Blue Cross of India Provides
Humane education programmes to instill kindness towards animals and encourage adoption
Rescue centres for dogs in Thodukaadu and Kunnam, Kancheepuram dist.
Post-research animal rehabilitation centre in Kunnam, Kancheepuram dist.
Cattle shelter in Kunnam, Kancheepuram dist.
Emergency ambulance service for large and small animals
Dr. Dog programme to help developmentally challenged children
Rehabilitation centre in Guindy for cattle that are rescued from slaughterhouses
Shelter facilities for certain animals in Guindy, Thodukaadu and Kunnam
Animal Birth Control (ABC) clinics in Guindy, Thodukaadu and Kunnam
Fully equipped surgical theatres in Guindy, where 1,500 dogs are operated on annually
Clinic for outpatients 365 days a year, manned by qualified veterinary doctors
As promised, here is our 'Click to Rescue' initiative to make contacting us easier. This helpline is only to report / request rescue for unwell and injured animals. While sending us a message, kindly include your name, contact number, photo of the animal and its current location. To use this facility, click on the link given below or send a WhatsApp message to 9962998886. Please don't call this number.
Click to rescue: https://wa.me/919962998886
Note: For other information, please call our landline
Log onto amazon.in and Gift A Smile to Blue Cross of India's rescued animals. Select and pay for a product from our wish list and sit back and relax while Amazon delivers it directly to us. Simply put, this initiative combines the convenience of online shopping and the joy of giving!
Impact of our work on welfare of humans
“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”
At Blue Cross of India, we firmly believe in striking a balance between the welfare of animals and humans. We thus have three dedicated programmes to directly impact and benefit people:
ABC-AR programme - Stray dogs from across the city are identified, brought to Animal Birth Control (ABC) centres, operated on — ovario-hysterectomy for females, castration for males — and kept five days post-op for recovery. They are then vaccinated and released where they are picked up from. This initiative has virtually eliminated rabies among stray dogs in Chennai. First proposed by Blue Cross of India in 1966, it has since been endorsed by World Health Organization (WHO), OIE World Organisation for Animal Health, and more recently by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations under the One-Health concept. The Chennai Corporation has not paid us over Rs1 crore due from 2014 - yet we continue the programme so that all the work we have done does not get wasted.
Dr Dog programme - An animal assisted therapy programme that is especially effective for children with autism and other developmental challenges.
Ambulance services - Injured or unwell animals are transported from the streets for free medical treatment. While the Chennai Corporation has a huge amount to be paid to us, some dating back to 2014-15, we continue to work using our own funds to ensure all our years of work to virtually eliminate rabies is not wasted.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
From the blog
BLUE CROSS OF INDIA IS NOT A DUMP YARD! And we cannot stress this enough. * Last night, an auto driver literally threw this mom and her newborn babies into the horse riding school adjacent our Guindy campus and drove away. This morning, a driver who had brought 2 young kids to the school, spotted […]
“Almost every day, Blue Cross of India receives calls from pet parents, who want to “donate” their dog/cat to us… meaning they want to give their pet away. This could be due to a number of reasons such as family pressure, apartment/landlord not allowing, transferring cities and so on. When we deny their request, they […]
We are delighted to announce that the Winsome Constance Kindness Award for 2020 has been conferred on one of our founders Dr. S. Chinny Krishna. Previous recipients of this award given by the Kindness Trust of Australia include world renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough and some of the leading animal welfare activists […]
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