Do Your Bit For Your Furry Friends: 6 Animal Shelters You Can Volunteer At In Delhi

Do Your Bit For Your Furry Friends: 6 Animal Shelters You Can Volunteer At In Delhi

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France

The love that one receives from animals is unconditional, beautiful and pure. Puppy kisses and kitten snuggles can melt just about the toughest person out there. However, humans need to ask themselves whether we have built a world that is good enough for them to exist. Adopting and rescuing an animal has been described as one of the most fulfilling experiences ever by those who have gone ahead with it. However, because many people aren't able to do that owing to the commitment it requires to look after an animal, you could always volunteer at an animal shelter to do your bit for your furry friends.

7 Animal Shelters You Could Volunteer At

Being surrounded by dog and cat cuddles? Sign me up! 


PAWS- Pet Animals Welfare Society

PAWS is a registered NGO that has been working for the prevention of animal cruelty since 1998. They spread awareness about animal nutrition and well being, be it a pedigreed breed or an indie. You can volunteer here as a puppy care-taker or a dog walker, which makes for a pretty great activity for the weekends. You can also foster animals from the shelter until they find a permanent home. They even conduct workshops and events for adoption, which you can help with. 

Timings for volunteers: 12 pm- 5 pm
Where: C9/7, Masudpur Village, Badam Singh Market, Vasant Kunj
Contact: +911800115737
To volunteer, register here


If you're a pet lover or are very passionate about animal rights, then Friendicoes needs no introduction. They have a shelter in Delhi that also works as a hospital, and they have a larger one in Gurgaon where they care for almost 1,000 animals. Because of the scale of the work they do, they're always looking for volunteers. You can foster animals at home or even go to the shelter to assist with the personal care of the rescues like walking them, feeding them, grooming them etc. 

Where: No 271 & 273, Defence Colony, Flyover Market, Jangpura Side
Contact: +911124314787
To volunteer register here


Red Paws Rescue

Red Paws Rescue is also a registered NGO which aims to rescue and rehabilitate stray and abandoned dogs in the city. They have been associated with animal shelters across the country and organised drives to educate the masses on the ethical treatment of animals and how to provide the care and environment they need. You can adopt indie dogs from here and could even sponsor the food and care of an animal. 

Where: 29A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas
Contact: +919958866067
To volunteer, register here

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Centre

It is believed to be one of the oldest animal shelters in Delhi and has been working towards the betterment of animals since 1983. The people at this shelter take care of about 200 animals on a daily basis. It has multi-facility centres for medical attention that the animals need, training facilities, shelter facilities and much more. You can volunteer to help them out in the projects that they carry out and funding drives, feed the animals, foster abused and frightened animals and so much more. 

Where: Near Shivaji College, Raja Garden, Shivaji Enclave, Tagore Garden Extension
Contact: +911125448062
To volunteer, register here


Bird Charity Hospital

This is a hospital dedicated to taking care of birds. It follows the tenets of Jainism and treats birds that are sick or injured that are brought by people from everywhere. Post-treatment, the birds are set free to live in their natural habitat. It is situated inside the Jain Mandir in Chandini Chowk and takes up to 60 birds to treat them free of cost. You can volunteer to look after the sick birds or even donate money for their treatment, seeds or food. You can even bring your own chickpea, unadulterated whole grains, urad, and mustard seeds. 

Where: Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Chandni Chowk, Opposite Red Fort
Timings: 8am – 9pm
Contact: 011-23288084

People For Animals

They have a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 lakh members helping out. People For Animals runs shelters, ambulance services, sterilisation drives and conducts rescue missions for a variety of animals. 

Timings: 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 14, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Contact: 011-23357088
To volunteer, register here

So ready to receive some love, licks, and cuddles? We urge you to register as a volunteer asap!

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