Animal Rahat

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August 25, 2016
He will work from dawn into the night and sleep on the road or...
Sunder roaming freely inside the corral
August 11, 2016
Sunder, the elephant who was rescued from a life in chains at a temple in...
2016-06.bullock Khillaria at new sanctuary
August 10, 2016
Above is ever-so-handsome Khillaria enjoying his new environs. All the shade trees have been...
Roushya relaxing at New Sanctuary
August 3, 2016
Here’s Roushya at Animal Rahat’s beautiful new sanctuary.  This big boy is a weather...
2016-06.rescuing brahminy kite from tree (2)
August 2, 2016
Among the wildlife we rescued last month was this raptor called a brahminy kite....

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.