Animal Rahat

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February 9, 2016
You may know the story of Ram Prasad, an elephant who’d been kept in...
2015-12.bullock retired at home in Kharsole village
February 4, 2016
Look who didn’t go to the butcher! Animal Rahat was able to convince four...
February 2, 2016
What do you get when you cross a marathon runner with a “nun” and...
2015-11.IEN's India trip - stopping ill-matched bullock pair
January 28, 2016
Now that I have had a chance to settle back in after returning from...
2015-11.IEN's India trip - Ingrid and camel Tracy at RBH (3)
January 26, 2016
During my recent trip to India, there were some pleasant tasks, like presenting a...

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.