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captainThe Blue Cross of India was established in 1959 and registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act in 1964 to alleviate the suffering of animals. It has grown from small beginnings to become one of India's largest animal welfare organisations, running active animal welfare, animal rights and humane education programmes.

 

To ensure that all monies received by the Society are used primarily for animal welfare activities, the administration and non-medical activities of the Blue Cross of India are almost entirely looked after by members who donate their time and expertise on a purely honorary basis.

 

The work of the Blue Cross has received national and international recognition. Its Office Bearers have served on many State and Central Government Committees over the last forty years.

 

Captain V. Sundaram was a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) in the nineteen sixties and again in the eighties. His work was recognized by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as early as 1963 when he was awarded their Queen Victoria Medal. In 1964, he was awarded the Madras SPCA's Silver Medal and in 1991, the Watumall Foundation of Hawaii bestowed their award for his animal welfare activities. The Mylapore Academy and many others honoured him. The Government of India conferred their Prani Mitra award on him in 1997.

 

Dr. S. Chinny Krishna was a member of the AWBI from 1994 to 1997 and in 2001 he was made the Vice Chairman of the AWBI. In the same year, he was awarded the Jeev Daya Puraskar by the Government of India. In 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Venu Menon Animal Allies Foundation from the Vice President of India, Mr. Krishna Kant. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Krishna served as a member of the Central Government's Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals and as Chairman of several of its sub-committees. Several Lions and Rotary Clubs have recognised his work for animals as has the International Governor of Lions Clubs International who recognised his work for animals in 1987. He was the first District Chairman for Animal Welfare in the seventy-year history of Lionism when Lion S. T. Vanchinathan was the District Governor of Lions District 324.

 

Governing Body members have served on the Central Zoo Authority and on Mr. Sam Pitroda's Street Dog Mission appointed by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and on State Animal Welfare Boards.

 

The AWBI granted recognition in 1966. The Blue Cross is affiliated to the RSPCA and WSPA.

 

Locations

  • Registered Office: 1 Eldams Road, Chennai 600 018, India
  • Guindy – Hospital, shelters, ambulance services and ABC centre at 72 Velachery Road, Guindy, Chennai 600 032
  • Lloyds Road ABC centre – Lloyds Colony, Chennai 600 005
  • St. Thomas Mount Cantonment – ABC centre
  • Kunnam centre in Kanchipuram District – Hospital, shelters and ABC centre
  • Toducadu – ABC centre for Thiruvellore District

People

  • Founders
  • Office Bearers & Members

Activities

  • Medical waste disposal
  • Shelters
  • Rehoming
  • Adoptathon
  • ABC
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile Dispensary
  • Work with Other NGOs
  • Ambulance Services
  • Other Blue Cross Org.

Achievements

  • Course in Wild Avian Management
  • Animal Experimentation Rules
  • Banning of Dissection
  • CPCSEA
  • Education Programs
  • Projects
  • Animals in Films
  • Performing Animals
  • Animal Experimentation

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How to contact us for rescue?

Please do NOT send rescue requests through email or facebook. We don't use our Facebook account to take complaint as our staff have no access to Facebook. We use Facebook only as informational service, requests for adoption and announcements of events.

* Emails are meant for general queries relating to volunteering, animal welfare or other issues that are not urgent in nature.

* However, do email us at bluecrossofindia@gmail.com if the rescue call has not been responded to or if there is a delay, so we can follow up and revert to you.

* While doing so, please type 'URGENT' in the subject line and ensure that you send us your contact phone number as well".

NOTE: BLUE CROSS OF INDIA, HAS OPERATIONS ONLY IN CHENNAI (EXCEPT SPECIAL PROJECT)

FOR RESCUE IN YOUR TOWN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATION. THANK YOU!

Helpline Numbers for animal accidents:
044-22300655
044-22300666
044-22354959
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