OUR HISTORY

In 1990, Krishna Vadi and Vasanthi Vadi, with a few likeminded people, founded ‘Abhaya’, the first animal welfare organization of Hyderabad, when the concept was new to the city. It was started with the belief that somewhere deep down, Indians were a stand for love and compassion towards all living beings, and that cruelty and cynicism about other forms of life is unacceptable to us as a society.

In 1992, they joined hands with Amala Akkineni to become the founding members of Blue Cross of Hyderabad, and established SPCA, Hyderabad in 1994.

They strongly felt that apart from animal welfare, animal rights protection, which at the time was a relatively unexplored field, required immediate attention.

With this objective, in 2000, Krishna Vadi, Vasanthi Vadi, Dr. Lakshmi Ramana, Dr. Syed Quadri and others, started the Hyderabad chapter of Maneka Gandhi’s People for Animals. PFA mainly focuses on the implementation of animal rights and laws.

From 1990 to present, PFA Hyderabad’s founding members have been incessantly involved in animal welfare, animal rights and cruelty prevention. They have taken massive strides towards a more humane Hyderabad.

WHAT WE DO

  • Rescue, rehabilitation and veterinary care of sick, injured and abused domestic animals
  • Upholding and implementing the various laws related to animal welfare and rights
  • Facilitating adoption/fostering of orphaned and abandoned animals
  • Extrication, confiscation and release of wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Identify, investigate and prosecute cases of animal cruelty and wildlife trade
  • Counseling for cases of animal neglect and seizure in extreme cases
  • Encouraging compassion towards animals and raising animal welfare awareness in public and young people through campaigns and training workshops
  • Urging people to embrace a cruelty free lifestyle

FOUNDER, TRUSTEES, SECRETARY

DR. SYED QADRI
Founder President
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KRISHNA VADI
Founder Vice-President
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VASANTHI VADI
Founder Secretary
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MAIN COMMITTEE

A.G.S.
REDDY
President
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KRISHNA
VADI
Vice-President
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VASANTHI
VADI
Secretary
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DR. LAKSHMI
SRINIVASAN
Joint Secretary
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DATTATREYA
JOSHI
Executive Officer
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RITA
BEHRWANI
Treasurer
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MANPREETH
SINGH
Shelter Director
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CHAIRPERSON’S MESSAGE

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
Chairperson – People For Animals

Each and every species from the bees to the bears forms a protective shield for human life. The quality of our lives depends on them. When we eat them, exploit them, interfere with natural patterns by breeding one kind and killing another, we destroy our own lives. As each species disappears, so does the future of our children.

You can help, you can help us to help. You can form part of the magic circle of love around all life.

People for Animals works to create a kinder, gentler world for all. Formed in 1994, it has transformed animal welfare into an assertive, effective movement across the country. Our members include lawyers, film stars, business leaders, bureaucrats, teachers and students. Our units span the country. Our work ranges from running shelters and ambulances to petitioning and lobbying, training animal owners and police, producing information material and programmes and fund-raising. We have won victories for animals in Court, in Parliament and on the streets – in research laboratories, racecourses, temples, circuses and zoos.

PFA has come to be regarded as one of the strongest animal groups in the world. Recently, when the world’s first International Animal Welfare Directory was complied, its UK publishers invited PFA to write the foreword. At home, in 2001 the first Padma Shri Award has gone to a PFA member, Dr. Norma Alvares.

Humans cannot exist without animals. Yet we create a world in which they are abused and misused. Let us recognize the partnership between us and further it for the good of all animals – both on two legs and four.