About Us

Welcome to Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre

Charlies Animal Rescue Centre – CARE established in January 2013, initially on half an acre of land adjacent to the picturesque Jakkur Lake, later moved to a larger place at Mitteganahalli, Yelahanka. The inspiration behind the trust, is 15 year old Charlie, a differently abled, 3 legged Indian Dog who was an established figure in the field of canine therapy since 2005. Charlie passed away in March, 2017, but has left behind a legacy that the CARE shelter aims to live up to through rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need.

The Care Shelter is also home to animals of all kinds which includes dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs, ducks and a calf. These animals are permanent residents of CARE due to their varying needs and special conditions – blindness, differently abled, paraplegic,serious ailments, aged and who require constant care, medical attention and love. These animals will live at CARE for the rest of their lives.

Welcome to Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre

Charlies Animal Rescue Centre – CARE established in January 2013, initially on half an acre of land adjacent to the picturesque Jakkur Lake, later moved to a larger place at Mitteganahalli, Yelahanka. The inspiration behind the trust, is 15 year old Charlie, a differently abled, 3 legged Indian Dog who was an established figure in the field of canine therapy since 2005. Charlie passed away in March, 2017, but has left behind a legacy that the CARE shelter aims to live up to through rescue and rehabilitation of animals in need.

The Care Shelter is also home to animals of all kinds which includes dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, pigs, ducks and a calf. These animals are permanent residents of CARE due to their varying needs and special conditions – blindness, differently abled, paraplegic,serious ailments, aged and who require constant care, medical attention and love. These animals will live at CARE for the rest of their lives.

CARE Shelter Facilities

  • Helpline & Ambulance service for animals in distress from 9am to 5pm.
  • Inpatient facility for sick and injured animals
  • A fully equipped medical unit with OPD, Operation Theatre, X Ray, Scanning facility and Laser Machine.
  • Housing, rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned animals
  • Adoption of pups, kittens, dogs, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs.
  • An exclusive Cattery with a separate Cat treatment unit and kitten nursery.
  • Holiday Boarding facility for dogs and cats.

CARE Shelter Facilities

  • Helpline & Ambulance service for animals in distress from 9am to 5pm.
  • Inpatient facility for sick and injured animals
  • A fully equipped medical unit with OPD, Operation Theatre, X Ray, Scanning facility and Laser Machine.
  • Housing, rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned animals
  • Adoption of pups, kittens, dogs, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs.
  • An exclusive Cattery with a separate Cat treatment unit and kitten nursery.
  • Holiday Boarding facility for dogs and cats.

Meet The Team

Trustees

Sudha S Narayanan

CARE is headed by Ms Sudha Narayanan, Founder Trustee of CARE who comes with her immense expertise, knowledge and skills of over two decades in the field of animal welfare, both domestic and wild.

A Former trustee with CUPA – Compassion Unlimited Plus Action for 17 years and WRRC – WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, Ms Sudha, is known for her hands on capability of running an animal shelter single handedly without compromising on ethics, compassion and commitment.

Wg. Cdr. Lingaraj

Retired from the Indian Air Force as a Wing Commander and soon found his true calling working with animals. He was a very prominent figure in one of the largest animal shelters in Bangalore for over a decade, specializing in animal care, housing & rehabilitation. He brought to Care with his presence, his special touch of personalised care for every individual animal at the shelter.

Mallika Menon

A name synonymous with Kindness, Compassion and Grace, Mrs. Mallika Menon has been involved with animals in need from her childhood days. Her motto is ‘Never Give up on Any Animal’.

Megha Vijay

A civil engineer by profession, Megha has volunteered with several animal welfare organizations for the last 8 years doing ground level work with animals like fund raising, campaigns, health camps etc.

Rupesh Gowda

Mr. Rupesh Gowda is a builder by profession with a passion for animals.

Dr BM Manjunath

Dr BM Manjunath ( Trustee), MVSc and PHD in animal reproduction science, brings in his immense technical knowledge and professional experience with animals to CARE.

Meet The Team

Trustees

Sudha S Narayanan

CARE is headed by Ms Sudha Narayanan, Founder Trustee of CARE who comes with her immense expertise, knowledge and skills of over two decades in the field of animal welfare, both domestic and wild.

A Former trustee with CUPA – Compassion Unlimited Plus Action for 17 years and WRRC – WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, Ms Sudha, is known for her hands on capability of running an animal shelter single handedly without compromising on ethics, compassion and commitment.

Wg. Cdr. Lingaraj

Retired from the Indian Air Force as a Wing Commander and soon found his true calling working with animals. He was a very prominent figure in one of the largest animal shelters in Bangalore for over a decade, specializing in animal care, housing & rehabilitation. He brought to Care with his presence, his special touch of personalised care for every individual animal at the shelter.

Mallika Menon

A name synonymous with Kindness, Compassion and Grace, Mrs. Mallika Menon has been involved with animals in need from her childhood days. Her motto is ‘Never Give up on Any Animal’.

Megha Vijay

A civil engineer by profession, Megha has volunteered with several animal welfare organizations for the last 8 years doing ground level work with animals like fund raising, campaigns, health camps etc.

Rupesh Gowda

Mr. Rupesh Gowda is a builder by profession with a passion for animals.

Dr BM Manjunath

Dr BM Manjunath ( Trustee), MVSc and PHD in animal reproduction science, brings in his immense technical knowledge and professional experience with animals to CARE.

Advisory Board

Dr HD Lohith

One of Bangalore city’s leading Vets and a gifted orthopedician, Dr. Lohith’s capacity for compassion is unmatchable. The volume of pro bono complicated surgeries that he does every month for the stray and abandoned animals is seen to be believed. He is in fact the silent strength behind CARE’s progress.

He runs two very popular Vet Hospitals – Bangalore Pet Hospital and Maruti Pet Care Centre. He has over 50,000 surgeries to his credit.

Advisory Board

Dr HD Lohith

One of Bangalore city’s leading Vets and a gifted orthopedician, Dr. Lohith’s capacity for compassion is unmatchable. The volume of pro bono complicated surgeries that he does every month for the stray and abandoned animals is seen to be believed. He is in fact the silent strength behind CARE’s progress.

He runs two very popular Vet Hospitals – Bangalore Pet Hospital and Maruti Pet Care Centre. He has over 50,000 surgeries to his credit.

Veterinary Team

The current Veterinary team at CARE consists of Dr.Amith N.G., who has a Masters degree in Surgery, Dr.Reshma Khanum, B.VSc and Dr.Sandesh Gowda K. V – B.VSc.

The team is extremely dedicated to their profession and will go that extra mile for any animal in distress.

Managing Committee

MC Vijaylakshmi

The catwoman of CARE, she brings with her, years of expertise in cat care and cat related issues. Her weakness for all things feline earned her the name of “Cat Lady”. With over two decades of experience in animal welfare, she has a way with cats and they take to her immediately. She has been a pillar of strength for CARE.

Chitra Narayanan

With over 24 years of experience with animals under her belt, Chitra is also a very talented artist. Her artwork can be found all over the Shelter, lending it a charm of its own.

While the Founder Trustees were brainstorming about starting an animal NGO, it was Chitra who came up with the brilliant idea of dedicating it to Charlie and calling it CHARLIES ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE with the acronym CARE. It didn’t end with that. She then conceptualized the logo using the definitive features of Charlie which was then polished by Ananth Shankar, the noted cartoonist.

Jaysal Jagadish

Jaysal Jagadish is the Founder of Vibgyor events and Marketing solutions, and CEO of Unplugged India, a web design company. With immense experience in systems leadership, he brings his expertise in the field of marketing, design and events to CARE, also putting processes and documentation in place, his way of contributing to a cause that is very close to his heart.

Dr Mansi Yalamalli

Dr Mansi Yalamalli, a dentist by profession with a masters in Public Health Dentistry, has a flair for content writing, design and social media and a passion for animals. She is the face behind CARE’s social media platforms and is also involved in conceptualizing and organizing events for CARE.

Managing Committee

MC Vijaylakshmi

The catwoman of CARE, she brings with her, years of expertise in cat care and cat related issues. Her weakness for all things feline earned her the name of “Cat Lady”. With over two decades of experience in animal welfare, she has a way with cats and they take to her immediately. She has been a pillar of strength for CARE.

Chitra Narayanan

With over 24 years of experience with animals under her belt, Chitra is also a very talented artist. Her artwork can be found all over the Shelter, lending it a charm of its own.

While the Founder Trustees were brainstorming about starting an animal NGO, it was Chitra who came up with the brilliant idea of dedicating it to Charlie and calling it CHARLIES ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE with the acronym CARE. It didn’t end with that. She then conceptualized the logo using the definitive features of Charlie which was then polished by Ananth Shankar, the noted cartoonist.

Jaysal Jagadish

Jaysal Jagadish is the Founder of Vibgyor events and Marketing solutions, and CEO of Unplugged India, a web design company. With immense experience in systems leadership, he brings his expertise in the field of marketing, design and events to CARE, also putting processes and documentation in place, his way of contributing to a cause that is very close to his heart.

Dr Mansi Yalamalli

Dr Mansi Yalamalli, a dentist by profession with a masters in Public Health Dentistry, has a flair for content writing, design and social media and a passion for animals. She is the face behind CARE’s social media platforms and is also involved in conceptualizing and organizing events for CARE.

Shelter Staff

Prem

Chandrika

Dinesh

Shelter Support Staff

Krishnappa

Bharath

Reddy

Roshan

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