Rescue operations

Rescue operations by the shelter rescue squad


The political unrest continued in the Hills for more than two months and it was a major setback for all the locals living in town and outlying villages in the face of indefinite strike. Kalimpong town remained totally shut for many months and it got tougher every day for people to fulfill their basic amenities of life. Kalimpong experienced indefinite strikes with schools and offices shut down for long however, it was only the hospitals for people and animals that remained open in this time of political unrest.

Kalimpong Animal Shelter which has been looking into the core issues of animals and working close to give animals a better life had to remain open for tending the sick animals when Kalimpong was undergoing indefinite strike. The shelter staff left no stone unturned in reaching out to the street corners and rescuing animals that were sick and left to be spayed.

Having been informed by the locals residing in the centre of town about stray dogs rising in numbers and especially the female dogs, the shelter staff caught these dogs from the street and brought them to the shelter for their spay. They were housed at the shelter run for days until their recovery. There were ample female dogs that had been taking shelter in the main town of Kalimpong after this strike was imposed. Many dogs started thronging the main town in search of food and shelter for there were running out of food generally after Kalimpong went silent due to the indefinite strike. As most of the people in Kalimpong are kind-hearted towards animals, some of them provided food to the dogs found on the street and the ones concerned about the new arrival of dogs from different street corners of Kalimpong informed the shelter for the animals’ well-being. The shelter Vet-in-charge, Dr.D.P.Pandey operated the stray animals and it was only after their full recovery they were released back to the street. And these happy looking dogs when released felt so much at ease that their eyes couldn’t hide and with their wagging tails they sped off to their own small road corner shelter and heaved a sigh of relief.

Blogs & Stories

Animal Birth Control camp at Siliguri

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Camp Report

Kalimpong Animal Shelter has been the one and only organisation working for the voiceless in Kalimpong for several years with the main objective to sterilize and vaccinate street dogs in order to stabilise the stray dog population. Henceforth, animal birth control...

Village camps by KAS

KAS is predominantly the first shelter in the Hills to start animal birth control programme to save the lives of thousands of dogs that were previously poisoned in order to curb the stray dog population. With Dr. Christine’s vision to start a sterilisation programme...

Camp at Takvar

CAMP AT TAKVAR Situated in the lowlands of the beautiful hill station commonly called Lebong in Darjeeling is the shelter for animals founded by an Australian animal activist, Christine Townend. Since its foundation, Darjeeling animal shelter holds its name and fame...


KAS yearly conducts camps in outlying villages where ABC camps are previously carried out. To update yearly on rabies vaccination and to operate on new dogs growing in the community and also those owned by owners, ABC camp is highly preferable in all these places. ABC...

Anti-rabies vaccination camp held at Takling

Anti-rabies vaccination camp held at Takling Rabies, a zoonotic disease had spread far and wide in the small town of Kalimpong, in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, India. Rabies is carried both by wildlife and by dogs. Because of rabid dog bites in humans,...

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...


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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
Phone : + 91 (0)3552-270101 (Clinic)
+ 91 (0)3552-270534 (Office)