1976, Debasis Chakrabarti left his medical education mid-way to join a
special course on Animal Psychology. He started by rehabilitating “biter”
dogs who were disowned by their owners. This gave a new lease of life to
condemned canines, making them socially productive and valued in their own
right. In September 1993, the Head of International Affairs of the Royal
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA,U.K.) Ms. Jennifer
Butt, visited the rescue/old-age home “Dogs’ Own” created by Chakrabarti
in Calcutta and suggested that he formalize this work. Shortly thereafter
in November 17, 1993, the Compassionate Crusaders Trust was established as
a registered charity organization, and remains an Associated Member of
In January 1994, Smt. Maneka Gandhi (ex-minister of
Government of India) visited “Dogs' Own", and asked Chakrabarti to
also look after her organization - "People For Animals"
in Calcutta. However, since the beginning of the year 2009, the
Compassionate Crusaders Trust has officially dissociated itself from the
People For Animals.