Jwala and her foal, Janaki, are under a flowering tree at the sanctuary in Sangli with an Animal Rahat caretaker.
Lovely pony Jwala has her fill of the fresh bananas passed out to the residents by staff.

A few months pregnant at the time, Jwala moved to the Sangli sanctuary after staff mechanized her owner’s tonga (two-wheeled passenger cart) business. Seven months later, she gave birth to Janaki, the darling foal you see under the beautiful tree above, who will never have to feel the snap of a whip or receive the harsh commands that her mother once endured. What would have been a lifetime of misery for Janaki is all well behind Jwala now, and she loves to canter about the sanctuary—a happy and loving mom!