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Crowd funding to help renovate animal shelter

Published Jun 1, 2017, 6:20 am IST
Updated Jun 1, 2017, 1:50 pm IST
Makeover for 25-yr-old dispensary at Theosophical Society.
Besant Memorial animal dispensary remains in a bad shape   (Photo: DC)
 Besant Memorial animal dispensary remains in a bad shape (Photo: DC)

Chennai: Annie Besant’s aim to ensure a full-fledged animal service in the Theosophical Society would soon be fulfilled, as the society is all set to renovate the animal dispensary.

The 25-year-old Besant Memorial animal dispensary, maintained by the Theosophical Society, is worn out with old medical equipment and non-maintained shelter. The shelter remains non-repaired even after the 2015 December floods, and the recent Vardah cyclone had caused enough destruction to the infrastructure.


A team of four animal welfare activists has joined hands with the management of the Theosophical Society to refurbish the entire place through crowd funding. Using social media as a tool, the youngsters are pooling in money to meet the expenses to transform the animal dispensary into a state-of-the-art facility.
Besides upgrading the medical equipment, the team would start a comprehensive animal birth control programme at the centre to put a check on the dog population. Shravan Krishnan from the team told DC that they would need around ` 25 lakh for the renovation.


“Our target is to pool in Rs 12 lakh through crowd funding. A 24X7 medical ambulance with trained staff will be set up to rescue and on-site treatment of the animals,” said Shravan Krishnan.

The centre would be a benefit for animal lovers and pet owners who spend an exorbitant amount at the private hospitals.“We would extend the facility to the cattle, apart from treating dogs and cats,” said general manager of the Theosophical Society, S Ram Kumar, adding that the facilities like closed-circuit television would be included.


Reminiscing Annie Besant’s words, the manager said, “We are happy to cherish Annie Besant’s dreams. She insisted on serving animals

If you want to be a part of the renovation, please contact Shravan Krishnan at 9884461090 or Nishanth Ravi at 7845018969