About: The Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals

About - The Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

The Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals was founded by the Hon’ble Sir Dinshaw Manokjee Petit, Kt; J.P; in A.D. 1883.

This estate in Parell, Admeasuring 40,514 square yards, with the bungalow and outhouses standing thereon, was purchased by the founder at a cost of Rs. 45,000; but including expenses and an additional grant, it actually cost him Rs. 51,000. The estate was conveyed by him as a gift to The Bombay Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The three hospital sheds and servants’ quarters, godowns, office rooms, pharmacy & c. were constructed by the society from funds mainly contributed by native grain, seeds and cotton merchants, and mill-owners.

The hospital is maintained by the society mainly from funds received from native merchants.

His excellency The Right Hon’ble, The Earl of Dufferin, K.P;G.M.S.I; G.M.I.E; G.C.B; G.C.M.G; F.R.S; D.C.L; LL.D; Viceroy and Governor-General of India opened the institution on Wednesday, The 10th December 1884.

His excellency The Right Hon’ble Sir James Fergusson, Bart; K.C.M.G;C.I.E; Governor of Bombay being patron, The Hon’ble Lyttelton Holyoake Bayley, Judge of H.M’s High Court of Judicature, Bombay, President, and Mr. Kavasji Mervanji Shroff, J.P; The Secretary and Treasurer of The Society.