CUPA provides rescue and relief to thousands of injured, ill and needy street animals in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Animals that come hurt, sick or abandoned are given the care and treatment they need to recover and then be re-homed or rehabiltated.
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) is a non-profit, non-government organization setup in 1991 Miss Crystal Rogers, a British woman who wrapped up a life in England to start a first-ever shelter in the region that would take in suffering animals and provide a safe space for healing and happiness.
Thanks to animal lovers, donors, supporters and well-wishers, CUPA has grown from a bedroom in a Crystal’s house to a network of 6 centres across the vast city of Bangalore. Each of our facilities addresses a critical aspect of animal welfare – Animal Birth Control, Trauma & Rescue, Adoption & Foster, Geriatric Care, Large Animal Rehabilitation, a fully-equipped Pet Care Clinic and further activities such as pet cruelty inspections, advocacy for animal rights, awareness sessions with schools, colleges and corporations and so on.
The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
To fill the gaping need for distinct rescue and rehabilitation for urban and indigenous wildlife, the trustees of CUPA setup the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC) with the objective of offering native wildlife – most commonly snakes, birds and monkeys – a space for rest and recuperation after injury due to displacement or disorientation which in turn is a result of our unplanned and often haphazard attempts at urbanization and urban development.
WRRC has also followed the lives of thousands of captive elephants across the country and documented their plight to reveal highly inadequate and compromised conditions they endure every day in their artificial environments where they are used for religious, tourism or entertainment purposes. A full-fledged series of reports, published in collaboration with sister organization CUPA, are available here on the CUPA website. WRRC also started the Elephant Care Facility (ECF) in Malur, Karnataka, a lifelong care facility for two female, formerly abused captive elephants.
CUPA is registered as a Charitable Trust under Religious and Charitable Endowments.
CUPA is granted exemption of Income Tax under Section 80G for all donations and has been given permission to accept foreign contributions under the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA)
CUPA is also registered with the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI)