Some FAQs about Animal Welfare at IITK

1. I found an injured/sick/orphaned animal/bird. What should I do?

  1. Click photos showing clearly- a) The animal and b) the Injured area (if any)
  2. Reach out to the following mail ids with the pictures and your contact details:

 

AWC, IITK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >
Animal Welfare Group This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aditya Desai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Soumyadeep Mukherjee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also post about the case on the facebook group 'Nature Club IITK.'

c. Stay close by or follow the animal till help arrives. Tracking and treating an animal whose whereabouts are not known makes the task very difficult in our vast campus.

2. Are there any vets on campus to attend sick/injured animals? Can a vet from city come visit the animal on the campus?

- At present, there is no vet in the campus to attend such cases. Based on the past experience, the vets in the city usually send a paravet (compounder) for visit but are reluctant to come themselves.

Paravets may be able to treat routine matters, but they have limited diagnostic expertise.

3. Can someone take the animal to the vet?

- While Volunteers from the Animal Welfare Group help out with as many case as possible, they are undermanned. Most of the volunteers are full-time students who also have regular academic commitments. Owing to these constraints, at times it becomes difficult to provide help in the desired timeframe.

It is encouraged that the campus community members come forward and participate in providing help to the animals, esp. with the ones that need to be taken to the city for consultation/treatment.

4. Where do I find contact details for some veterinarians in the city?

- A list of some vets is given below:

 

Dr. Nitin Sachan 091617 45879 Location
Dr. Vivek Dwivedi 082992 62003 Location
Dr. R S Mishra 098391 85341 Location
Dr. Mahesh Singh 093362 12126 Location
Dr. Kesarwani 098395 15515 Location
Dr. Kuldeep Gautam 079857 72865 Location

 

5. What is to be done if an animal is in serious condition and needs to be admitted to a hospital?

- Unfortunately, despite of being a large city, Kanpur has little infrastructure to support such cases. The only animal shelter which takes in different variety of animals is run by SPCA Kanpur (Society for Prevention of Cruelty against Animals, a semi-government undertaking). Their contact details are listed below.

 

SPCA Shelter
1. Archana Tripathi

098395 04351 Location

 

6. What to do if it I find injured/sick wildlife (peafowl & other birds, porcupine, bluebull etc.)?

- Kindly reach out to the AWC. Small birds can be taken care of locally unless it is a major injury. Serious wildlife cases are handed over to the Kanpur Zoological park after communicating with the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer).

7. What expertise is available on the campus?

- Volunteers in the Animal Welfare Group have been looking after sick/injured animals and birds for the last few years. Following cases are handled locally by them-

  1. Dogs/Cats/small animals: fight wounds, cuts, infection treatment
  2. Rehabilitation of injured birds & small animals

Campus community members are encouraged to come forward and participate in these activities. The experienced members learnt by working with their seniors and it is important that this knowledge is transferred to the next set of residents.

Drop a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to learn more.

8. What programs are facilitated by the AWC as of now?

- The AWC is facilitating periodic Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ARV) drives as well as Sterilization drive for the dogs in the campus.

Expenses incurred on treatment of injured animals are also reimbursed by the AWC after due procedure.