Looking for dog adoption in Kolkata and not sure, who to contact?
The city of Joy, Kolkata, often has readers reaching out to us for adoption updates or animal helpline numbers. In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of charitable foundations, NGOs and shelters in Kolkata that you may adopt a dog from. You can also contact them in case you spot an injured animal.
You can so often find abandoned pets in dog shelters, relegated to their fate just because their humans ran out of affection or discarded them like last season’s accessories. When you hand these pets a new leash at love, you help save a life.
Here are some noteworthy animal shelters and NGOs that you may contact for pet adoption in Kolkata. This list of Emergency contact numbers would also come in handy to help animals in need of medical care.
Chhaya, an animal hospital and shelter was set up in 2008, under the aegis of People for the Respect & Care of Animals (PRCA) charitable trust. Setup across a green plot in village Aswathaberia, Chhaya takes in and cares for injured and neglected animals, nursing and rehabilitating them.
Their services include Animal Birth Control (ABC), basic veterinary procedures to treat maggot-infested wounds, Surgical treatments, accident victims treatment and rehabilitation and even Cancer treatment.
Address: Chhaya, PO: Chandaneswar, PS: Bhangore,
South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India Contact: +91 98302 79138, 98302 11138
Perched in a peaceful and green serene, Sonata Foundation helps with treatment and rehabilitation of injured animals. They have spacious kennels for dogs, and also shelter cows (often cases of hit-and-run by the speeding vehicles.)
They have a vet on-call 24×7, and an ambulance to transport the animals in need of medical attention.
Address: Sonata Foundation, Rajarhat, Newtown, Kolkata Phone: +91 8902494241
ARC, the Kolkata based animal welfare organization, offer a shelter and rehabilitation facility for the animals. Their volunteer network has students, teachers, and vets to assist in rescue missions.
They run camps for Animal Birth Control (ABC), Rabies and medical treatment of injured animals.
Address: Animal Rescue and Care, 11/4, Jyotirmoy Nagar Raad, Purbasan, Thakurpukur
Phone: (+91) 7890-535353/838383
Founded in 1997, Love N Care for Animals helps stray dogs, cats, abandoned cows, horses, and injured birds in Kolkata city. They also have a hospital, Chhaya Biswas Charitable Animal Care Hospital, managed by them.
Address: Love N Care for Animals, 80/2C, Sarsuna Main Road, Kolkata Phone: 033 24881222 | 94330 75715 | 9830037693
ASHARI PFA Kolkata helps not only as a shelter, but also runs ambulance service, sterilization program, treatment camps and disaster rescue missions for animals.
Address: ASHARI (Animal Shelter-cum-Hospital & Research) Institute, 2, Netaji nagar, (Near mukundpur bus depot) Kolkata
Phone: 033 24239100/24239101 and 083350 45433
Debasree Roy Foundation was established in 2009 to help the stray animals of Kolkata. They provide medical care to abused and injured animals, including spaying and neutering. They also run adoption programs to find loving homes for cats and dogs.
Address: Debasree Roy Foundation. 11C, Dover Lane, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Phone: 033 6550 3285 | 033 4602 7003 Open: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday), 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM (Saturday)
PAWS works towards Rescue, treatment, and adoption of animals. They run an active animal shelter for injured and neglected animals and provide residential care until safe to release. They also have an animal hospital and operating theatre with sterilisation unit.
Address: PAWS Kolkata, c/o Adv. Ritesh Basu, Office of ‘Taxmen’, 5 K. B Basu Road (first floor), Barasat, Kolkata-700 124
In case you are trying to help an injured animal – please note that not all of these shelters may have an ambulance. If you can take the injured animal to the nearest facility, it would be great. If you have called up the animal shelter, and they’ve dispatched an ambulance, please see if you can comfort the animal in need and provide first aid, and care till the ambulance arrives.
Please consider that most of these shelters are often understaffed and in need of resources – which may not always be financial aid but even old clothes, newspapers or most important of them all, your time as a volunteer.
This isn’t an exhaustive list – if you know of any other resources that may be of help with regard to dog adoption in Kolkata, please suggest in the comments below.