Those who know it will vouch for the fact that there is nothing that provides more solace than a few licks and cuddles from one of our four legged friends. Want to get your own dose of this unparalleled therapy? Visit one of Bangalore’s many animal shelters. You can even make it a fun day out for your pet by taking him/her along. Just give them a call and drop in for a visit:
CUPA Second Chance Adoption Centre
A visit to this refuge for abandoned animals and confiscated pets (mostly dogs), is sure to melt your heart. One of the most popular shelters in Bangalore, they rightly believe that “Dogs have a way of finding people and filling a void we didn’t know we had”. Consequently, each adoption is done with painstaking care to ensure that the pet owners are compatible with the pet a 100% as they are educated from A-Z about adoption care. As you enter the facility it warms your heart to see love that you are welcomed with and the compassion of the many volunteers who have dedicated themselves to the cause, selflessly.
Aimed at providing the best possible care for pets as well as pet owners, Cessna should definitely be a handy contact on a pet-lover’s phonebook. Available 24/7 for emergencies, they also have a well-equipped pet store with products for dogs, cats, and even exotic pets. They also offer behavioural counselling, puppy care and counselling and nutritional advice. PS: they also organise many fun activities!
Address: #148, HBCS, Amar Jyothi Layout, KGA Road, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 76763 65365
CARE – Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre
At CARE, you can donate, adopt or volunteer to help stray animals be hosed, get timely medical aid, be rehabilitated and re-homed. You could spend hours playing with the 25 dogs and 3 cats that have found a permanent home at their shelter as their bountiful delight stands testimony to the great job that the foundation does, day-in and day-out. They even offer a wide-range of services such as vehicle rescues, passive adoption, humane education, canine therapy, inpatient facility and holiday boarding.
Address: #19/1, Jakkur Village, Yelahanka Hobli, Bengaluru
Wild over wildlife? Here’s the place for you! A non-profit conservation organisation working towards the rescue and rehabilitation of urban wildlife, people for Animals concentrates on rescuing injured, displaced and orphaned animals (mammals, reptiles and birds) before releasing them back into their suitable habitat after the required medication and rehabilitation processes. A must-visit for any animal or wildlife enthusiast for an informative and fun day out. The news and events section on their websites keeps you updated on all their thrilling activities and rescues with a list of the latest wildlife that they are fostering.
Address: Survey No. 67, Uttarahalli Main road, Kengeri, Bengaluru
Formerly known as SPCA, this non-profit foundation offers the services like provision of shelter and rescue homes for animals, ambulance services, health camps, human education, cruelty cases, ABC / ARV programmes, night emergency services and snake care service throughout the state. Besides the various celebrations that they organise throughout Karnataka such as commemoration of ‘World Veterinary Day’ and ‘World Zoonosis Day’, their dog shows organised on a regular basis are something to look forward to.