For three years starting 2002, a group of like-minded people decided to act on the miserable plight of street animals in Thane district. Thane, even though a satellite city of Mumbai, had no awareness of animal welfare and animal rights. Sick and injured animals had absolutely no access to modern medical care.
The small but cohesive group made continuous efforts to bring medical aid and relief to these animals on the roads themselves. This finally bore fruit in the form of Thane SPCA Emergency Animal Care Centre on a plot of land lent to us by philanthropist Dr. Nanjibhai Khimjibhai Thakker.
Without waiting for government funding, we built the shelter brick by brick, using private funding to get us the vital electricity and water supplies.
Today, our premises can hold a menagerie of 100 animals. We have a separate quarantine ward, , cat ward, wild bird enclosure, and a monkey enclosure – all of this embellished by a beautiful little garden and a turtle pool.
We have also built a separate, fully equipped air conditioned Operation Theatre, with all facilities to perform emergency surgeries, including a fully functional state-of-the-art Digital X-RAY unit.
To support our work, we operate four ambulances, two of which are the only cattle ambulances in the entire district.
In the last 15 years of the establishment of the organisation, more than 70,000 animals were rendered holistic service, and hundreds of animals were successfully re-homed. Stray and wild animals are regularly treated with Homeopathic medication with an excellent success rate.
Thane SPCA is a registered Public Trust ( No. F-10998 ) , recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India ( Recognition No. Maha – 106 / 2003 ). The Managing Committee and the Patron Members provide the required strategy and guidance for its growth. Our Motto “RESCUE-REHAB-RELEASE” is followed in spirit by the entire team , Consulting Surgeons and members of the organization.
You can read our Annual Report (F.Y 2015 – 2016) for more information about our administration and organizational profile
If you wish to report an injured or distressed animal, please send a Whatsapp or SMS message on our Animal Helpline on 9322271966 or 8767612344 as soon as possible.
Our Animal Helpline is open 10 AM to 6 PM. Calls are in strict confidence and can be made anonymously if necessary. Please do not email any concerns about an animal at risk.
To keep pace with the increasing number of ailing animals and changing times, the hospital augments its equipment, infrastructure and services. As an animal welfare charity, we receive no government or lottery funding and rely on public donations to continue our vital work rescuing and re homing abused, abandoned and injured animals.
For Thane SPCA, which is a NON PROFIT INSTITUTION, it is possible only with the staunch support and help of its philanthropic donors and supporters.