For over two decades, Kalimpong Animal Shelter, a unit of Darjeeling Goodwill Animal Shelter (DGAS), has been diligently conducting Animal Birth Control (ABC) and Anti-Rabies Vaccination programs for stray dogs in Kalimpong and its vicinity. Our services extend beyond strays to include pet animals, rescue operations, and various community animal welfare initiatives.

Given that the Kalimpong Animal Shelter was established long ago, it is imperative that we prioritize the maintenance of our existing facilities, such as the clinic, kennels, fencing, and other infrastructure. Additionally, we must also focus on expanding our facilities to accommodate the growing needs of our community and the animals we serve.


Kalimpong Animal Shelter

Wish List 2024

Below, you’ll find details of our wish list for 2024, along with estimated costs for the year.

  1. Puppy Shed Construction Project
    • Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,28,000/-
  2. ABC Kennels – Roof Shed Repair Project
    • Estimated Cost: 65,000/-
  3. Shelter Dog Shed – Fencing Replacement Project
    • Estimated Cost: 45,000/-
  4. Clinic Roof Renovation Work
    • Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,80,000/-
  5. Volunteer House Renovation Project
    • Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,50,000/-
  6. New Land Fencing Project
    • Estimated Cost: Rs. 2,40,000/-
  7. Shrine Room (Meditation Room) Renovation
    • Estimated Cost: Rs. 45,000/-

(Please find below the details of the work for each project.)

A Message to donors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous support towards the Kalimpong Animal Shelter Trust (DGAS). Thanks to your contributions, we are well on our way to fulfilling our 2024 Wish List. Your generosity holds immense significance, enabling us to provide essential care to vulnerable animals in need.


Indian donations are eligible for exemption under section 80G.

 Thank you for your continued support. Together, we’re making a difference.

  1. Puppy Shed Construction Project

Work Description: Due to a shortage of space for housing dog puppies, it is crucial to construct a new puppy shed to ensure their safety and security.


  • Shed Size: 20 feet x 20 feet
  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,28,000/- (One lakh twenty-eight thousand) only

Objective: The primary objective of this project is to create a dedicated space that meets the needs of our growing number of dog puppies, providing them with a safe and secure environment.

Scope of Work:

  1. Site Preparation: Clearing and leveling the designated area for shed construction.
  2. Foundation: Constructing a solid foundation to support the structure.
  3. Frame Construction: Erecting a sturdy frame for the shed using high-quality materials.
  4. Roofing: Installing durable roofing material to protect the puppies from the elements.
  5. Walls: Building secure walls to enclose the space and ensure the puppies’ safety.
  6. Flooring: Laying down suitable flooring for easy maintenance and cleanliness.
  7. Ventilation: Incorporating adequate ventilation to maintain a comfortable environment.
  8. Security Measures: Implementing measures to prevent unauthorized access and ensure the puppies’ security.
  9. Finishing Touches: Adding final touches such as paint and signage to complete the construction.

Budget Allocation:

  • Material Costs
  • Labor Costs
  • Miscellaneous Expenses
  1. ABC Kennels – Roof Shed Repair Project

Work Description: The existing roof structure at ABC Kennels, where dogs are housed before surgeries, is in a state of deterioration. It is imperative to replace the deteriorating roof rafters, purlins, and sheets with a durable iron structure and coated GI sheets to ensure the safety and comfort of the animals.


  • Total Area: 42 feet x 10 feet (including 10 kennels and a runway)
  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 65,000/- (Sixty-five thousand) only

Objective: The primary objective of this project is to repair the roof shed at ABC Kennels to provide a secure and weather-resistant shelter for the dogs awaiting surgeries.

Scope of Work:

  1. Demolition: Remove the deteriorated roof rafters, purlins, and sheets.
  2. Iron Structure Installation: Construct and install a sturdy iron framework to support the new roof.
  3. GI Sheet Installation: Securely attach coated GI sheets to the iron structure to form the new roof.
  1. Shelter Dog Shed – Fencing Replacement Project

Work Description: The existing fencing surrounding the shelter dog shed is deteriorating, leading to frequent escapes by the dogs. To address this issue effectively and ensure the safety of the animals, it is essential to install new chain-link fencing.


  • Total Area: 170 feet x 6 feet
  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 45,000/- (Forty-five thousand) only

Objective: The primary objective of this project is to replace the aging fencing around the shelter dog shed with new chain-link fencing to prevent the dogs from escaping and enhance their security.

Scope of Work:

  1. Assessment: Evaluate the condition of the existing fencing and determine the extent of replacement required.
  2. Demolition: Remove the old and deteriorated fencing materials.
  3. Procurement: Acquire high-quality chain-link fencing materials in accordance with the specified dimensions.
  4. Installation: Install the new chain-link fencing along the perimeter of the shelter dog shed.
  5. Gate Installation: Include appropriate gates for access while ensuring security measures are maintained.
  6. Quality Check: Inspect the completed fencing installation to ensure structural integrity and effectiveness.
  1. Clinic Roof top renovation work:

Our clinic, nestled in the heart of the community, provides comprehensive veterinary care for pets. From routine check-ups to emergency treatments, our dedicated team ensures the well-being of every animal. As part of our commitment to excellence, we’re upgrading our facilities, starting with replacing the aging wooden roofing with a modern iron structure and coated GI sheets. This enhancement not only ensures safety but also creates a more comfortable environment for both our staff and our furry patients.

  1. Total Roof Area: 65 feet long by 20 feet wide, totaling 1,300 square feet.
  2. Work Description:
    • Remove old, deteriorating wooden rafters and purlins.
    • Replace them with a durable iron structure to enhance stability and longevity.
    • Install new coated GI (Galvanized Iron) sheets to ensure weatherproofing and protection against corrosion.
  3. Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,80,000/- (One lakh eighty thousand) only, covering the expenses for materials, labor, and any additional necessary costs.
  1. Volunteer House Renovation Project:

We offer accommodation for volunteers coming from abroad, as well as from various parts of India, who dedicate their time to serving shelter animals. To better accommodate our external volunteers, we recognize the importance of providing suitable housing. While we currently have a volunteer house, we are in need of renovations, particularly for the rooftop and the installation of attached bathrooms.

  1. Rafter/Purlins and GI Sheet Replacement:
    • Remove old rafter/purlins and GI sheets.
    • Install iron structures.
    • Install coated GI sheets.
    • Labor for installation.
  2. Installation of Attached Bathroom:
    • Plumbing work for bathroom installation.
    • Installation of bathroom fixtures (toilet, sink, shower).
    • Tiling work for bathroom walls and floor.
    • Labor for installation.

Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,50,000/- (One lakh fifty thousand) only

  1. New Land Fencing Project:

The new land acquired by the shelter serves as an extension for the dogs’ run area, providing additional space for their well-being and exercise. Fencing is crucial to ensure the safety and security of the shelter animals, preventing them from wandering off or potential intruders entering the area. It also helps in delineating boundaries, maintaining order, and minimizing conflicts with neighboring properties. Overall, the fencing project aims to create a protected environment where the shelter animals can thrive and stay safe.

Project Specifications:

  • Total Area: 17 decimal Land
  • Fencing Details: A total fencing area of 220 feet, comprising 5 feet of brick fencing topped with 3 feet of chain link.
  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 2,40,000/- (Two Lakh forty thousand) only
  1. Shrine Room (Meditation Room) Renovation:

We welcome visitors to our Shrine Room, a tranquil space within the shelter where individuals seeking solace during animal treatment can meditate or rest. Over time, the room has aged, necessitating maintenance work.

  • Area: 29 feet in diameter
  • Work Details: This renovation entails replacing the outdated GI sheet roofing with new ones, along with necessary cement base and I-frame work.
  • Total Estimated Cost: 45,000/- (Forty five Thousand Only)