ANIMAL SHELTER

KALIMPONG

ANIMAL SHELTER

DARJEELING

ANIMAL SHELTER

KALIMPONG

A FRIEND IN NEEND

IS A FRIEND IN DEED

AN ANIMAL`S EYE HAS THE

POWER TO SPEAK GREAT LANGAUGES.

ANIMAL CARE CENTER

FOR ALL…….

Welcome

‘When shelters are built where they did not exist previously, people finally have a place to which they can bring animals which they find suffering and injured, and, being able to do so, learn to love and respect the needs and interests of the creatures in their care. KAS has saved the lives of thousands of animals since its foundation in 1993.’

Due to the work of DAS and KAS, together with the Darjeeling and Kalimpong Municipalities, all poisoning of street dogs has stopped from 1998 onwards. The street dogs are now safe and friendly. Puppies are not being born to die an early death from starvation and disease. Furthermore, nearly all the street dogs, together with many pet dogs, have been vaccinated by the shelter. Now people know the dogs are not rabies vectors, they are less frightened of the dogs.

What We do

In both Darjeeling and Kalimpong, street dogs (and often pet dogs, mistakenly) were being poisoned with strychnine by the Municipalities because the dogs were possibly the carriers of rabies. The dogs took a long time to die in great agony. Cats also ate the baits and died slow and painful deaths. The World Health Organisation had stated that removing dogs would not control rabies, because new dogs (possible vectors of rabies) would move in to fill the empty biological niche (maybe a rubbish tip with food, or a warm place to sleep). The WHO recommended that street dogs should instead be vaccinated against rabies and neutered. Then they would guard their place in order to protect it from intruder dogs. This is called an ABC (Animal Birth Control) programme in India. The Chairman of both Darjeeling and Kalimpong Municipalities agreed to stop poisoning all dogs and since then KAS and DAS have successfully carried out ABC programmes. No further dogs in either Municipality have been poisoned. We thank both Municipalities for their work with DGAS.

About Darjeeling Goodwill Animal Shelter Trust

Darjeeling Goodwill Animal Shelter, a registered Indian Charitable Trust  was established on 29 September 1993 by Mr. G.K. Tiwari, a lawyer working for the Rajasthan Government. 

Initially the trust ran two projects: the Goodwill Centre, established in 1998, based in Kutchery Road, Darjeeling, and the Kalimpong Animal Shelter, based in Bong Busty, Kalimpong, established in 1998.

Today, the Trust carries out four projects.
These are:
1) Kalimpong Animal Shelter
2) Darjeeling Animal Shelter
3) Crookety Museum
4) The Goodwill Centre, Darjeeling

Blogs & Stories

Kancha, the tough survivor

Kancha, the tough survivor Here is a boy who has called the street his home for ages; he is one of the survivors from the street of Kalimpong despite the heavy traffic and road accidents. He has a small furry family who he has embraced in time; he and his mates loiter...

The lucky dog

Meet Juno, the surrendered dog who found a home and sponsor  One cold morning with dew drops on the     ground, Kalimpong town had fallen to   sleep.   Herds   of dogs flocked together and   slept like there is no tomorrow. From the   corner a   dog   infested   with...

The homeless and injured four-legged

   The homeless and injured four-legged   Darjeeling animal shelter, a sister organisation to Kalimpong animal shelter has always worked hard in rescuing animals from the streets for ages. When any injured stray is found on the road, the dog is thereafter treated and...

Meet Juno

Meet Juno, the surrendered dog who found a home and sponsor With the arrival of spring, work at Kalimpong animal shelter was running smoothly. Rescue operations were being undertaken and surgery of cats and dogs. There were owners waiting for their dogs to regain...

Darjeeling camp

     Anti-rabies vaccination conducted by Darjeeling Goodwill Animal shelter   Darjeeling, one of the most popular tourist destinations attracts thousands of tourists every year offering the scenic beauty of the calm and placid landscapes covered in mist with the view...

Kurseong camp

Camp at Kurseong About a decade ago, when the stray dog problem was rising in the Eastern Foothills of West Bengal,the municipality decided that strychnine poisoning was the only solution to curb the population of stray dogs.However, with the Prevention of Cruelty...

Siliguri camp

As Kalimpong headed towards the movement for a separate statehood, the inconvenience faced by the locals were way too much, and in the middle of the imposed indefinite strike, it was not just people who struggled for food, but animals too. It was a difficult feat to...

The rescued and his rescuer

  The rescued and his rescuer Animals are less in comparison to humans in number yet they are not given the right kind of living. They are the voiceless, but they could sense and feel everything around them. There are ample dogs living on the streets that are either...

The innocent furry friend and her unknown tale

The innocent furry friend and her unknown tale A dog is said to be man’s best friend yet they are many a times when he is abandoned, neglected and surrendered at the local animal shelter. The sad reality is when a dog realises that he/she no longer belongs there and...

The brave and bold woman with a humane heart

                                   The brave and bold woman with a humane heart A savior to the voiceless, a mother to the needy furry friends, she is the one who has dedicated her life endlessly to rescuing stray dogs from the narrow lanes and busy...

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About Us

'When shelters are built where they did not exist previously, people finally have a place to which they can bring animals which they find suffering and injured, and, being able to do so, learn to love and respect the needs and interests of the creatures in their care. KAS has saved the lives of thousands of animals since its foundation in 1993.'

Clinic Timing

Monday     -   9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Tuesday    -  9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Wedneday -  9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Thursday  - 9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Friday       - 9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Saturday  - 9 a.m  - 5 p.m

Reach Us in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Animal Shelter (DAS)
Another Project of DGAS & Sister Shelter of KAS
Kothi Goan, Harsing Hatta
Lebong, Darjeeling 734 101
Mobile: +91-(0) 95472 70076

Reach Us in Kalimpong

Kalimpong Animal Shelter (KAS)
A Project of, and Main Office of,
Darjeeling Goodwill Animal Shelter trust (DGAS)
Middle Bong Busty,
Kalimpong – 734301
Dist:  Darjeeling, West Bengal
India.
Email: animalshelterkpg@gmail.com
Phone : + 91 (0)3552-270101 (Clinic)
+ 91 (0)3552-270534 (Office)