1986 - L to R: Mrs. Usha Sundaram, Dr. Nanditha Krishna,
Mrs. Maneka Gandhi and Mr. Herbert Fernandes
Registered Office: 1 Eldams Road, Chennai 600 018, India
Guindy – Hospital, shelters, ambulance services and ABC center at 72 Velachery Road, Guindy, Chennai 600 032
Lloyds Road ABC center – Lloyds Colony, Chennai 600 005
St. Thomas Mount Cantonment – ABC center
Kunnam center in Kanchipuram District – Hospital, shelters and ABC centre
Toducadu – ABC center for Thiruvellore District
Blue Cross Avenue
Chennai 600 032
Phone: +91 44 2235 49 59 / 2230 0666 / 2230 0655
Hospital, shelters for large and small animals, aviary, ambulance services, ABC-AR programme, library.
Mrs. USHA SUNDARAM, co-founder of the Blue Cross, and her family members have donated a Cattery to the Blue Cross shelters at Guindy. Covering 600 sq. feet, the Cattery is built around trees for the cats to play on and has a covered shelter for them.
An important event in 1997 year was the inauguration of the Captain Sundaram Animal Centre by Lt. General A. K. Chatterjee, Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, on November 30th., Situated at Guindy, the new centre has provision to house 200 large animals and 200 dogs, besides a cat shelter and a large aviary. The Konica Adoption Centre for puppies and kittens, donated by Mr. J. P. Acharya of Nippon Enterprises South, was also inaugurated the same day.
This hospital treats over 20,000 outpatients per year and shelters over 800 animals at any time. Since January 15, 1998, all the animal birth control (ABC) operations for street dogs of Chennai have been carried out here.
The Blue Cross thanks all those who have contributed for this Centre, especially the RSPCA, England, Brooke Hospital for Animals, U.K., St. Andrews Fund for the Welfare of Animals, Scotland; M/s. Sugal and Damani Charitable Trust, Madras; Animal Welfare Board of India, and Mr. Venkatachalam, Managing Director of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Mrs. And Mr. Ravindar and many others.
July 27, 1994 was a very special day for the Blue Cross. Almost exactly 30 years after its founding, it received a fabulous gift of four acres of land and a donation of RS. 25 lakhs to its corpus. The fixed deposit receipt and the Government Order for the allotment of the land at Velachery were handed over to Capt. V. Sundaram, Founder and Mr. C. R. Pattabhi Raman, Chairman of the Blue Cross at a meeting at the CM’s office at Fort St. George.
It is difficult to describe such a wonderful gesture by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalitha. Few people have the time or the inclination to think of the voiceless and voteless. Her action will greatly enhance our efforts to help animals in distress and to increase the capacity of our shelters and hospitals.
All of us at the Blue Cross assure the Chief Minister and the Government of Tamil Nadu that we shall redouble our efforts and expand our operations as fast as possible, especially in the field of ABC.
1 Eldams Road
Chennai - 600 018
Phone: +91 44 434 17 78
Mr. Sujit L Joseph has generously donated 3.66 acres of land at Kunnam village near Sriperumbudur. This shelter has the unique distinction of being the first post research primate rehabilitation center in India. Monkeys rescued from laboratories are housed here, nursed back to health, and neutered. Later, they will be released into special forest reserves ear marked by the govt. for such animals. Horses from the King Institute which were not fit but were being used for making antivenom serum are also relishing their new found freedom at our shelter.
Around 150 cattle are here at any given time and a stove plus a couple of lights are energised through our bio gas plant .Over 100 adult dogs complete the kunnam family at the moment.
A Clinic with a full time veterinary doctor is proving to be a great asset to the neighboring villages. Plans to add a cat shelter are also in the offing.
Lloyds Road. Royapettah
The Corporation of Chennai has given us space in its Lloyds road depot, for a period of three years for conducting more ABC operations. Apart from the 8 large rooms built by the corpn, Blue Cross has added 6 more rooms, solely for the purpose of carrying out sterilisations of street dogs .Two rooms have been converted into a full fledged surgery theater and an office and the remaining rooms are used for post-operative care. The Lloyds road center successfully operates over 250 dogs every month.