Kindly print out the membership form and fill the required details. Send the completed form along with a cheque or DD for the chosen membership to our address.

How members engage: Members receive regular e-newsletters and the annual report, to know about the organisations achievements and programmes.

What members can do:

  • Members do not have to attend or work for activities unless they would like to.
  • Members are invited to the Annual General Body Meeting in August every year and have the satisfaction that they are part of a family of humanity who speak up to stop animal abuse.
  • Members can attend flag hoisting on independence day and Republic day, and help feed the shelter animals.
  • Members can support Blue Cross to care for animals that cannot care for themselves – ensuring no animal needs to die helpless on the streets of our city.

What Members do not get:

  • Blue Cross is a community run sponsored hospital. We do not give members any privileged treatment.
  • We do not provide pet housing or kennel services. The shelter facilities are meant for sick or injured stray-homeless animals. Leaving your pet here will expose it to diseases carried from the streets.

However, your support and donations ensure hundreds of community animals get timely help.

Blue Cross of Hyderabad

403/9, Road 35, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, 500033

Getting to Blue Cross:

  • Blue Cross of Hyderabad is situated at the end of Road No 35 Jubilee Hills.
  • Turn into Road 35, which is the road next to Neeru’s Emporio on road number 36, Jubilee Hills
  • Continue straight on Road 35, until you see “Tabula Rasa” restaurant
  • Further ahead at the dead end, you will see the Blue Cross Animal Shelter gate

Call us on +919642229858 or +919966629858 for information or to request a rescue

Working hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week.

Shelter visits only between 10am to 1pm, and 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Clinic Timings are 10 am to 1pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Clinic is closed on Mondays.

You can make a donation from the Donate page. Select the type of donation you would like to make, checkout and login to your account (or sign up if you don’t have an account), and complete the payment. You will receive a confirmation upon successful donation.

All donations are exempt from tax U/s. 80G of the Income Tax Act.

You can fill and submit the volunteering form. Please make sure you read the information pertaining to volunteering, and that you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Once you submit the form, the shelter director will review your candidature, and get in touch with you.

Thank you for considering to adopt a pet from the Blue Cross animal shelter. At the outset, let us remind you that we do not breed or sell pedigree animals. We have beautiful, healthy and clean Indian animals that are homeless.

You may choose from Indian Puppies, Indian Kittens or cats, Full grown abandoned pets that are cross breed, or adult Indian dogs with good guarding abilities.

For more information, including specific care for the animals, please read our section on adoption.

Please email the request for organising a talk to our education officer, at or via phone on +919642229858or +919966629858, between 9.00am and 5.00pm, 7 days a week.

Due to time constraint, Smt. Amala Akkineni does not accept invitations to school day functions. We will be delighted to visit and give an engaging talk on animal welfare for classes 5 and upwards at your school during working hours. We do not cater to early learning requests for students below class 5.

For more information on the outline of the talk , kindly read through the Community Outreach section.

Please give the complaint by telephone on our animal helpline if it is an emergency, or fill out the form on the Prevent Animal Cruelty section of the website. You can review the information on that page on how to gather evidence, and submit to us. Your identity will be kept confidential.

The Blue Cross action will be as follows:

  • A visit to the location and counseling of the persons involved.
  • A telephone call and a second visit after a month to confirm the cruelty has stopped.
  • If it has not stopped then we move authorities to confiscate the animal involved and give warning to the owners that they may not be allowed to keep any animals in future. Evidence (like photographs, witnesses, veterinary records etc) is required for this step. Kindly include them in your complaint.
Please do not use email to report injured animals! Call the animal helplines on +919642229858 / +919966629858.

The Rescue service works between 9.00am and 5.00pm. Emergencies occurring after hours are attended to by volunteers only. In case a vehicle or volunteer is not available after 5pm, please send the animal in an auto to our shelter and we will reimburse the auto fare. Alternately you may take the animal to a local veterinarian and call us in the morning. Thank you for your support in rescuing injured animals.

Regarding veterinary advice, you are requested to visit our Veterinary Clinic during consulting hours to speak with our veterinary Doctor. Advice cannot be given over email until the animal has been examined. Blue Cross provides veterinary care that is sponsored by the community. Our veterinary clinic is situated within the Blue Cross Animal Shelter premises. Diagnostic facilities are not available but we provide timely vaccinations and regular health checks.

Clinic timings are: 10.00am to 1.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Clinic is closed on Mondays.

Thank you for your concern about animals! Stray dogs often survive on our garbage. Remove the garbage and the dogs will migrate to where they get food. Killing stray dogs is not only illegal but also dangerous, as new dogs enter to take the place of the old ones. The new dogs may be carrying rabies into your area or cause other problems.

A sensible and effective solution is to start a community dog sterilization programme in your area. Please conduct a meeting at your residential area and send GHMC a formal request to start an Animal Birth Control & Anti Rabies Vaccination programme. The programme involves:

  • Catching, Sterilisation and Vaccinating of the dogs against Rabies.
  • Adoption of the pups off the street
  • Monitoring the dogs for disease and revaccination.
  • Removal of dangerous or diseased dogs.
  • Awareness with the community on timely garbage disposal measures.

To do this GHMC and animal welfare groups need your help. Thank you for supporting your community animals! Download GHMC Contact Details.

According to the Government of India’s Stray Animal Control Rules, all killing and poisoning of stray dogs is illegal. Please collect evidence in the way of photographs and affidavits from witnesses and send us the details. We can take it up with the concerned authorities. For more information on handling stray animals, please see read Animal Birth Control & Anti Rabies Vaccinations

To complain about GHMC workers, please see the section titled GHMC Complaints on the Prevent Animal Cruelty page.

Thank you for supporting your community animals!

Pets are their owners’ responsibility, and Blue Cross takes a very strong stand on this. Please ensure your pet is sterilized and vaccinated and well socialized. Advertise sufficiently for its adoption in local newspapers, bulletins, and by posters at your local stores. Only in the worst case of not being able to find a home, we may consider taking a pet in. However, if we are over crowded, your pet will not be taken.

The criteria for abandoning a pet at Blue Cross is as follows:

  • The owner has died and no relative wants to care for the pet.
  • You are leaving the city and have failed to find it another home despite best efforts. This requires you to make posters and display them for adoption at all possible animal friendly places.
  • Your building does not allow pets and you need support.
  • Please download the AWBI Circular on Pet Dogs and Street Dogs, in response to rules enforced by Resident Welfare Associations’ banning pets
  • Other reasons like dog aggression etc, and you require counseling.

Please call the animal help lines +919642229858 / +919966629858 (9.00am to 5.00pm) and request for the Shelter Director to counsel you.

Contacting Garbage Removal & Health Officer: Please contact the Health wing at GHMC Office for details of the number, and officer to approach in your area.
We raise money through fund raising efforts, sponsorships and individual donations from the community. All our services are sponsored and ensure rabies and disease free streets for safe communities. Some of our work extends help to animals belonging to communities below poverty line. Last year the government funded 20 percent of our annual budget and our staff and volunteers raised the rest. Your contribution in whatever denomination is very welcome and will help reduce sickness, cruelty and suffering on the streets of our city.
Every month our ambulances rescues approximately a thousand animals from road accidents and disease on the street. Blue Cross shelter accommodates these animals, over 900 or so of various species. We have cattle, horses, donkeys, rabbits, some injured wildlife like monkeys and birds, and plenty of cats and dogs. We sterilize 600 dogs and cats every month to reduce the number of stray animals.

Due to the large number of road accidents, unwanted animals, pups and kittens, we are over crowded with disabled animals and desperately need to prevent more from coming in. We also have an office, a Veterinary clinic that is clean and welcoming, and a training hall. 99% of the time we are over worked and over-crowded, under staffed and costs are rising, yet we manage to do what we do. At any given time we have 800 – 900 animals on the premises, which makes us over crowded.

In many foreign countries, one only sees pet dogs and cats at a shelter. These animals do not behave like our stray cats dogs and cattle that have been exposed to abuse and want to constantly escape by biting or pushing down their gates and fences. The sheer numbers of animals we are inundated with are daunting.

An animal shelter is not a place to hoard healthy stray animals that can fend for themselves. Sterilising and vaccinating them and allowing them to live on their streets is a better life for them and the community they serve. For more information, read the Animal Birth Control & Anti Rabies Vaccinations program. You can help by keeping healthy animals away from the shelter and help find homes for homeless puppies and kittens. You may also like to make a donation to support us.

Blue Cross has limited space and is over crowded. So, only if the animal is sick or injured, and needs to stay for recovery, should it actually come to the Shelter. And once recovered, it should move out quickly so there is space for others. All our efforts are directed at empowering the animal so it is able to move into a new life of it’s own – either sterilized and vaccinated back to its community or into a caring home, or even released back into the wild.

Please ensure all animals are vaccinated before bringing them to an animal shelter.

If you really care about the puppies/kittens, keep them at home or help find homes for them. BCH at any given time has over 250 puppies waiting for homes, under treatment or infected with disease. The shelter is not a conducive place for healthy animals, especially too young to vaccinate. A better plan is to bring the puppies on Sundays for an adoption drive and take them back home again. Hundreds of puppies die unprotected at shelters worldwide- please do not add to this number. But if you have no other option, vaccinate them first before you bring them in. Please ensure the mother is sterilised without fail.
For a start you can join as a member and get friends and family to join as members too. Adopting an Indian homeless animal is another huge way you can help us help animals, and if that is not possible, then sponsor the feeding of an animal at our shelter. For your information we have enclosed an animal welfare handbook and first aid for animals guide. Please go through both issues for more answers. You can organize an animal welfare talk for a group in your community, educational institute or office to get more people informed and involved. You can make a donation monthly or annually, join the Golden fund as a donor.

Optional: To learn more about helping animals subscribe to Animal Citizen, the official magazine of the animal welfare movement published by Animal Welfare Board of India, and to Compassionate Citizen, published by Beauty Without Cruelty, Pune.