Our main strength and success is that we have a track record of
a very low death rate in our hospitals and shelters. Almost all
the dogs sterilized at our hospitals survive. The death rate of
puppies is also very low, which remains a challenge in any
hospital environment. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)
uses metal tongs and lifts them with a crane, which is extremely
painful to the animals. In a contrast, while catching stray
dogs, we use a special catcher which is a long loop-like
structure and is thrown around the dog's neck and then slowly
pulled towards the catcher.
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.
Apart from our pick up, medication,
operation, boarding, and adoption services we also provide all
types of dog accessories. We keep almost all medicines, even
quite costly ones, for all animals and general people may avail
them in requirement of any treatment for their pets. We have a
good stock for dogs. We keep dog food and coats for dogs. Since
these articles are not easily available, we felt a need to keep
a good stock at our shelters and hospitals so that it is
convenient for the pet owners.
Facility outside Delhi
We have a Hospital-cum-Animal Home at Sohna
in Gurgaon (Haryana). We plan to work more for large animals and
other species like birds, turtles, monkeys and rabbits. The plot
has an area of 5110 sq.m. The resident veterinarian treats over
100 animals of the local villagers. The shelter also has a
resident keeper to look after the animals.
Hospitals and Shelters
We run a small hospital and three animal
homes in Neb Sarai. This Hospital-cum-Shelter in Neb Sarai was
started in 1996.
There are three buildings with three storeys each. The upper
balconies have been converted into grilled cage-like structures
to prevent the animals from jumping out. Present capacity of our
shelters is around 200 small animals and about 15-20 large
animals. The hospital is fully equipped for any type of surgery
and treatment. Our animal home is not just a dormitory. It is a
home. Here animals get special love, care and attention from
specially trained attendants. They even have playtime. It is
like five-star living for these animals. Their food and health
care is under the direct control of three fully qualified
veterinary surgeons. This is all under the regular supervision
of the Honorary Founder Chairperson Smt. Irani Mukherjee.
everybody walks past the stray animals with hands on their
nose, and hatred in their eyes Circle of Animal Lovers hunts
for them to help them live again. We take special care to
maintain cleanliness in the shelters. Each shelter is
disinfected thrice a day.
society can boast that there had been no outbreak of any
disease in our shelters inspite of housing sick dogs. Another unique thing about our
shelters is that the dogs are never caged or chained, but are
allowed to move freely.
The occupants of the three shelters are dogs,
with occasional visitors like cats, cows, donkeys, rabbits,
monkeys, etc. Each occupant is provided with three meals a day
including milk, bread, rice, chapati and meat. They are taken
out for walks regularly, provided with coolers and fans in
summer, clean drinking water and round the clock medical care.
Fortunately, we could tie up with a five-star hotel that
provides meat to feed more than 150 wards totally free of cost.
Be it a case of accident or prolonged illness, each animal is
properly looked after at the shelter, checked up at the hospital
and kept there until fully cured. Thereafter they are returned
to the original place from where they were picked up.
Sometimes back we were facing a major constraint
of space. We required a bigger piece of land to build more
shelters to lodge the animals comfortably. Now, a new
Shelter-cum-Hospital for different type of animals and birds is
being constructed on a land of 5110 sq.m. area in Sohna
District, Gurgaon (Haryana).