Street Animal Rescue in India!
We operate one of India’s most active rescue services, responding to more than 50 calls on our helpline every day and involving thousands of Udaipur residents in the process of rescuing street animals every year. (Read more about our street animal rescue here).
Like the majority of cities across India, before Animal Aid Unlimited was founded in 2002, Udaipur had no rescue service for street animals, nor was there a hospital or shelter for street animals. This meant that wounded and suffering animals were left to suffer where they lay. We now know that the animals were neglected not because no one cared, but because without an ambulance or a professional medical team to call on, it was very hard for even a caring person to know what to do when they saw a suffering animal.
Our mission is to replace apathy and neglect with protection. And by building a request-response culture, Animal Aid is teaching the local community that it is deeply satisfying to help a suffering animal. Feeling –and really BEING—a part of saving the life of a street animal changes each of us. We become more eager to help the next, and more willing and able to imagine the suffering of the millions of animals we can save by preventing their suffering in all the choices we make with our lives.
By offering the community free-of-cost street animal rescue, we not only rescue hundreds of animals every month, but we create a vital moment of action: When a resident of Udaipur sees an animal who needs help, instead of ignoring that suffering and walking away, our rescue service encourages them to stop and help.
By providing a phone number someone can call and a shelter who will help and save, we are inspiring action. Action that though small at first, maybe just a phone call on our helpline, is the first step on the road of becoming an animal protector.
Our ultimate goal is equality and protection of all animals and a complete end to the use and abuse of animals. We are working for the day that every dog, donkey, cow, pig, fish and mouse can live their lives in freedom.