Blue Cross Avenue
Chennai 600 032
Phone: +91 44 2235 49 59 / 2230 0666 / 2230 0655
July 27, 1994 - A very special day for the Blue Cross. Almost exactly 30 years after its founding, it received a fabulous gift of four acres of land and a donation of Rs. 25 lakhs to its corpus. The fixed deposit receipt and the Government Order for the allotment of the land at Velachery were handed over to Capt. V. Sundaram, Founder, and Mr. C. R. Pattabhi Raman, Chairman of the Blue Cross at a meeting at the CM’s office at Fort St. George.
November 30, 1997 - Inauguration of the Captain Sundaram Animal Centre at Guindy by Lt. General A. K. Chatterjee, Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India; the Konica Adoption Centre for puppies and kittens, donated by Mr. J. P. Acharya of Nippon Enterprises South, was also inaugurated the same day.
This hospital treats over 20,000 outpatients per year and shelters over 800 animals at any time. Since January 15, 1998, all the animal birth control (ABC) operations for street dogs of Chennai have been carried out here.
Donors to this Centre: RSPCA, England, Brooke Hospital for Animals, U.K., St. Andrews Fund for the Welfare of Animals, Scotland; M/s. Sugal and Damani Charitable Trust, Madras; Animal Welfare Board of India; Mr. Venkatachalam, Managing Director of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute; Mrs. and Mr. Ravindar and many others.
Mrs. USHA SUNDARAM, co-founder of the Blue Cross, and her family members have donated a Cattery to the Blue Cross shelters at Guindy. Covering 600 sq. feet, the Cattery is built around trees for the cats to play on and has a covered shelter for them.
Mr. Sujit L Joseph generously donated 3.66 acres of land at Kunnam village near Sriperumbudur. This shelter has the unique distinction of being the first post research primate rehabilitation center in India. Monkeys rescued from laboratories are housed here, nursed back to health, and neutered.
Around 150 cattle are here at any given time and a stove plus a couple of lights are energised through our bio gas plant.
It is also an ABC-AR Centre for Kanchipuram district.
The clinic with a full time veterinary doctor is proving to be a great asset to the neighbouring villages.
The Corporation of Chennai has given space in its Lloyds Road depot for conducting ABC-AR operations. Apart from the 8 large rooms built by the corpn, Blue Cross has added 6 more rooms, solely for the purpose of carrying out sterilisations of street dogs .Two rooms have been converted into a full-fledged surgery theatre and an office. The remaining rooms are used for post operative care.