animal birth control, care, and management of temple elephants.
A.W.B.I. provides financial assistance to the recognized Animal welfare organizations across India. One of the essential functions of the Board is to provide financial aid to the recognized Animal Welfare Organisations(A.W.O.s).
Location – Haryana
Website – http://awbi.in/index.html
Contact – http://awbi.in/contact.html
Animals Water Bowl Project (AWBP) Trust
AWBP Trust is a registered non-profit trust that was started on April 14 April 2017, The vision of AWBP Trust is to create a platform where every street animal gets safe drinking water round the clock throughout the year. And connect humans with animals through continuous education programs.
Animal Water Bowl Distribution
AWBP Trust provides water-bowls free of cost to the interested individuals who are willing to follow the five-rules for taking up water-bowls’ responsibility at their residence, apartments, or community, to ensure that animals get safe drinking water round the clock throughout the year.
Continuous Education Programs
AWBP Trust provides awareness programs on the importance of animals to the people in the community. It collaborates and offers continuous education programs in schools, colleges, corporates, and public places to fill the gap between humans and animals. Continuous education programs are currently organized in various forms, like showcasing short films, artwork, articles, video songs, workshops, and contests.
Location – Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Medchal, RangareddyVisakhapatnam, Thane, Pune.
Website – https://awbptrust.org/
Donation – https://awbptrust.org/sponsors
Volunteer – https://awbptrust.org/volunteer
Contact – https://awbptrust.org/contact-us
RRSA is a non-government animal welfare organization that provides medical care to un-owned domestic animals and runs a rehabilitation center for wild birds and small mammals. The objective is to help animals in pain and suffering. The mission is dedicated to the day when all living beings are treated with compassion and love.
Radium drive project – create proper awareness to reduce animal accidents and provide free medical care and assistance to injured animals. Conduct a bird rescue campaign for the birds affected by the kite festival. Conducts a leather protest campaign to create awareness and prevent innocent animals’ killing for leather manufacture. Conduct Dog vaccination and sterilization. Conduct animal rescues, animal adoption, and rehabilitation. Taking actions to prevent animal cruelty.
RRSA India organizes seminars and workshops in schools and colleges to create awareness among people to care for animals. Conducts free events and donation drives for animal rescue and organizations.
Visakha Society For Protection And Care Of Animals(V.S.P.C.A.)
VSPCA is an international non-profit entity dedicated to sustaining animal and plant life in Visakhapatnam, including promoting biodiversity. V.S.P.C.A. is recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests. V.S.P.C.A. manages an animal shelter called Kindness Farm and provides medical facilities at this location.
Adopt an animal program, kindness farm, animal birth control for dogs and cats, parrot rescue from fake fortune tellers, cattle respect program, cobra rescue, cow sanctuary, migratory bird protection, plastic cow project, Simhachalam Calves, Dr paw program, adopt an all Indian dog or cat.
Olive Ridley Sea turtle conservation, wildlife protection, plant protection, disaster risk reduction, and flood relief conserve the plant, animals, and marine species through the Olive Ridley sea turtle program across 133 km Visakhapatnam coastline.
Vegan meals for poor people.
Location – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Website – https://vspca.org/
Donation – https://vspca.org/donate/
Volunteer – https://vspca.org/volunteer-at-vspca/
Contact – https://vspca.org/contact/
Animal Aid Unlimited(A.A.U.)
Animal Aid Unlimited founded in 2002 by Erika, Jim, and Claire Abrams Myers. AAU is an Indian non-profit animal organization involved in the rescue, medical care, and ownerless animals’ shelter.
Rescue, hospital and medical care, spay, neuter, sanctuary, outreach and education, and cruelty response.
Provide First Aid training to equip dedicated animal volunteers with basic medical knowledge and skills to rescue, treat animals immediately.
Location – Udaipur, Rajasthan
Website – https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/
Donation – https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/donations/monthly-donation/
Volunteer – https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
Contact – https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/contact/
Blue Cross Of Hyderabad
Blue Cross of Hyderabad is an animal welfare-driven registered non-profit society working for the animals’ welfare since 1992. The Animal Welfare Board Of India recognizes B.C.H.
Animal welfare training in the form of adoption, animal birth control(A.B.C.) training, anti-rabies vaccination(A.R.V.) for rabies control, first aid training for volunteers, pet care for the veterinarians, pet owners, animal welfare groups, and students conducted by qualified and certified veterinary doctors.
Conducts outreach programs for the school students and interested groups.
Community sponsored clinic
It provides checkups, ABC-ARV, first aid, disease control, health consulting, awareness sessions to the animals, volunteers, and the general population.
Engage in relationship building with Government departments, animal welfare groups, citizens to prevent animal cruelty and humanely resolve animal issues.
Location – Hyderabad, Telangana
Website – https://bluecrossofhyd.org/
Donation – https://donate.bluecrossofhyd.org/
Contact – https://bluecrossofhyd.org/contact-us/
People For Animals (P.F.A.)
PFA is India’s largest non-government organization, with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units, 60 mobile units, and 2.5 Lakh members. P.F.A. is involved in the rehabilitation of sick and needy animals. The aim is to establish an animal welfare center in each of the 600 districts in India.
These include operating animal shelters, ambulance services, sponsoring the animal activity, animal sterilization programs, treatment camps, and disaster rescue missions. Provides treatments free of cost to stray animals.
Conduct education programs across the schools, promote and produce media programs on animal-related issues, conduct training programs for lawyers, police officers, vets, and animal owners. Publish books, expert guides on animal care issues. Provide career opportunities in animal welfare.
Partner with influential community leaders and opinion-makers.Liaison with national and international animal welfare groups.Form strategic corporate partnerships.
Educate about health, environment, and economic costs of animal-based choices. Source and promote animal-free alternatives. Enroll celebrity spokespersons to popularize cruelty-free options.
Location – New Delhi and across India
Website – https://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/
Donation – https://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/donate.php
Volunteer – https://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/volunteer.php
Contact – https://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/contactus.php
RESQ is a charitable animal trust founded in 2007 in Pune. The mission is to ensure that animals are happy and free from suffering. The work is to reduce the human-animal conflict by rescuing and treating street animals that are sick or injured. Resq is India’s active citywide rescue services. It provides education and inspiration among urban communities to coexist with animals on the streets peacefully.
Onsite rescue of animals, rehabilitation and medical treatment through the hospital, sanctuary and rehoming center for the animals who cannot survive on the streets, wildlife transit unit for wildlife animals, rabies project for surveillance, quarantine and testing facility, pet clinic service, provides animal guardian service for the pet animals if the owner.
Conducts awareness and training programs for the schools, colleges, corporate, and communities to bring a positive shift in the mindset towards the animals.
Location – Pune, Maharashtra
Website – https://www.resqct.org/
Donation – https://www.resqct.org/donate
Volunteer – https://www.resqct.org/volunteer
Contact – https://www.resqct.org/contact
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (C.U.P.A.)
CUPA is a non-profit, non-government organization created in 1991 by Ms. Crystal Rogers. This British woman would take in suffering animals and provide a safe space for healing and happiness. It now operates five independent shelters across Bangalore. C.U.P.A. is a registered Charitable Trust. Registered with Animal Welfare Board of India (A.W.B.I.), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC).
It provides a trauma and rescue center, animal care hospital, second chance adoption center, large animal rescue and rehabilitation center, geriatric center for the elder dogs, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center, animal birth control for stray dogs and cats, adoption, and foster care.
Under this, CUPA conducts awareness sessions at school, college, or workplace. Arrange a group visit to the CUPA shelter. Sponsor event at CUPA shelter.
Location – Bangalore
Website – https://cupabangalore.org/
Donation – https://cupabangalore.org/donate-now/
Volunteer – https://cupabangalore.org/be-a-volunteer/
Contact – https://cupabangalore.org/contact/
Wildlife S.O.S. India
Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest, and wildlife wealth. It is involved in protecting Indian wildlife, preserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research, creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for the poacher communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.
Wildlife S.O.S. does conservation activities like Leopard conservation, human-bear conflict mitigation, human-wildlife conflict mitigation. They cater to the Dancing-Bear project, Elephant conservation, and care, tribal rehabilitation program under welfare projects.
Wildlife S.O.S. conducts training and awareness programs with local communities, state forest departments, educational institutions, corporates, hospitality industries for human-wildlife conflict mitigation, veterinary practice, and other forest department workshops.
Conducts education and awareness workshops like mitigation of man-animal conflict, coexisting with wildlife such as elephants, leopards, reptiles, sloth bears, and so forth, mitigation of urban-wildlife conflict, raising awareness on the plight of captive elephants in the country and unveiling the brutal reality behind elephant rides.
Conducts research based on the data in human-bear conflict mitigation, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, human-elephant conflict mitigation, research, and conservation for the benefit of wildlife animals.
Location – New Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Bangalore, U.S.A.
Website – https://wildlifesos.org/
Donation – https://give.wildlifesos.org/page/16138/donate/1
Volunteer – https://wildlifesos.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/
Contact – https://wildlifesos.org/contact-us/
Red Paws Rescue
Red Paws Rescue is a registered Non-profit charity to rescue and rehabilitate stray, abandoned dogs in New Delhi. Red paws are involved in finding homes for Indian dogs and pups, providing abandoned animals a loving family, sterilizing animals across New Delhi, offering medical care, and creating awareness for the cause.
Red paws provide a Spay and Neuter project for dogs’ birth control, a rehoming project for street and abandoned animals, a rehab project for injured animals for medical care and rehabilitation, feeding projects to feed the dogs on the road.
Location – New Delhi, India
Website – https://www.redpawsrescue.com/
Donation – https://www.redpawsrescue.com/donate
Volunteer – https://www.redpawsrescue.com/how-you-can-help
Contact – https://www.redpawsrescue.com/contact
Help In Suffering (HIS)
HIS was founded in 1980 by a British animal lover, Miss Crystal Rodgers, aiming for helping suffering animals and all living things. HIS is a registered Indian charitable trust that works for the benefit of the animals in India. HIS is associated with Help In Suffering U.K.U.K., Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations(F.I.A.P.O.), Animaux- Secours France, Les Amis Suisses du Refuge de l’Espoir Switzerland, and Working for Animals Australia.
HIS provides animal birth control programs, veterinary hospital, Camel project, Camel Pushkar fair, rescue and rehoming, the conduct of village camps.
Contribute to animal welfare by conducting training and continuous education for the staff, veterinary students, to the Animal Welfare Board Of India(A.W.B.I.), communities, and other populations.
Location – Jaipur, Rajasthan India
Website – https://www.his-india.in/index.html
Donation – https://www.his-india.in/donate-gifts.html
Volunteer – https://www.his-india.in/volunteers.html
Contact – https://www.his-india.in/contact-us.html
Stray Relief And Animal Welfare(STRAW)
STRAW is a registered non-profit/non-government organization founded by Vasanti Kumar and Dinesh Kumar. Their core activity is the promotion of animal welfare through education. It promotes empathy and compassion for all living beings and cares for the environment by educating young people through its humane education programs and workshops. It is recognized and certified by the Animal Welfare Board Of India(A.W.B.I.), a member of the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organization(F.I.A.P.O.), partner of Human Education Coalition, a former member society of the World Society for the Protection of Animals(WSPA), U.KU.K.
STRAW provides an animal helpline to help distressed animals across the cities in India. Provides coordinated rescue efforts and provides counseling to various pet owners and others to resolve multiple issues relating to pets and stray animals in their neighborhoods. Undertakes the adoption of homeless and abandoned pets, referrals to other organizations, and veterinarians.
STRAW provides humane education for the school children, adolescents through a compassionate youth program, for adults through the animal helpline for counseling the adults. They conduct compassionate classroom programs, animal welfare workshops and presentations, painting and essay writing for animals and the environment, nature walks and outdoor walking, celebrating important world days.
Location – Bangalore, India
Website – https://www.strawindia.org/home.aspx
Donation – https://www.strawindia.org/donate.aspx
Volunteer – https://www.strawindia.org/join-us-as-a-volunteer-or-intern.aspx
Contact – https://www.strawindia.org/contact-us.aspx
Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre (S.G.A.C.C.)
SGACC is India’s oldest and Asia’s largest animal care center founded in 1980 in memory of Mrs. Ruthwell of New South Wales. This center served as a prototype for all the other centers across India. They did serve more than 3000 plus animals across India. It accepts any number or any animals that need help.
SGACC provides Inpatient & Outpatient department for animals(IPD & OPD), Intensive Care Unit(ICU), Operation theater(OT), Lab, Dental services, free treatments for animals, Animal Birth Control(ABC), Animal Cemetery, Gaushala.
S.G.A.C.C. provides free training and internship opportunities for veterinary professionals, staff from outside. It also includes training sessions on avian medicine, fracture wounds conducted by foreign veterinary specialists.
Location – New Delhi, India
Website – http://www.sanjaygandhianimalcarecentre.org/index.html
Donation – http://www.sanjaygandhianimalcarecentre.org/want-to-help.html#donate-now
Volunteer – http://www.sanjaygandhianimalcarecentre.org/want-to-help.html#donate-now
Contact – http://www.sanjaygandhianimalcarecentre.org/contact-us.html
IN DEFENCE OF ANIMALS(I.D.A.)
IDA INDIA is a non-profit grass root-level animal protection organization dedicated to establishing and defending all non – human living creatures’ rights.
I.D.A. India does Dog and Cat sterilization, treatment, and surgery for animals, mobile clinics for minor ailments, outpatient departments for the animals brought by poor communities, fostering, and adoption.
Campaigns to secure legal recognition for animal rights nationally and internationally, promote vegetarianism, create awareness amongst people to start a movement against the use of animals in lab experiments, harsh training regimes in circus and films, manhandling slaughter animals, and poultry chicken, breeding for commercial exploitation.
Location – Mumbai, India
Website – https://www.idaindia.org/index.htm
Donation – https://www.idaindia.org/donate
Volunteer – https://www.idaindia.org/volunteer
Contact – https://www.idaindia.org/contact
Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE)
CARE was established in January 2013 from the inspiration of 15-year-old Charlie, a differently-abled, three-legged Indian Dog who was an established figure in the field of canine therapy since 2005. Various animals are offered shelter and treatment due to their health conditions and special needs.
CARE provides animal rescue, animal rehabilitation, adoptions and release, canine and feline therapy.
CARE provides The Young Angels program to teach animal welfare in school children through Charlies Pack; interested children visit CARE and learn through hands-on activities to create responsibility towards animals and each other. Through community outreach and events, conducts various programs among different sections of the population.
Location – Bangalore, India
Website – https://charlies-care.com/
Donation – https://charlies-care.com/help-us/#donate
Volunteer – https://charlies-care.com/help-us/
Contact – https://charlies-care.com/contact-us/
Posh Foundation is a Delhi N.C.R. based N.G.O., that is involved in animal welfare and awareness related issues, registered under Trust as of April 07, 2014. A group of animal rights activists has formed this organization. The goal is to give life to as many street animals as humanly possible and enrich the lives of those who adopt them, thereby creating a better world.
Operates Nirvana shelter for the dogs involved in canine rescue and recovery activities. Operates canine physiotherapy and hydrotherapy unit that offers treatment and rehabilitation. Provides animal adoption.
Creates awareness sessions and events relevant to various animal topics.
Location – Delhi NCR, India
Website – https://www.poshfoundation.in/
Donation – https://www.poshfoundation.in/donate
Volunteer – https://www.poshfoundation.in/volunteer-2
Contact – https://www.poshfoundation.in/contact-us
Debasree Roy Foundation (DRF)
DRF is a registered non-profit organization from Kolkata that has been working for stray animals since 2009. Veteran actress Debasree Roy establishes DRF due to her compassion for animals.
Operates vaccination camps for stray animals and animal care centers to treat injured and abandoned homeless animals and conduct adoption programs for abandoned street dogs.
DRF has organized many programs to promote animal welfare with other N.G.O.s and Bollywood celebrities.
Location – Kolkata, West Bengal
Website – http://www.debasreeroyfoundation.org/index.html
Donation – http://debasreeroyfoundation.org/donatenow.aspx
Volunteer – http://debasreeroyfoundation.org/beavolunteer.html
Contact – http://www.debasreeroyfoundation.org/contact.html
The Bombay Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (B.S.P.C.A.)
The Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA), including the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals, was established in 1874 and is over 144 years in existence. It’s the oldest animal welfare organization in India.
B.S.P.C.A. provides Animal hospital and ambulance services for treatment, provides veterinary service for pet owners, conducts sterilization programs for stray dogs, cats, animal health camps for small and large animals, adoption of abandoned/ownerless animals.
Conducts animal awareness sessions in schools and colleges, awareness programs through press media, allow schools and colleges to visit the B.S.P.C.A. for awareness, teach training courses at an animal hospital on behalf of the Animal Welfare Board of India(A.W.B.I.).
Location – Mumbai, India
Website – https://bombayspca.org/index.html
Donation – https://bombayspca.org/donations_reg_form.aspx
Volunteer – https://bombayspca.org/helpus_volunteer.html
Contact – https://bombayspca.org/contactus.aspx
Tails N Trees
TailsNTress is an animal welfare, and environmental NGO in Pune that conducts stray dog sterilization drives every week and rescues between 15 to 25 sick or injured animals every month. The vision is to see an India where humans and animals can peacefully coexist within well-planned, green cities.
TailsNTress is involved in Neuter (animal birth control), vaccination for rabies, rescue and treatment of injured street animals in East Pune.
TailsNTress conducts environmental awareness programs in school to encourage youth participation regarding the environment. Enables environmental protection to improve the habitat for urban animals, wildlife, and humans. Also, support and participate in green city initiatives such as tree planting, litter clean-up drives, and green space preservation.
Location – Pune
Website – https://tailsntrees.org/
Donation – https://tailsntrees.org/donations/category/sponsor-an-animal/
Volunteer – https://tailsntrees.org/donations/rescue/
Contact – https://tailsntrees.org/contactus/
Blue Cross Of India
Blue Cross Of India was formed in April 1964 involved in activities related to animal welfare and rights.
BCI is involved in the medical waste disposal ethically through its partners, provide animal shelter and nutritious food to recover, rehoming of animals, animal birth control, maintains mobile dispensary for treatment, work with other NGOs, Ambulance services, provides water bowl for the animals, provides Dr. Dog animal therapy for the special needs children.
Assistance For NGOs
BCI provides help in Memorandum and Articles of Association, Statements of Policy, By-laws, and more to cut down the paperwork to establish a new organization. Several chapters of Blue Cross like Blue Cross of Hyderabad, Blue Cross of Guwahati, Blue Cross of Patna, Blue Cross of Coimbatore came into existence.
Location – Chennai
Website – https://bluecrossofindia.org/
Donation – https://bluecrossofindia.org/donate-now/
Volunteer – https://bluecrossofindia.org/supportus/
Contact – https://bluecrossofindia.org/contact/
Blue Cross of Pune
The Blue Cross Society of Pune is a charitable trust registered in 1994. Blue Cross Pune is recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). This was founded by Ms. Sunanda Das, Ms. Hilla Maitra, Mr. Subir Das, Dr. Phiroz Khambatta, and other animal lovers. Over twenty-five years, Blue Cross Pune has neutered and vaccinated more than 200,000 street and pet dogs.
Also, Blue Cross has built an Animal hospital on a 100,000sq.ft plot of land obtained on lease from the Pune Municipal Corporation at Keshav Nagar, Mundhwa.
Operates an animal hospital that provides numerous treatments for pet and stray animals. Provides Outpatient department(OPD), Inpatient Department(IPD) ICU, diagnostic facilities, pathology, surgery, and recovery wards for the animals.Conducts animal birth control(ABC) & Anti-Rabies vaccination programs.Rehomes abandoned and stray animals. Performs animal rescues that are in distress. Counsel the pet owners.
Blue Cross Pune conducts awareness drives for educating the public about laws related to animals, prevention of cruelty to animals, protection from rabies, primarily first aid for animals, the need for neutering pets and strays, how to deal with hostile dogs, and inculcating a love for animals in general. With the help of veterinary doctors, trainers, and animal behaviourists, the Blue Cross periodically holds workshops on subjects such as:
primary first aid to animals, handling and training dogs to obey simple commands, responsible pet ownership, etc. Blue Cross members and volunteers interact from time to time for fundraising, awareness drives, guest lectures, tree planting, etc.
Blue Cross Animal Hospital
Near New Kumbhar Vasti
Keshavnagar, Mundhwa, Pune 411036
Mobile – 7276006491 & 7276006492
Donations are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80-G of the IT Act, 1961.
With so many organizations that are in existence for a long time in India, these organizations are passionately and sincerely handling the challenges in animal welfare and rights, thereby serving the cause of the street animals, contributing to the creation of a compassionate society that treats the animals as equal and respects the existence of animals on earth.