It is said that a dog is a man’s best friend however we believe that this proverb extends to all animals. Everyone wants the very best for their beloved pets including medical care. In Delhi, one can come across so many animals (pets and stray animals) that need help thus, it is always best to know where to turn to in times of need. Below is a list of some of the best animal shelters/hospitals in Delhi. 

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre

This is the biggest and oldest animal shelter/animal hospital in Delhi. SGACC has an OPD, a clinical diagnostic laboratory, and a well-equipped dental care centre. Besides this it also has a pre-operative room, two well-equipped operation theatres, and a post-operative room. This place has a separate treatment centre for large animals. Treatment is provided at very reasonable rates and those who cannot afford to pay for their pet’s treatment are not charged by the SGACC. This is a place that really cares for animals. 

Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre | Near Shivaji College, Raja Garden, New Delhi-27

Ph: +91 11 2544 8062, +91 11 2544 7751, +91 9810 054 077


This animal hospital cum animal shelter dedicates itself to prevent cruelty to animals and promote kindness. One of the ways it tries to meet its objectives is by providing a well maintained, stocked, and staffed animal hospital. Jeevashram hospital has an OPD for small animals, a well-equipped operation theatre, diagnostic laboratory, and a fully equipped dental unit. Plus they have ultra sound and digital X-ray facilities for cats and dogs. Jeevashram is perhaps the only animal hospital in Delhi that has blood transfusion facilities. Overall it’s a place where you are ensured that your beloved pet will get the best medical help. 

Jeevashram Shelter and Hospital | Rajokri Village (Near the Temple), New Delhi-38

Ph: +91 11 2506 3696, +91 11 2506 4114

Pet Animal Welfare Society

PAWS is a non-profitable and non-government organization that has been working since 1998 to prevent cruelty against animals and to make this world a better place for animals. They have a well-equipped OPD and have 24 hours emergency facilities. X-ray, ultrasound, pathological, and dental facilities are also available at this clinic. Stray dogs and cats are treated for free. People with low income who cannot afford medical help for their pets can bring them to PAWS, where they will be treated free of cost. They also have boarding and lodging facilities for pets. 

Pet Animal Welfare Society | C-9/7, Masudpur Market, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70

Ph: +91 11 2689 5737

Jain Charity Bird Hospital

The Jain Bird Hospital is the only bird hospital in Delhi. The hospital came into existence in 1956 and is based on Jainism, which gives importance to all life forms- small and big. This is a charitable hospital where all types of birds are treated for all types of diseases (injuries, cold, pneumonia, pigeon pox, and more) for free. The hospital consists of three storeys and vegetarian birds are kept separate from non-vegetarian birds. Once the bird has healed it is released from the opening in the roof. It is a well-staffed and fully equipped hospital for birds. 

Jain Charity Bird Hospital | Shri Digamber Jain Lal Mandir Ji, Opp Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi-06

Ph: +91 9810 016 162

Friendicoes- SECA

Friendicoes SECA was founded in 1979. Today it is a full-fledged animal shelter cum animal clinic in the heart of Delhi. It provides free medical help to stray animals. Treatment for pets is not free of cost. X-ray, pathological tests, ultrasound, and dental facilities are available at this small hospital. Like other animal welfare organizations, Friendicoes also encourages adoption rather than buying breed dogs. 

Friendicoes- SECA | 271-273, Flyover Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi-24

Ph: +91 11 2431 4787