The Indian Institute of Animal Welfare was founded by Dr.S. Shankardev , Dr.G. Sadhana
Rao and Sri K.M. Padmanabhan. It was registered as a public charitable Trust
u/s 11 of the Income tax Act, 1961 on 30.10.1988.
The goshala at Venkatspuram is situated on a 7-acre land given to us on free long lease by Capt. R. Muralidharan who is also a Trustee of Indian Institute of Animal Welfare. Venkatapuram in Uthukkottai Tk., Thiruvallur Dt. is 70 kms from Chennai.
The goshala currently has 700 cows + 100 bulls, calves, buffaloes + 50 dogs, goats, ducks, cats
There are 60 workers, some from north India and some from surrounding villages
to look after the cows.
The number of cows are increasing as many donors want to donate the cows only to
our goshalas as they see, that they get the best care.