Registered on 23rd April 1979 Friendicoes SECA began with a tiny room in the heart of Delhi in an undeveloped shopping complex - a bare shop with a curtain for its fourth wall, with no electricity or water. Yet, within the first week of starting the clinic cum shelter we had 27 dogs and 12 cats in residence. Today, the city shelter has grown to triple its initial size. We have a country sanctuary to house those animals who need lifetime care and run Four Spay / Neuter clinics to control stray dog population in Delhi and its suburbs and in Gurgaon, the neighbouring state. In addition we look after and find homes for abandoned and rescued animals. We have ambulances on call for emergencies, a hospital for strays in Delhi, a well-equipped clinic cum path lab for pets and also run a mobile equine clinic for working horses and donkeys! Since its humble beginnings, Friendicoes has grown exponentially and with the help of our supporters, dedicated staff and committed volunteers continues to provide a safe haven for the city’s sick, abandoned, orphaned and rejected animals. It is managed by a group of dedicated people headed by Geeta Seshamani.