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Animal rehabilitation center


Development of Shelters for
Destitute Animals

The first objective that the Foundation has achieved is the setting up of a shelter for destitute dogs and cats in Village Bhati in south Delhi, near Chhattarpur. There are about one hundred destitute dogs and cats that have found a home here to regain their strength and to thrive in peace, respect and safety. Among them, there are many handicapped and orthopedic patients, old or ageing dogs, orphans, low immunity and medically sensitive ones undergoing treatment. The shelter also houses a number of aggressive dogs and abandoned pets as well that have virtually no hope of finding a safe place.

Carrying out Animal Birth Control
(ABC) Programs

According to the World Health Organization, Animal Birth Control (ABC) is the most humane and practical way of managing a controlled and healthy population of neighborhood animals. The courts of law have also agreed with that. The surgery is of the nature that allows a male dog to be released back where it was picked up from, in about three days and a female, in a few more days, as long as all goes well.

The Foundation regularly conducts ABC surgeries with the help of private veterinarians for both sheltered animals and neighboring strays.

Providing Treatment and
Veterinary Care

The mesery of stray life of animals often needs Veterinary help. Accidents, leading to fractures or spinal injury, tumors, cancers of various types, diverse handicaps including different kinds of blindness, lameness, paralysis, loss of limbs...all these need treatment and lifelong medical attention. One of our main objectives is to treat and give the required therapies and care to those animals in need.

The Foundation tries to give the best and special medical attention to such cases who have been admitted to the shelter.

The Future Plans

Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals

The Foundation is keen to build up veterinary hospitals for stray and abandoned animals in need. Till now, we have been taking our injured and ill animals outside for veterinary attention. This can be tiring, in terms of logistics, and uncomfortable for the animal that is already in distress. We need to set up a one-stop centre where investigations and treatment of a variety of injuries and illnesses can be done under one roof so that we can monitor the progress of the animals in our care in a better way.

Ambulance Service and Mobile Clinics

The first few hours after an accident or a traumatic event are the most critical for the injured or ill animals. However, because of the lack of our own ambulance, we often run from pillar to post to find transport to pick up the accident victim and to take the victim to a veterinarian. The organization also hopes to set up Mobile Clinics that can pick up and/or treat accident-hit animals and to carry out on-the-spot treatment for animals that do not require hospitalization.

Awareness Building Programmes

Building up awareness is the need of the hour. Awareness Building Programmes are very essential  to educate the general public about the necessity and benefits of animal welfare, caring of stray and pet animals, various myths and realities about animals, common animal diseases and their remedies, how to fight the cruelty to animals in their areas. We also need to spread awareness about first aid in case of animal bites.

The Trust

Founder and Managing Trustee

Dorothy Ghosh

A management graduate and an artist, Dorothy Ghosh left a successful and lucrative career to start this NGO with her mother, Kalyani Ghosh. Dorothy is the workhorse of Kalyani Animal Welfare Foundation, and runs the shelter almost single-handedly. She literally adopts every animal in the shelter as her own pet and personally looks after their welbeing. She works tirelessly to generate awareness about animal welfare, raise funds and supervise all aspects of administration so that the shelter may run without a glitch.


Jolly Dey

Her concern and love for animals has brought Jolly Dey to the Kalyani Animal Welfare Foundation. A graduate, Jolly Dey gave up a successful business career and has joined this organization so that she may dedicate more time and energy to serve animals. With her involvement, the Foundation has got a new dimension since she brings with her considerable experience both with animals and in running an enterprise. She has also done remarkable work in creating awareness about animal welfare.

(13.11.1939 - 01.04.2015)
Founder Trustee and Mentor

Kalyani Ghosh

Kalyani Ghosh was the biggest inspiration behind setting up Kalyani Animal Welfare Foundation. She dedicated her entire life's savings and a majority of her pension for the sake of animal welfare. A scholar and a beloved teacher, she combined head and heart in her own inimitable way, stepping out for those in distress. In the twilight of her life, when she could have lived comfortably after a lifetime of hard work, she sacrificed even necessities and lived almost a Spartan life for the sake of her beloved four-legged babies.

Animal Welfare Board of India
(Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of )ndia)
Recognition Code Number: ND 052/2019

Niti Ayog Unique ID: DL/2018/0190289

FCRA (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) Registration Number : 231661854