Animal Rahat

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July 23, 2016
Gabru is almost 20 years old, and he shares a cubicle with two of...
2016-04.calf Bandya grooming post new sanctuary
July 22, 2016
Below is a photo taken at our wonderful new sanctuary. As you know, we...
2016-04.bullock with wound on back (2)
Animal Rahat cared for 409 bullocks like the one above last month. This bullock...
2016-05.rescued calf Lakhan licked by dog Rosy at RBH
July 21, 2016
Animal Rahat recently welcomed several new residents to our Home for Retired Bullocks. After...
2016-05.female dog Bubbly rescued from Rajkamal circus
July 19, 2016
Joining the other new residents of our Home for Retired Bullocks are four horses,...

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.