Kothi Goan, Harsing Hatta, Le Bong,, Darjeeling, 734101, WB, IN
Darjeeling Goodwill Animal Shelter is a registered Indian Charitable Trust which incorporates two animal shelters in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Municipalities in both these Himalayan towns were using strychnine to poison street dogs in an effort to prevent the spread of rabies. In 1998 (Kalimpong) and 2007 (Darjeeling) both these municipalities agreed to stop all poisoning of street dogs because DAS and KAS have demonstrated scientific trap- neuter-return programmes are more effective than killing. In the last year DAS has spayed 590 dogs, and 101 cats, vaccinated 1654 dogs and 240 cats against rabies. KAS has spayed 743 dogs, and 118 cats, vaccinated 2229 dogs again rabies and 435 against distemper and parvo. These figures do not include the countless number of village cattle, goats and chickens that have been treated.