Aims / Mission Statement:

To treat injured & diseased stray animals and to provide shelter to sick & abandonded animals; to open more veterinary hospitals to treat animals in distress; to promote vegetarianism; to close down illegal slaughter houses; to stop cruelty towards stray, pet & wild animals; to stop experimentation on animals; to rescue & rehabilitate animals from madaris, snake charmers and other animal performers; to stop all wildlife crime including illegal trade of wild animals & bird; to stop the use of animals in circuses; to stop bull fights, cock fights, bullock-cart races, snake and mongoose fights; to control the stray dog population by sterilization; to increase public awareness about the welfare and rights of animals.

Details Of Activities:

The Ghaziabad chapter of People for Animals is  a charitable trust located on the outskirts of Delhi, where we’ve been working to help injured, sick and homeless animals for the past six years. The organisation is run by Maneka Ghandhi, one of India’s leading figures in the animal movement.

During the past eight years, PFA has been working continuously for animals. Each month we provide care for around thirty bulls, twenty-five cows, one hundred dogs, ten donkeys, ten monkeys and rescue a number of wild animals including snakes, mongooses, monkeys, languors, pigeons and neelgaye (a kind of deer).

Great care is taken to prevent breeding at the shelter by separating the males and females of every species until they can be spayed or neutered. We are also willing to introduce a comprehensive spay/neuter program, but the clinic does not yet have an adequate supply of electricity. The electricity that would be available is far too expensive. For the time being, we’re using a generator. Our water supply is from a well.

Every month we struggle hard to meet the cost of food, medicine, and the salaries of employees at our shelter in the village of Uncha Amrpur, near NTPC Dadri, Dholana which is home to over one hundred injured or abandoned animals including dogs, pigeons, rabbits, cows, donkeys, monkeys, neelgaye, languor and horses. To help fund our shelter costs, we have opened an outpatient department at our office in Ghaziabad where pet owners can get their pets treated and vaccinated at a low cost.

Achievements:

  • We stopped a cattle train that was traveling to west Bengal from Kila Raipur Punjab. It was carrying 624 cattle on their way to be slaughtered. All the cows were rescued and sent to registered goshalas (cow shelters).
  • As well as all the regular creatures like dogs, donkeys and others, there have been several unusual rescues: two lions and two bears from Great Golden Circus; fifteen neelgaye, three other deer, and one elephant.
  • One hundred and twenty-five rabbits and twenty-three sheep were rescued from Maulana Azad Medical College.
  • Around 100 mice and rats were rescued from other testing laboratories.
  • From animal performers we have rescued 50 monkeys and from snake charmers we’ve rescued snakes and mongooses.
  • A case was filed against the jail superintendent of Ghaziabad, who was charged with killing 100 pigeons on the jail premises.
  • Hundreds of cruelty cases have been filed both against pet owners and against people who persecute stray animals.