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Blue Cross has always focused on Indian dogs as pets since we believe that they’re the ideal pets for our Indian conditions. No less than a pedigree, or sometimes even better, when it comes to being a lovable companion.
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Blue Cross of India relies on donations from supporters to continue our vital animal welfare work. Without this support, we could not help as many animals as we do. Donations enable us to care for the animals

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Helpline

Our Ambulances and staff trained in animal rescue and relief are on duty 24×7. If you see an animal in distress please get in touch with on the phone [Chennai only] : +91-44-22354959 / +91-44-22300666 / +91-44-22300655

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Blue Cross of India Provides

Humane education programme to develop kindness in kids and encourage adoption.

Rescue Centres for Dogs at Thodukaadu Village and Kunnam Village

Post Research Animal Rehabilitation Centre at Kunnam Village

Cattle shelter at Kunnam Village, Kancheepuram District

24 x 7 Ambulance service for large and small animals, which are brought to the shelters for treatment.

Dr.Dog programme – to help developmentally challenged children.

Rescue centres for cattle that are transported for slaughter at Guindy, Chennai

Shelter facilities for rescued animals at Chennai, Kunnam Village & Thodukkadu

Animal Birth Control clinics at Chennai, Kunnam Village & Thodukkadu Village

Fully equipped surgical theaters where 1500 dogs are sterilized every month in Chennai city alone.

Clinic facilities for outpatients for 365 days a year; manned by qualified veterinary doctors.

Achievements

Blue Cross of India has significantly contributed to Wild Avian Management, Animal Experimentation Rules, Banning of Dissection, Animals in Films, Performing Animals, Animal Experimentation, Export of monkeys for research, Export of Frogs Leg, etc., Read More

Activities

Our projects consists of Medical waste disposal, Shelters, Rehoming, Adoptathon, ABC – Animal Birth Control, Hospitals, Mobile Dispensary, Work with Other NGOs, Ambulance Services, etc., Read More

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When you donate Rs.5000/- or more to the Blue Cross, besides the satisfaction you have helped animals, you will also be designated a Life Associate Member of the Blue Cross. Download Form

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Blue Cross of India was registered in 1964 with the following guiding principles:

  • That it is moral obligation that all animals, whether domesticated or wild, be protected from cruelty on the part of the man
  • That the claims and interests of science, sport, entertainment and the production of food do not exempt man from the obligation to eliminate cruelty and avoid suffering.
  • That Humane Education is essential if the conditions of animals are to be improved.

 

Goals to be reached before 2020:
  • Training centre for vets, para-vets, animal handlers and animal welfare workers
  • Corpus Fund to ensure a guaranteed source of income to feed and look after the animals
  • Professionalisation of the administration and monitoring of activities

Our Rescue Stories

Grumpy, moody and very aggressive cat rescued

On June 22, 2015, we received a call from a gentleman stating that a cat had fallen into a deep well. The Volunteer Mr. Vijay, college student and an animal rescuer extraordinaire rushed to the spot. The cat had fallen in a 60 feet blind well, the ground was very muddy and the walls were […]

Blue Cross of India animal rescue

Today was a good day!

On March 18, 2016, at around 07:00 am, we received a call from a man named Mr. Raja of Chromepet. He reported that a cat had fallen into a well and was almost drowning. The timing was almost perfect since one of our volunteers Mr. Daniel who was training with ropes at that moment (universe […]

Blue Cross of India Animal rescue during Chennai floods

Special Rescue during the floods

During the floods in Chennai City, BCI volunteers headed by Mr Dawn Williams, Residential General Manager went to all the flood affected areas in a boat and rescued animals in big numbers. Also, three Doctors from Romaniya and two doctors from the United Kingdom helped us during the rescue.

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From the blog

World Animal Day

On the occasion of World Animal Day (WAD), October 4 each year, special programmes are held all over the world. While the reason behind WAD is to remind everyone to be kind to animals, we must be kind all the time. The Blue Cross of India has been observing WAD since 2009, among other things, […]

Volunteers training

Volunteers train for animal handling, rope accession, descending, Rope Knots, Rope rigging animal First aid and animal welfare training programmes. The training is put into practice daily in rescuing different species of animals from wells and buildings. Training in animal laws and filing police cases are also imparted.

Special Adoption Drive at Forum Vijaya Mall

This Sunday was an ecstatic day for us at BCI. An adoption drive took place at Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani, Chennai, and it was an extremely successful event! 20 puppies were adopted.

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Awards

Jeanne Marchig Award in 2007

PETA’s Proggy Award in 2006

Lifetime Achievement Award 2005

Middle East Animal Welfare

Humane Society International Award in 2005

Prani Mitra Award in 1985

Queen Victoria Medal in 1964

The Cat Rescue
You may have seem posts of redundant rescues. It may seem like they're all the same, but they are not! 
Rescues of animals stuck in wells!!
Daniel goes inside a well to rescue a cat. The well is quite large in diameter. So he must find a way to catch the cat without wasting too much time. 
Watch how he efficiently catches the cat and sends it up. The cat was brought back to the shelter for treatment. He is now under recovery. 
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The numbers

Animals in Shelter
1600
Animal Birth Control 15-16
8766
Animals rescued 15-16
9216
In patients 15-16
17470

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