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.
September 24, 2014
Animal Rahat is teaching children in rural India kindness with PETA India’s Compassionate Citizen...
September 17, 2014
He will work from dawn into the night and sleep on the road or...
September 10, 2014
This 22-year-old bullock with the red horns is named Sonya. This is the third...
September 4, 2014
This is dear Ram Prasad, one of the “temple elephants” whose living conditions we...