About Us

The Constitution of India lays responsibility on the state and local authorities as well as the citizens of this country to protect and improve its natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife, and to have compassion for all living creatures. In discharge of such constitutional, and statutory functions, the Pune District SPCA has been established as per The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Establishment and Regulation of Societies for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Rules, 2001.

For an effective implementation of the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the Pune District SPCA works towards facilitating coordination between Governmental bodies, the Maharashtra Animal Welfare Board, Local Authorities and public citizens to promote compassion, humane treatment of animals and enhancing the human-animal bond through education, advocacy and implementation of laws to prevent cruelty towards animals.


Media Updates

01 Apr 2022
Some important things you need to check before you bring home a pet
09 Mar 2022
Pune District SPCA recently conducted a training program for newly added representatives in the Pet Shop & Breeders Inspection Committee.
09 Mar 2022
The Humane Society of the United States held its Animal Care Expo 2021.

Circulars and Advisories

Updates and Guidelines from AWBI, MAWB & SPCA

The Animal Welfare Board of India, Maharashtra Animal Welfare Board and Pune District Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) chaired by the District Collector and Member Secretary regularly issue relevant circulars and advisories in regards to implementation of animal-related laws and updates regarding animal welfare. Please click on this section dedicated for public citizens and animal lovers to have ease of access to these documents.


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