All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS)
ACGS’s mission is to create a gentle, nurturing, loving and compassionate sanctuary for old, sick, abandoned and lonely animals. We believe every animal that comes through our gates is special and is worthy of quality care, good nutrition, medical attention and tons of affection.
Work and Achievements
All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS) is the vision of one of India’s leading human and animal rights activists, Ms Anjali Gopalan. Having worked with children with HIV for over two decades she applied her experience and knowledge that both children and animals cannot heal and be happy in a joyless place. She designed ACGS to be a sanctuary for sick and disabled animals that were not capable of surviving in the wild or on the street until they could either be rehabilitated or adopted.
India has the highest number of stray dogs in the world so the needs of stray dogs in India are huge and demanding. Given that dogs are closely associated with rabies, and India is home to one third of the worlds rabies cases, it is understandable that stray dogs are often stigmatized and feared by a large number of the population. With the limited facilities at hand, ACGS has accommodated 400 dogs and pups, along with the other animals such as rescued goats, horses from circuses, sick cows, bulls, buffaloes, abused mules and donkeys into becoming permanent residents at ACGS. Abandoned roosters, emus, injured peacocks, parrot fledglings, hens, ducks and geese also joined her family followed by rabbits and cats.
We believe in the pressing need to provide the right care and support to animals in distress, and not just empathizing with them. As a result of which the clinic at ACGS handles routine physical injuries, minor surgeries, dressings, vaccinations, amputations and sterilizations. The clinic looks after the medical needs of the resident animals as well as outpatients brought in by people from the surrounding villages.
Today, ACGS is home to 600 resident animals who have been rescued from the streets and are provided with quality health care, nutrition and love for their speedy recoveries and proper rehabilitation.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds raised in ADHM 2019 will be utilized in providing and ensuring proper healthcare, nutrition and shelter to all the current as well as the future rescued animals that will be/are residents of the ACGS sanctuary.