Animal Rahat

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2016-04.rescued Indian kite after release
June 14, 2016
It is currently the hottest season in Northern India, and the hot, dry weather...
Gabru
June 9, 2016
Gabru is almost 20 years old, and he shares a cubicle with two of...
2016-04.bullock with wound on back (2)
June 7, 2016
Animal Rahat cared for 409 bullocks like the one above last month. This bullock...
2015-04.cat rescued from well 1
June 2, 2016
As you know, rural India is fraught with hazards to animals (and people), including...
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May 26, 2016
In their natural environment, elephants are highly social animals who live in multigenerational matriarchal...

Rahat Means Relief

Animal Rahat is a unique program that aims to help some of the most neglected animals in the world—the bullocks, donkeys, and other working animals in India.

One of the more common sights in India is that of a bullock trudging along in the heat, straining under a heavy yoke to pull an overloaded, poorly balanced cart. These gentle animals often suffer from dehydration, untreated sores, and muscle strain, and sometimes they are subjected to frequent beatings.

Animal Rahat was founded in 2003 to provide these animals with relief. This lifesaving program now offers services throughout three districts in Maharashtra, one of the largest states in India. Animal Rahat is run by a dedicated staff that includes veterinarians, veterinary assistants, animal caretakers, and a full-time community educator. All of Animal Rahat’s veterinarians are on call for emergencies and advice around the clock, every day of the year.

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Animal Emergencies

To report a situation involving an animal in immediate danger in India, please contact Animal Rahat. Please stay with the animal until help arrives in order to make sure he or she is properly treated and tended to or put out of his or her misery, not left to languish.