Blue Cross of Hyderabad

Blue Cross is a voluntary animal welfare organization founded in 1993 by Amala Akkineni and Nagarjuna Akkineni. It focuses on helping animals that are homeless, abused or abandoned in the streets. The organization’s guiding principle is: “ We believe that all animals are sentient beings. And whether they are used in the production of food, for science, for entertainment, for transportation, are stray, homeless or wild, they deserve freedom from cruelty.”

Blue Cross is located on two acres of land in Jubilee Hills. It provides the following services:

  • Animal ambulance rescue service for homeless animals, cattle, equines and wildlife
  • Animal shelter for care of sick, injured and abused animals
  • Veterinary hospital for pets of members of the community
  • Mobile clinic for working donkeys, horses and camels
  • Humane, stray animal control through sterilization and vaccination (WHO ABC / ARV / Programme)
  • Investigation of cases of cruelty to animals
  • Adoption for dogs, pups, cats and kittens
  • Environment: Also, in an effort to help stabilize turtle populations, Blue Cross works in conjunction with coastal states to neuter stray dogs, which eat turtle eggs on beaches
  • Awareness education and programs focused on animal welfare and the environment