Animal Lovers is a registered non-profitable, non-political,
charitable animal welfare Non-Government Organisation working
since 1992 for the cause of animals to ameliorate their
condition. The organisation was set up with the aim to prevent
cruelty against animals. The main activity of our society is to
control the stray dog population through a programme of
sterilisation. Mrs. Irani Mukherjee, the Hon. Founder
Chairperson, started it all by herself with her own resources.
Gradually she was successful in gathering few more people and
got the society registered and recognized. The organisation is
registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Mrs. Irani Mukherjee, since childhood, grew up with dogs and she
pledged herself to dedicate her entire life for welfare of
animals. She and her husband started off with very little money
and almost no help. She began tending animals at her home, and
later started moving them to a makeshift clinic, but that wasn't
enough. Moreover, she felt single-handed, as she had to take
care of every activity. She appealed to the members to help her
in possible ways. Her extreme love and devotion for animals has
enabled the society to establish three shelters for which she
had to even sell off some of her property. Most of the dogs when
brought here were acutely sick and are now recuperating and
At, CAL we
believe in action. We are not publicising through pamphlets, not
holding meetings, conferences or seminars but we are
demonstrating love, compassion and sacrifice. We everyday offer
food to 100s of stray animals, pick sick and deceased animals
from the road, treat them either in our mobile van or take them
to our shelter home for treatment. Animal birth control is our
major activity so that the number of stray dogs can be reduced.
We protest killings of dogs and hence, we advocate animal birth
control as a feasible option. With our regular sterilisation
programme we have been successful in reducing stray-animal
Affilation and Membership
Welfare Board of India, Madras (under the Ministry Environment
and Forests) recognized circle of Animal Lovers in 1993. We are
affiliated to Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(RSPCA), London, U.K. The society is also a member of World
Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), London, U.K.
has highly qualified veterinary doctors, including surgeons who
are on a round the clock duty. We have one residential doctor
(Surgeon) and two full time surgeons, three-office staffs, two
compounders, three drivers and fifteen helpers. Number of
persons to look after the dogs, their cleanliness and their
food. Our staff enjoys May Day Celebrations as a holiday with
special meals and gifts. However, as is desirable, the shelters
were cleaned, food was prepared and dogs were taken for walk,
while our attendants were free to relax and enjoy. We also
organize brief Orientation Programmes for our staff, where
lecture on animal welfare activity by experienced person. The
society has total membership of 112 persons, out of which 70 are
life members and 42 are casual members. School and college
children were junior members.
Shelters : We have Animal Homes - cum -Hospital.
The building are three storied & quite airy. We have
twenty-five rooms, open terrace and balcony for our dogs. We
never use cages in our shelters and always try to avoid
catcher. We also have separate building for treatment and
boarding for private owner owned Dogs.
Hospital Building : At our Hospital we have an
"Operation Theatre" which is fully equipped for any type of
surgery. All the equipments are very sophisticated and are
used for complicated diagnosis. We also have our own
"Pathology & X-ray Facilities" in our hospital.