Making Quality Veterinary Care Accessible to All
In May 2022, our beloved Blue the therapy cat passed away. Blue was a constant comforting presence at the clinic, caring for our in-patients and cheering up weary humans who waited as their pets received life-saving treatment inside. In Blue’s honour, we have decided to rename our animal welfare initiative, the Raintree Relief Project, to Friends of Blue.
Compassion is at the core of every activity we undertake at Raintree, and we work hard to make quality animal care affordable for all. As part of our animal welfare efforts, every month, we aim to offer a certain number of free vaccinations for stray animals, as well as a certain percentage of subsidised treatment rates for animals whose caretakers hail from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. While these efforts remain 100% unchanged, by renaming this initiative, we hope to keep Blue’s memory alive and remind ourselves every day that he continues to watch over us all at Raintree.
As part of the Friends of Blue initiative, we continue to provide:
– Veterinary aid for homeless animals, usually in collaboration with trusted animal welfare NGOs. This includes city-dwelling birds and animals such as kites (who are given First Aid while official wildlife caregivers arrive to transport them safely to a transit care centre), or orphaned/homeless dogs and cats.
– Annual anti-rabies vaccination drives for stray dogs and cats, conducted every year on Republic Day (26th January).
– Grief counselling for bereaved pet parents, overseen by a licensed therapist.
While our capacity for pro bono cases varies each month due to the unpredictable nature of our work, one thing that will always remain constant is our dedication to offering the very best in veterinary care, and our unconditional love for all animals.