Kitten and dog at ARC Bella the Cow and friend Chocolate Button Spider cat Dog and bowl Puppy

Animal Rescue Centre - South Goa

The Animal Rescue Centre in South Goa is a charitable organisation set up in 2005 to cope with the large number and ill condition of local stray animals, as well as the upsetting methods in which they were annually culled.

We rely on donations from tourists in the holiday season and local fundraising events. You can help us by donating online or if you are visiting Goa volunteering some of your time to help.

What we do

Our work includes;

  • ABC (Animal Birth Control Programme)
  • Anti Rabies Vaccinations
  • Combination Injections to prevent Parvo, Distemper and other fatal diseases
  • Bathing, de-ticking and de-worming
  • Emergency care for injured and ill animals.
  • Educating and raising awareness among the local community on how to care for and treat their pets and the many strays
  • Feeding the strays during the monsoon – This is an essential part of our work as most of the strays are without food out of the tourist season

Please help us by making a donation or visiting us when you are in Goa.


Volunteering at ARC

ARC is now offering a unique and life changing volunteer experience. A totally hands-on experience that will make a difference for the dogs and cats of Canacona, in one of the most idyllic locations in the world. Find out more here or email us at


Qualified vets needed at ARC

ARC is looking for vets who are keen to get involved in a very exciting project, where they will be totally hands-on, taking the lead with ARC’s neutering and vaccination programme. Find out more here or email us at