december 30, 2010, continued

i took these photos at blue cross of india, an animal shelter in chennai where i have started volunteering. the shelter takes in homeless and injured dogs and cats, as well as injured and neglected livestock – pigs, cows, horses, geese – and even small animals like guinea pigs and rabbits. blue cross conducts a trap-neuter-release program for adult dogs and cats, and holds the puppies and kittens it finds for adoption. in my two visits there, i could see that the place is stretched to capacity: as a no-kill shelter, it has to hold the animals even if they…