Animal Rahat

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December 8, 2016
Several other sanctuary residents recently embarked upon a new chapter of their lives: We...
December 6, 2016
The relaxed fellow in the foreground above is Roushya. He came to us back...
November 29, 2016
“I couldn’t help going to sleep each night feeling a great sense of pride...
We’re continuing to make progress on construction at the sanctuary. We’ve now completed the...
November 24, 2016
As you may know, Nag Panchami is a religious holiday during which people worship...

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.