Animal Rescue Centre, Saligrama - eNidhi India Travel Blog

Animal Rescue Centre, Saligrama

Sudheendra Aithal is an animal lover and runs a small rescue centre at his house in Saligrama, a town on NH17 (now NH66) in Udupi District, Karnataka.

He's been running this centre since several years and is a known person in locality for any animal related issues. His house is located close to Saligrama Gurunarasimha temple and those visiting temple usually visit his house to see the animals being treated there.

Below: Sudheendra Aithal shows us a tortoise which was caught by fishermen in their nets- one of its legs is cut off by the fishing net and it is blind- he says. Mr. Aithal feeds it with fish everyday to keep it alive. 
Currently his rescue centre houses few horses, wild buffaloes, monkeys, cats, dogs, birds, a Persian cat and so on
 The Persian cat gives a stare as I try to make it pose for picture
Sudheendra Aithal once had an issue with law enforcement agencies- as he was taking care of wild animals at his house which is illegal, forest department officials had once confiscated animals. Eventually he got appropriate permit and now all's well. People willingly donate to him as he doesn't ask for money.

Do pay his centre a visit if you love animals and if you're passing through Saligrama town on NH17


  1. Nice place to visit to. :) Unfortunately, I have seen very few people from Saligrama support him.. :(

  2. That is a really a very good work that he does!

    I would like to share this in my FB, if you are fine with this..


  3. Manoj.. hmm, people should support him


    Ram, Pls Feel free to share it

  4. heartening to hear about such wonderful people.
    shall surely remember to visit as and when am passing by.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Indrani had put it aptly!!! A noble soul indeed!

  6. THis is my favourite post!!! Such people need so much more support... do let me know if there is any way we can make donations online

  7. Thanks Anu, LR and Deepak.

    Anu, no online payment as far as I am aware. Can facilitate fund transfer through people in my native place, if you wish

  8. Thanks for that Shrinidhi... Will email you in the next 2 weeks. Might not be much of a contribution since i am jobless but just a start will make me feel good.

  9. Girish gotur
    it very unfortunate that mr sudhindra is not getting proper support from karnataka government. i have physically seen how he loves all animals and treat them.

  10. I know sudindra since 20 years he loves pets and animals very much some of the birds monkeys and other animals are freely leaving and returns at the evening, we all need to support him as he is doing a good cause...hats off to you sir.

  11. U are doing good job bro animal gives blessing ur works.

    Vincent D'souza
    Being human...

  12. Great job sir ... Keep it up and all people should help him

  13. Im from udupi, working near moodubelle, illi dogs ide, adanu saktira kondogi, avugalanu sayiso plan madtidare , plz reply

  14. I want male 2 cat how much lowest cost its please let me know

    1. You'll have to visit and ask. Don't think he has a fixed rate card or into selling commercially. You may get to adopt for free from various online communities where cats are put up for adoption.


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