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.
November 25, 2014
This poor bull is Nandi. He’d been abandoned as a calf in the village...
November 18, 2014
Watch how Sunder the elephant was rescued from a life of abuse and misery....
November 12, 2014
There are more than 3,000 species of snakes, most of which pose no threat...
November 4, 2014
An Animal Rahat scout noticed a crowd of people standing around a drainage ditch....