Animal Helpline Shelter we do exactly what our name says –we provide help and shelter to animals. We rescue animals including birds and reptiles from dangerous, critical situations and provide treatment for their suffering, in and around Siliguri. Our work includes rescuing and caring for stray dogs and other animals from crucial situations. Wherever possible we return rescued animals to their natural environment, but we also provide a permanent home in collaboration with forest department, for the animals that can no longer survive in the wild. As human populations expands, wildlife comes under increasing threat. By rescuing individual animals and reintroducing them into protected areas in the wild, our work also plays a role in the reduction in human-animal conflict and conservation of the their species as a whole.

Since 2015

Saving Animals & Finding Homes

Our team of experienced animal rescuers deploys to major cruelty cases and brings suffering animals to safety. We move animals out of harm’s way before major storms hit and stay to help the displaced and injured afterward. Our affiliated care centers rescue and rehabilitate wildlife and provide lifelong sanctuary to abused, homeless, discarded and exploited animals. We provide veterinary services in remote and underserved communities; through our global affiliate, Humane Society International, we vaccinate and sterilize street dogs around the world—and so much more.

Our History

Founded in the Year 2015 Animal Helpline is the leading Animal Shelter in Siliguri. Animal Helpline Shelter was founded by three core members and as the team started working with full functionality more animal lovers joined it. Currently Animal Helpline has a team of 25+ active members. Starting from treatments and rescues Animal Helpline expanded it’s area of operations to wildlife rescues,anti-trafficking,adoptions of the rescued animals etc. Animal Helpline also owns a shelter cum hospital for the treatment of rescued animals.The basic financial needs of shelter are fulfilled by the members while fund is raised in worst case scenarios mostly through social media streams

What Drives Us

Our Mission

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: ANIMAL HELPLINE SHELTER. And we can’t do it without you.

We think all the animals deserve to be equally treated and loved. Our mission is to stop every type of cruelty against animals.

Save a Life

Why Adopt?

They may not live as long as humans, but they love unconditionally and a moment with them lasts for a lifetime. They complete us! They are not some object that you buy to entertain yourself or to gift someone. They are friends for life. Money can buy a dog but not their love! Adopt a stray dog if you really want to make a difference in the world. It is stupid to objectify dogs into status symbols. If you want to make a status statement – buy an expensive car! Don’t buy a  foreign dog breed because of their fancy fur. A stray dog would love you the same as a Husky or a St. Bernard. Why would you torture a foreign dog breed by bringing them to harsh Indian climatic conditions? Why make a dog suffer when you can adopt an Indian dog breed that is perfectly suited for Indian climate and also easy to maintain. Indian strays have been living and endured tough conditions. They have a stronger immune system and do not contract diseases that pedigree breeds usually suffer from. You can save them from being roadkill. You can give them shelter and save a life. Trust us, there is not a better feeling in the world than helping someone in need. When you choose to adopt a stray dog, you are actually making a huge contribution to society by taking a stand against illegal breeders. You are also helping in keeping the streets safe and control the stray dog population.

Experience absolute soul satisfaction that comes from saving a life or helping someone in need. Give yourself a moment that you can feel proud for the rest of your life, even boast about it to others. Become a symbol for hope in your social circle. Be an example setter by removing the stigma against the adoption of stray dogs in India. With one act of kindness, you are showing your children what it means to be a good person.

Important: Don’t make a hasty decision. You might feel compelled to adopt a stray dog right after reading this article. However, we suggest you think it over first! Question yourself:

Are you ready to make a commitment for at least 10- 15 years?

Are you ready to treat them as your own family?

Don’t abandon a pet later just because you made a hasty decision today! Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment and a decision like this should be taken after careful consideration.