Animal Rahat

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April 28, 2016
India is a beautiful country with so much to offer, but it’s also a...
2016-02.washing pink powder from bullock at Sangola Fair (2)
April 26, 2016
Animal Rahat set up shop at the Sangola Fair, where there is a bazaar...
2016-02.rescued chained monkeys (4)
April 21, 2016
An Animal Rahat staffer spotted these female bonnet monkeys, who were being illegally tethered... pulling child in cart
April 19, 2016
Unfortunately, as you see every month, animal suffering abounds in rural India, and animals...
2016-02.farriery training at tonga stands (3)
April 15, 2016
Hundreds of ponies and horses used to pull tongas (two-wheeled passenger carts) will be...

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.