Our helpline receives information from the citizens of sick, injured or abandoned animals suffering in the streets in the Greater Chennai area.
We have several rescue routes that cover the entire metropolis every day to transport these street animals to our hospital and shelter for treatment and rehabilitation.
Between 30 and 40 sick, injured or abandoned animals are admitted to our animal hospital everyday.
For complex rescues involving animals trapped in difficult to access or hazardous places, a special team of expert rescuers take over.
Our special-rescues team saves animals trapped in places and situations that are difficult to reach or manage with the usual rescue methods.
This team has well trained and equipped expert rescuers who have the specialised skills to manage complex situations that require working in difficult to access environments such as high rise building ledges, open wells, storm water drains, tall high tension electric / cell phone towers etc.
The tactical rescue team is also quick to act in disaster relief operations. Incredible work has been done by this team both for human and animal relief during the cyclones that are not very uncommon in the east coast of India.
This team has also trained members of other animal welfare organisations and the Tamil Nadu Fire department and imparted the critical skills in executing flawless animal rescues that keep both rescuer and animal safety in mind.
Our special rescue team has been involved in several disaster relief operations.
Treatment & Rehabilitation Sections:
Adult Dog Treatment
Mother & Pups
Cattle & Large Animal Treatment
Adult Cat Treatment
Our Animal Hospital at Guindy has several qualified and experienced veterinarians, para-veterinarians and animal care givers who help with the recuperation of the around 2000 animal residents at any given time.
Our hospital is a rehabilitation home for distressed free ranging dogs, cats, pups & kittens, cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs, birds of many feathers and small reptiles & rodents.
These are usually free ranging animals that are picked up by us based on citizen rescue requests from the Chennai metropolitan area or brought in by the public. They are released back after recuperation and birth control surgeries (where relevant).
Two Small Animal OTs for Dogs
One Small Animal OT for Cats
One Large Animal OT.
Our OT's are equipped with adjustable height operating tables, shadowless surgery lighting, refrigerators and autoclaves, maintaining the highest standards of sterility and medical waste disposal protocols.
Daily Cleaning, Deep Disinfection, Fumigation, Blow Torching, High Pressure Cleaning (to elaborate)
Our modern steam kitchen starts at 5 am every day to cook and deliver meals to all the animal residents, twice a day. A new pelletization plant is being commissioned to help with producing dry pelleted feed for dogs and cats which will enhance shelf-life, reduce waste and deliver the ability to customise diets based on the ailments.
In March 2022 we launched India's first fully equipped mobile hospital for on-site treatment of street animals delivering a paradigm shift in how street animal health is managed - yet again being the torchbearer for others to follow.
It is equipped with an air conditioned and full feature operation theatre, an autoclave and refrigerator, on-board oxygen, power inverter, spine board, catching nets and even spacious boarding space for two animals. It has a retractable side awning and an outdoor surgery prep table that flips out and can triple the treatment space for disaster response, mass emergencies, and for animal medical and birth control camps and vaccination drives.
A team consisting of a senior vet and a paravet who doubles as the driver treat animals in distress on-site
This is a truly pioneering approach to healthcare delivery to street animals. Preventing street animal dislocation (even temporary) has the potential to substantially reduce mental trauma induced by a new (hospital) environment and the presence of un-familiar animals. This improves recovery time and often even the final outcome for these animals.
The Blue Cross Of India Out Patient clinic is open to all pet owners from 9am to 9pm all 365 days of the year. An experienced veterinarian and support nursing staff man our clinic.
A donation of Rs 300/- or more is requested per visit. Your donation helps the BCI provide free healthcare for over 2000 street animals in our shelter, and free OP consultations to community animals brought by economically challenged caregivers (like slum dwellers and auto drivers who spend their own time and money in caring for street animals)
Help the Blue Cross Of India by patronising our OP services for all your pet's healthcare needs
-Wellness Exams & Preventive Care
-OP Consultation Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests
-Vaccinations (pups, kitten, dogs and cats)
-Elective Day Surgeries
-Incubators & Autoclaves
-High Power Microscopes
-Siemens X Ray
-Fiji Digital X Ray Reader
Ultra Sono Graphy
Blue Cross Of India has animal shelters in Guindy in Chennai, and Todukkadu & Kunnam near Chennai.
We shelter rescued street animals and abandoned animal pets that cannot fend for themselves, and where possible we facilitate their adoptions into loving homes. There are opportunites to 'virtually adopt' these animals too.
Our shelters have over 80 experienced animal care givers who manage the day to day upkeep, hygiene and nutrition of our healthy shelter residents.
We maintain separate animal shelters for geriatric dogs, abandoned dogs, orphaned street pups and kittens, cattle, horses, donkeys and pigs.
“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”
― Bradley Miller
Being compassionate to animals is a wonderful trait to have in every human being.
At impressionable ages, it is imperative that children are made aware of the importance of being compassionate to animals.
Every human can prevent animal cruelty, care for and protect the ecosystem we live in that animals are an integral part of. Such an awareness when inculcated early, will stay with them throughout their lives.
Young children studying in schools and colleges should be made aware of the fact that animals are sentient beings, and can feel pain. One need not be loving to animals to shun cruelty. All of us gain something by being kind to animals as Kindness begets happiness.
The long term dream and much needed small animal crematorium became reality in October 2021.
Amongst the many firsts from the Blue Cross the gas fired crematorium was conceived by the late chairman of the Sanmar Group Mr N Shankar, and turned into reality by the generous donation from the Chennai WIllingdon Corporate Foundation.
A big boon to pet owners in Chennai and neighbouring areas who had no options to provide a safe and dignified send off to their departed pets.
Our crematorium is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm all 7 days. In case you have no option but to bring the animal after our crematorium working hours, we will provide an overnight freezer free of cost (subject to availability) and the cremation will be carried out the next day.