Abandoned and abused animals need your help

An animal centre in India desperately needs your help to continue their life changing work for hundreds of animals a year. 

Animal Rescue Centre (ARC), Canacona, South Goa, is a safe haven for animals who have been abused and abandoned in India. They are funded solely by donations from visitors and locals to help them continue their work in rescuing, rehabilitate and re-homing animals they find on the streets.

The centre was founded in 2005 by Janie O’Connor and is just outside Palolem, South Goa. It was set up because of the sheer number of stray animals in the area and since then has helped hundreds of animals.

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Visit their Facebook page to see more of the great work they’re doing.

Animals like cats and dogs aren’t kept as pets in India so are often abused, abandoned and left to die.

The ARC relied solely on donations and volunteers. Prices in India are different to the UK so even small donations can help. Below are some costs the ARC faces, which shows how far your small donations could go.

  • One Rabies vaccination – £1.50
  • Fish and milk – £3 per day
  • One Combination vaccine – £7
  • Large bag of dog biscuits – £15
  • Monthly medical bill – £45 to £60

Other items such as blankets, towels and bedding for animals to sleep on are also needed. Most sleep on a single layer of newspaper, which is all the centre can afford.

You can also sponsor a pet for £100 a year which is around £8 a month.

For more information or to donate visit their website.

Help bring Lola to the UK


Lola was found as a stray in India and has since been taken into the centre at only three weeks old. A Just Giving page has been set up to help get her to the UK to find a loving family where she can have a good life.






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