For our four-footed and feathered friends who need some special care and attention or just a roof over their heads, contact these animal shelters.

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre {SGACC}

Animal Shelters in DElhi

Founded in 1980, SGACC is one of Delhi’s oldest animal hospitals. They offer a range of free services including birth control treatment, medical treatments, dental and training. In addition to dogs, they also shelter and take care of cats, monkeys and even have a dedicated gaushala for cows.

Where: Near Shivaji College, Raja Garden

Nearest Metro Station: Rajouri Garden

Contact: 011 25448062

For more details, visit their website here.

The Charity Bird Hospital


Situated inside the Digambar Jain Mandir in Chandni Chowk, the bird hospital takes in upto 60 birds a day and treats them free of cost. Birds of all kinds, including parrots, crows, pigeons and koels are harboured here. Only in very special cases do they provide treatment to birds of prey, keeping in mind the Jain aversion to killing.

Where: Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Chandni Chowk, Opposite Red Fort

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Timings: 8am – 9pm

Contact: 011 23288084


Animal Shelters in DElhi

Friendicoes started as a small clinic for rescued dogs and cats and has over the years helped in rehabilitating many pets and providing medical care plus food to them. If you find an injured animal on the streets, they’re the guys to get in touch with. They also run a mobile equine clinic for them horsies!

Currently, Friendicoes is struggling to clear bills of over INR 70 lakhs {Read more about it here}.

They’ve raised close to INR 36 lakhs in the last two weeks and are not shutting down for now, but still have a long way to go to keep helping animals the same way. To contribute to their cause, please visit their campaign page here.

Where: No 271 & 273, Defence Colony Flyover Market, Jangpura Side

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 24314787, 011 24320707

For more details and regular updates, follow their Facebook page here.

Manav Gou Sadan

Given the number of stray cows in India, this institution is much needed. Run by the Jain Samaj and recognised by the Animal Welfare Board of India, Manav Gou Sadan aims to provide shelter to sick, injured, ill-health, unproductive and stray cows. They do a lot of work to ensure there’s no cruelty against cows and also provide medical aid.

Where: 975, Street Jogiyan, Near Jawaher Chowk, Najafgarh

Nearest Metro Station: Najafgarh

Contact: 011 20509039, +91 9810116012, 011 25016860, +91 9313327983

Red Paws Rescue

Animal Shelters in DElhi

Started by Sadhwi Sondhi at the age of 17, Red Paws Rescue is a NGO which aims to rescue and rehabilitate stray and abandoned dogs. Although they don’t have a shelter themselves, they are affiliated with several, and always go out of their way to find homes for needy puppies and dogs.

Contact: +91 9958866067 or email

For more details, visit their website here.


Jeevashram caters to all kinds of animals, providing them with shelter and medical care. They have kennels, a cattery, a stable and a gaushala {for cows and buffaloes}. They’ve got the facilities to provide dental services and X-rays. There’s also a fully functional OPD unit.

Where: Near Shiv Temple, Rajokri

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: 011 25064114

For more details, visit their website here.

 People For Animals

Animal Shelters in DElhi


With a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 Lakh members, PFA runs shelters, ambulance services, sterilisation programs, treatment camps, and conducts rescue missions for a variety of animals.

Where: 14, Ashoka Road

Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk

Contact: 011 23357088, 011 23359241

For more details, visit their website here.