54 Nehru Nagar Agra - 282002  : Phone (+91) 562 255093, 2520140
Website - www.pfa-agra.org : Email - suratprasad@gmail.com


On the 2nd of February 2011 little Gato (name given by Elke Winkler) was brought to us by Harish Jain of Baluganj, in a pathetic condition. It had been badly beaten by some human. It was paralysed and was unable to walk. In the beginning it would drag itself around. In those days Kathrin was in the shelter doing a lot of volunteering work (pls refer to the issue of Dec 2010 to know her experiences). She promptly took little Gato under her wing. She made sure that it was properly looked after and he got its medicines on time. Constant care and attention by the staff and Kathrin helped little Gato take little hesitant steps. The day finally came when Gato, the tom cat, was confident enough to walk albeit a little crookedly.

 Kathrin had to finally leave India and was very keen that all the cats she was looking after, get adopted. 2 cats - Basmati and Chapatti found a home (refer to issue Mar 2011 to read the story of Chapatti and Basmati). But Gato was not that fortunate. It seemed that no one wanted to adopt a cat who walked in a strange manner.  A few months passed and then finally on the 10th of July there came a sensitive Samaritan in the form of Ms Kamlesh Sharma, a reporter from the Local DLA paper. She came to the shelter and fell in love with beautiful Gato. She decided to adopt him. Now he resides at Nagla Fhaturi near Yamuna Bridge Agra and hopefully will have a full and satisfying life.

 ABC Operations  :  05
 Animals treated  :  557

 Monkeys   :  04   
 Cats         :   02
 Donkeys   :   03
 Cows        :   29
 Buffaloes :   NIL
 Dogs        :   65

 Medicine : INR 11,283/-
 Food        : INR 23,548/-
 Salary      : INR 39,018/- 

 India      :  INR 44,731/- 
 Europe   :  NIL
 America :  NIL

"PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP ON US, WE NEED YOU", a motivational video on youtube. Time to STOP, THINK and REACH OUT TO THEM!!!
Video sent by PFA Agra member, Pankaj GUPTA

Pages from the life of PFA Agra for the last 3 months
  • 27th April was World Veterinary Day and Veterinary Club of India organised an event at our shelter. They saw the work that we do and greatly appreciated our efforts. 
  • Philip Wollen from Australia had earlier written to us and had asked us to send a summary of our work. Thankfully he chose PFA Agra as one of the beneficiaries for a grant of 2 lakhs (INR 2,00,000). PFA Agra thanks him for his help.
  • April being a month of harvesting, we had to collect money from local donors for hay for the year. We have managed to get money for 6 trolleys.
  • DPMI Institute of Delhi has sent a paravet for 6 months internship.
  • In Holland, Carolien from Foundation for World Animals organized a Charity Buffet for PFA Agra and IPAN. In this buffet, Kathrin SIMONSMEIER gave a presentation of her experiences in PFA Agra and Richa GUPTA gave a presentation of the history of PFA Agra and a complete roadmap of progress and our requirements. The function was a success
  • The main highlight for the month of June was the visit of the Chairperson of PFA, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, to the PFA Agra shelter. Preparation for her visit and the subsequent visit was a success. It was her first visit to PFA Agra shelter after its inauguration.

How YOU can help us
  • Forwarding our e-Newsletter to people who care for animals
  • Asking people to subscribe to our e-Newsletter either by sending us a mail directly or via our website (http://www.pfa-agra.org/e-newsletter)
  • Collecting a small monthly donation in your locality from people who want to donate
  • Forwarding our e-Newsletter to organisations in your area who donate for the cause of animals
  • Telling people about our organisation
  • Inviting people to look at our website (www.pfa-agra.org)
  • Sending us a list of people who are willing to donate INR 150 - 600 (~2.5-10 euros) per month. Even if we have 400 people willing to donate INR 1800 per year (~30 euros per year) at the rate of INR 150 per month (~2.50 euros per month), majority of our expenditure in the shelter will be met.