In 1956, a unique bird hospital was established in Old Delhi, India on the ‘Jain’ principle of all life being sacred. The institution till date has been funded entirely by donations. Since its inception, they have treated over 66,200 wounded birds for paralytic attacks, electrocution from overhead wires, ceiling fans, cockfights or injuries from kite threads. One of the biggest challenges being faced by the caregivers these days is the unprecedented level of air pollution in Delhi, which currently stands at alarmingly dangerous levels. The poor air quality is leading to severe respiratory problems for the birds causing a sharp decline in numbers of these creatures of the sky. The birds, once treated, are set free once they have recovered.