Launch of our New Logo!
We at VSPCA are happy to share our new logo with our beloved community!
VSPCA’s New Logo is born out of VSPCA’s original logo, its consistent efforts, and track record of achievements with specific animal species. VSPCA’s efforts to rescue cattle across several state lines is the most strenuous and time-consuming. Cattle are deeply invested in human beings. Every bovine – whether cow, bull, buffalo or calf, is bounteous to human society. Babies and adults are useful to humans; via their bodies, waste, and secretions, and animal power. Bovines have been co-habitants of human societies even before the advent of agricultural practices, 10,000 years ago.
The Indian Cow stands on the top of our logo. She represents Mother Earth to VSPCA who see her as a person with autonomy; not a commodity for what she is forced to give, unwillingly (her body, calf, milk or waste). The rescue and care of many lakhs (hundreds of thousands) of bovine individuals in VSPCA’s journey, have taught us about the utilization of their dung and urine in fertilizers, ground cleaners, biogas and vermicompost production. VSPCA now trains farmers across the state and neighbouring states – forming cooperatives to take in rescued cattle and let them live out their lives peacefully.
We pay sincere homage to cattle in our logo.
VSPCA’s grounding programs began with the rescue, protection and care of Street Dogs and Feral Cats. These two urban animals are often considered a menace to society. VSPCA has made strides in changing this viewpoint. Dogs’ and cats’ lives too, like bovine, are deeply woven into human culture. Dogs who lead the blind, dogs as pets, dogs who herd sheep and dogs who keep us safe (bomb sniffers etc) are everywhere. Cats are charming companions who make our lives wholesome and tranquil. Both these species are our best friends. It is why VSPCA has the dog and the cat as key animals in our Logo. Our dog programs have led to some stunning impacts in the protection of the vulnerable Olive ridley sea turtles.
VSPCA’s street dogs are part of the Sea Turtle Protection Force today. We pay homage to Dogs and Cats in our logo.
The Olive ridley Sea Turtle is a flagship species in Vizag: A bridge between land and ocean; water-air-and-soil, ocean plant and terrestrial plant; the fishing community and the urban resident, the government and the NGO, and the student and the scientist. It is a quietly confident creature who does phenomenal work of travelling the world seas and coming back to its place of birth to procreate keeping the ocean and land healthy.
VSPCA’s sea turtle program is now a precedent for scientific conservation of sea turtles along the coasts of India.
The program began in 1996 when climate change was not a household world – but deeply in the heart of VSPCA’s Founder, Pradeep Kumar Nath. He has observed steady coastal erosion along this segment of the Bay of Bengal. He knew early on that it was not the sea turtle alone – but the lives of the fishing community that needed to be understood and strongly supported. It was a matter of time that the fish stock would dwindle dramatically. Thus began VSPCA’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program.
The Mother Turtle and Her Hatchlings have brought us far – impacting the lives of our residents in Vizag and also the health of the ocean. We pay homage to the Olive ridley Sea Turtle.
Primates, Birds (raptors, urban birds, migratory birds, wild birds) and the wonderful Apex Predator – the Shark are the next three animals on VSPCA’s logo. Human-animal conflicts have brought the primates into cities. These animals are smart and are our closest companions – genetically speaking. They are brutalized in labs, circuses and human experiments. VSPCA is determined to stop this exploitation of primates. When Primates come into cities, VSPCA has observed trees and plants thrive. We began rescuing primates early in our career and primates have taught us a lot about human and animal nature.
Primates keep us grounded; we pay great attention to them and pay them homage on our logo.
Birds are in our hearts. From parrots to crows, owls to eagles, openbill storks to pelicans, emus to sparrows – VSPCA has rescued all varieties of birds setting records on migratory bird rescues. Birds and trees are two key elements of our healthy planet. Without birds, VSPCA would not be complete. We house hundreds of disabled individuals at our shelter unable to care for themselves. This is heartbreaking! Having them permanently on our logo, we remain forever motivated to protect and care for those who are in distress from human activity or otherwise.
We pay homage to our Avian Companions in our logo.
Sharks. The shark connects us to the indigenous and fishing communities in Vizag. As an Apex Predator, it is a reason for other species in the ocean to thrive and thereby is a barometer to our ocean health. The endangered sharks have us working with the fishing community, who understand the importance of this beautiful creature. Our Shark Conservation program is bringing science, technology, policy-making and greater education to us.
We pay homage to the Shark on our logo.
Plants are the underpinning of VSPCA’s shelter and sanctuary. VSPCA moves forward making sure plants are part of animal rescue, protection and care – as shade, medicine, fruit, healthy soil and air, carbon sequestration, food, material resources, and more. Over 500000 plants and trees have been planted at VSPCA shelter and animal sanctuary. We are forever bound to plants for our animal family’s good health; plants keep us ever fresh.
We pay homage to Plants and Trees.
India. VSPCA is demonstrating change toward biophilia via animal welfare. VSPCA works across India as needed; however, our focus is about making Vizag the role model for animal protection and care – and building Vizag into a role-model Biophilic City in India. This is a commitment of a lifetime: – nurture sanctuaries, invest wholly in the community, bring science and technology to the people, share knowledge of animal and indigenous cultures, and act on Mother Nature’s warnings. Spreading ourselves across India would dilute VSPCA’s efforts.
It is said that ‘it takes a small group of determined individuals to pave the way for a healthy planet. It is all there is.’
We stand for animal welfare, biodiversity conservation, coastal resiliency, public health and welfare, law, awareness and education and self-sufficiency in Visakhapatnam. Our model, methodology and approach is for all coastal communities along India’s coastline.
VSPCA Founder and Team
Pradeep Kumar Nath and Staff