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This information is as per Section 4 of the Right to Information Act, 2005. As perthis Act, all NGOs substantially financed, directly or indirectly, by funds providedby the appropriate government should disseminate the relevant information, onthe use of these funds and the purpose for which it made.
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action
CUPA is a registered public charitable Trust bearingregistration no. IV 603/91-92 dated 14.10.1991 for the welfare of animals, based inBangalore.Section I - Brief History of CUPA, its aims and objectives* Primary purpose of CUPA:Primary Objective:
Crystal Rogers founded CUPA in 1991. The primary objective of CUPA is toprovide relief to animals round the clock through medical facilities and handlingcases of cruelties inflicted on animals.Secondary Objective:
Provide shelter for animals round the clock with special features and facilitiesoffered by the shelter and clinic for all types of animals include x-ray, laboratoryfacilities, grooming, boarding, ambulance service, sterilisation programme of street dogs, rescue of wildlife.
s out-reach programmes extends beyond limits of urban Bangalore, andcomprises of -* Large Animal health Camps in rural & urban areas* Anti-Rabies vaccination camps* Humane Education & Canine Therapy Programmes* Care & Rehabilitation for captive elephants
Lobby for animal rights at National & International levels. Organization
s goals:
To work with owners of load bearing animals to facilitate awareness andmodify working conditions.
To provide a much needed modern hospital & shelter on a two-acre facility forlarge animals.
To work with Municipal authorities beyond City Corporation limits in humanecontrol of stray animals.
To provide medical aid and ambulance service for animals within and beyondcity limits, on a 24-hour basis.
To provide legal aid for cruelty cases of wild and domestic animals.
To provide relief to drought affected animals to prevent them being sold forslaughter during intermittent periods of drought in villages.
To discourage factory farming (to begin with, of poultry) by creatingawareness, improving means of animal and poultry transport, lobbying etc.
To improve captive elephant conditions. Currently working in the field of health care and management to highlight their pathetic plight in temples,circuses and other areas. Final objective would be to bring about acomprehensive policy change for improvement in their living conditions. Organization
s programs and activities:From two tiny rooms in the home of its Founder President, Crystal Rogers, in October 1991,CUPA today operates from three centres. More than 10,000 wild and domestic animals passthrough its portals and activities range from urban stray dog control to load bearing animalrelief centres, from 24 hours, 7 days a week animal shelter and emergency care centre, torehabilitation of wildlife in their indigenous forest zones.CUPA is also involved with legal issues protecting the interest and welfare of animals
wildand domestic, in the High Court of Karnataka. It
s columns in local papers have popularizedcompassion for animals
both stray and pet, making it easier for urban people to adopthomeless animals.Today, CUPA in Bangalore is synonymous with animal advocacy and welfare. There is anelement of personalized care in the busy KVAFSU-CUPA Animal Shelter at Hebbal for stray,abused, owned or abandoned animals.CUPA provides a range of services for animals in need. Shelter facilities are open for 24hours with ambulance service. The ambulance attends 2000 cases involving injured birdsand animals every month.The Clinic & Shelter provide the following services:
Clinic facilities
Treatment facilities offered for stray or owned animals through day and night.
X-Ray facility for all animals
Laboratory facilities for effective and quick diagnosis.
Intensive care facility for animals in serious conditions.
 Adoption facility with pre- and post- adoption checks for abandoned dogs,
cats, pups and kittens.
equipped operation theatre and surgery units for sterilisation of straydogs.
State-of-the-art operation theatre handling complicated surgeries for large andsmall animals.
Dermatology and boarding facilities for dogs and cats.
85 kennel spaces to accommodate dogs and housing for other animals.
Large animal shed for treatment and care.
Cattery with individual cages for treatment and housing.* CUPA has arranged for its medical team to visit the Dzongchen Monastry,Tibetan Colony,Oderyapalya, Kollegal in Karnataka State
180 km from Bangalore for sterilisation & medicalcamps for the stray animals in the area on several occasions.* On request from and in collaboration with the Animal Husbandry Department, Karnataka,CUPA provides free anti- rabies vaccination for stray dogs and medications for large animalsin nearby semi-urban and rural districts of Karnataka State.CUPA enjoys the following exemption and status with Govt. of India:i) Exemption from Income Tax under section 80G of the Indian IT for alldonations received.ii) Provided charitable Status by the Government of Indiaiii) Registered with the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act to receive donationsin foreign currency.Scope of work of CUPA:CUPA treats and handles the following number of animals each year:* 10,000 dogs annually are sterilised and vaccinated against Rabies. 10,000dogs are re-vaccinated against Rabies.* 8,000 dogs other than stray dogs, treated.* 6,000 large animals treated, vaccinated and de-wormed free of charge, inrural and urban areas.* 500 small mammals, birds and reptiles rescued and rehabilitated.Reaching out to people through animals:
The popular Canine Therapy Programme, with its monthly visits, reaches outto approximately 50 specially challenged children of the Shrishti OpportunitySchool and Vishwas School, in Bangalore. Children, who have not exhibited anyprogress in months, have responded and reacted positively to the CUPA caninetherapists, who visit them regularly.

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