India: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 (Also referred to as the PCA Act, 1960)

Click on the link below to download this PDF file to make yourself familiar with Animal Protection laws in India. Share this booklet with your neighbourhood Police Station too, its important we spread the word around on these largely unknown laws.

Click on this link that would lead you to a Dossier on animal protection laws for the guidance of police, HAWOs(Honorary Animal Welfare Officers), NGOs AND AWOs(Animal Welfare Organisations), that contains a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions answered thematically

Other useful resources are as follows:

Animals and the Law: A Powerpoint presentation by Advocate Ms. Aparna Rajagopal

The Indian PCA Act 1960: PDF File of The PCA – Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960, a central act.

 

Rules under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

 

Also, kindly consider watching the below video on Section 11 of the Indian Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960

9 Comments on “India: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 (Also referred to as the PCA Act, 1960)

  1. I have adopted a street dog 2 years back . since then m been harrased by my neighbours lott.v did all needful. Her complete vaccination courses time to time. For society sake we got made fence. In addition v removed her uterus so she further don’t give birth to more babies. She had 4 babies. All died one by one. I was feeding them.and I faced lott of humiliation in that activity as if its crime. Lott more. But I want a concrete notice type email by u which I can get print out and put on society gate for not getting further abused and also protection of other street dogs who r brutally beaten by security guards on instructions of society members . Please help me.

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  2. we have many more animal protection act in our indean cnstitutn,but in puja occassain a lot of animals have openly sacreficed only for relgion purpose….its makes violance in our society.but our low is still do nothing.how shame it!!

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  3. All these good to read but for the last two day’s I have chasing with MCD & SPCA for a street injured dog lying near in my locality..but nobody is ready to get a ambulance to pick the dog.. For them Dog is not their responsibility. :( .. So many numbers I have got but no positive results.

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    • You are dialling the wrong people for the task..MCD picks up healthy dogs for sterilisation and Delhi SPCA does nothing. Please let us know what the problem is with the dog and your address by emailing us on firstaid@jaagruti.org and if you are located in North West Delhi and can assist in handling the animal we can provide him On-site Treatment as part of the First Aid Service we at JAAGRUTI run. Else connect with other animal hospitals near your area to have him admitted for treatment.

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  4. If the owner does not have enough space to keep the cows
    comfortable or the means to feed them, file a complaint with the municipality asking that the cows be sent to a suitable shelter.
    Cows and buffaloes left on the street are often hit by cars and die from eating plastic bags, broken glass and other trash.

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  5. If the owner does not have enough space to keep the cows comfortable or the means to feed them, want to file a complaint with you asking that the cows be sent to a suitable shelter.
    Cows and buffaloes left on the street are often hit by cars and die from eating plastic bags, broken glass and other trash.

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