for animal lovers are plentiful.
Andhra Pradesh »
Blue Cross of Hyderabad (www.bluecrosshyd.in); Rd No 35, Jubilee Hills,
Hyderabad runs a large shelter with over 1000 animals. It works to rescue and adopt sick animals, and vaccinate and sterilise stray dogs. Volunteers can help care for shelter
animals (dogs, cats and livestock), or in the office.
» Karuna Society for Animals & Nature
2/138C Karuna Nilayam, Prasanthi Nilayam Post,
rescues and treats sick, abandoned
and mistreated animals. Volunteers can help with
caretaking operations; a one-month, full-time
minimum commitment is needed, as are rabies
» International Animal Rescue (IAR;
org; Animal Tracks, Madungo Vaddo, Assagao)
runs its Animal Tracks rescue facility in Assagao,
and visitors and volunteers (both short- and longterm)
are always welcome to assist vets and tend
to sick strays.
» The animal welfare group GAWT also has volunteer opportunities.Mumbai
Chambers, B Bharocha Rd, Kala Ghoda)
improve the lives of street dogs. Volunteers can
walk dogs, mind kennels, treat animals (training
and rabies shot required), manage stores, educate
kids in school programs or fundraise.
» The Wildlife Society of Odisha
(0674-2311513; www.wildlifeorissa.org; A320, Sahid Nagar,Bhubaneswar)
especially the olive ridley turtle (also see p 603 ).