VSPCA asks for your heartfelt attention to our cause on
behalf of our dearly loved 1000 animal friends at our shelter.
As always the challenges are extraordinary and all these
difficulties are borne by the animals. We speak for them only!
It's been a year of hardship and achievement. Here are some
of the highlights:
Animal birth control (ABC) for dogs and protection for
cats steadily increasing to outlying areas, cattle
protection, sea turtle protection, wildlife rescues and
Improving our education programmes with the breakthrough
in conducting awareness / education to over 3000 police
cadets members and also school children.
Teams for protecting street cats and parrots from
poachers setup on a permanent basis.
disaster relief effort for the worst flood in Andhra Pradesh
in 100 years for animals and for people too (school children
Read more in the Hindu
- New cat shelter and new horse sheds built
- Successful but laborious and exhausting
treatment of Foot and Mouth Disease afflicting our shelter
- "Vegan Meals To The Poorest of The Poor"
program to feed people a meal a day. This is to supplement
the diet of the street people who also routinely share their
food with the street animals, mostly dogs. These people who
are already living on the roads with no shelter or
possessions. The least we can do is try and feed them as
Just a few of our recent rescues:
||These cows were recently
rescued. Please read about Pradeep Nath and his
continuing lifelong efforts to protect cows.
was found nearly dead by the Beach Road, probably hit by
a car. He has made a full recovery and due to his
darling and friendly nature he is a real favorite and
may become one of our Dr. Paw dogs.
||A fool left this sweetie in a drain
to die, a good person rang us up to come and save him.
employee of VSPCA who was trained in animal abuse
awareness spotted this python and phoned us. Prasad, our
current VSPCA staff member, seized the python from the
"entertainer" (man on left) who kept the snake always
confined in the bag. In cases like this, we offer the
offender a job at our shelter. It is illegal to confine
wildlife and since the python was healthy we were able
to release it unharmed into the nearby Kambalakonda
||Dr. Subhir, one of our five vets on
staff, treating a rescued parrot for injuries.
is a Rhesus monkey seized from the "owner" who kept her
locked away without much food. She is cute, nice and
extremely loving. We will look for a group of Rhesus
monkeys to be her new family but for now she needs our
please consider sponsoring her or any of other needy
||Bhim, who was greatly injured by a
huge sword thrown from a butcher's shop. He is
recovering and will stay with us.
This past year we faced drought, floods, recession and rising
prices. And now we face political upheavel in Andra Pradesh.
Your support is vital to make it through these challenging
times. Our operating expenses are depleted once again �
will you please send us any amount for our destitute animals
We are so grateful for your support in 2009. Many blessings
to you and yours for the holiday season and for 2010.
Pradeep Nath, President and Founder
volunteer for VSPCA outreach (USA)
and all of us at VSPCA.
Note: As we send you this
update, our state of Andhra Pradesh, India is in turmoil. The
national government appears poised to give in to popular demands
to carve out a new state, Telangana, from the whole. How will
VSPCA be affected? It will make our presence here more
important, because our city, Visakhapatnam, will likely become
the capital of the new state. For now, the violence and curfews
will continue to hamper our work, for we are the only animal
protection organization in the region and animals are always at
exceptional risk in times of political upheaval. Bandhs
(strikes) are hindering our normal activities and we are risking
our lives to rescue animals in these extreme situations. We hope
the situation calms down for the sake of all.
More about the domestic situation here.
Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals
26-15-200 Main Road, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh 530001,
Tel: 91-891-2716124 (office) 2001046 (shelter)