||The Royal Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (RSPCA) is the first organisation of its kind
set up in the Kingdom in order to greatly alleviate the problem of animal mal treatment. In a society that is
governed by Buddhist ethics, many are hesitant to recognise the fact that the growing problem of stray dogs has
been addressed badly. The RSPCA is an organisation that has dedicated itself fully to finding appropriate and
effective measures to combat this problem, while operating on a strictly non profit basis.
RSPCA was established as an NGO as per the approval of the Council of Ministers on 27th October, 1999 under the
Roayl Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.
The Society works closely with the Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of
Health, Jangsa Animal Trust and Druk Odiyana. The society has a team of dedicated Multi-sectoral board members
and a management committee assisted by a working committee that oversee the activities of the society and who
are accountable to the board.
||The RSPCA will inculcate in all Bhutanese citizens, a sense of moral responsibility for the proper care and humane
treatment of any and all animals, through increasing awareness on the plight of animals in Bhutan and education
on proper animal care by way of demonstration and information dessemination.
- To protect and care for all animals in Bhutan
- To ensure the welfare of the animals
- To work in harmony with all relevant stake holders
bearing interest of the animals
The RSPCA is concentrated on and is delivering the following outputs:
- A running Animal Welfare Treatment Center in Serbithang, Thimphu
- Educating the public and instilling in them a sense of responsibility for the proper care and humane treatment of animals
- Securing government and public support for the RSPCA
- Obtained a legal status for RSPCA and is trying to attain financial sustainability.