6th Annual  India Week for the Animals
December 10-18, 2016!

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See Contact page if you would like to connect with us. Thank you kindly.
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The India Week for the Animals team is  connecting  and working with advocates and community leaders across India. We will shine the spotlight on organizations, as well as helping in any way possible promoting life-saving and life-changing events that will help communities in beautiful India.


Let us together highlight India's organizations, campaign, event and/or fundraisers now. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to build these exciting days designed to celebrate animals and join together on India's behalf.    We would be honored to connect with you.  Please contact us!

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Saturday, December 10th  ( and Sunday 11th )   8:00 am- til
The Sacred Pushkar
Pushkar, Rajasthan

A festival of "music, meditation and yoga", the Sacred Pushkar features a range of activities designed to provide a soulful experience. These include morning yoga, sound meditation and healing, devotional music, organic cooking, and heritage and food walks,  Packages inc accommodations, meals, and all activities are available.  http://thesacred.in/      See lineup!    http://thesacred.in/lineup/
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Saturday, December 10th            1:30pm to 3:30 pm          
Eat to Heal

VEDIC VILLAGE Spa & Resort      Shikharpur,   P.O - Bagu, Rajarhaut, Kolkata

The food we eat can nurture and heal us or even make us sick. The choice lies entirely in our hands. Get aware with this unique workshop, where you will understand the impact of food and also learn to make some simple, yet delicious recipes, which work wonders for your body.

Join us at The Market Place, an initiative to celebrate natural living and loving, curated by Salmoli Mukerji and supported by the Government of West Bengal’s Agricultural department.  Time: 1:30pm to 3:30 pmContribution: Rs 1400 per person https://sharan-india.org/events/eat-to-heal/
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Saturday, December 10th                         Order
India's Vegetarian Cooking Cookbook 
From every corner of the subcontinent.
India’s Vegetarian Cooking is a regional guide to some of the most traditional and delectable recipes from every corner of the subcontinent. You will recognise some of them that have become popular restaurant fare but there are many more that will be new to most of us. There are, in fact, over 130 dishes which typify so much that is fine about Indian vegetarian cuisine.
http://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/IndiasVegetarianCooking.htm

India   Approx  29% 360,576,000 million citizens are vegetarian or vegan per Wikipedia 
India's Vegetarian Cooking Author  Monisha Bharadwaj https://www.cookingwithmonisha.com/
Also:  Indian Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/indian-vegetarian-dinner-recipes/
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Saturday, December 10th (& 11th)            6:30 pm - til  
Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival of Indian Music 

Tata Theatre  NCPA complex     Nariman Point     Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021.

The Aadi Anant Festival (Aadi - the beginning, Anant - the timeless) celebrates the concept of Eternity through artistic traditions that are perpetuated from one generation to the next in an uninterrupted manner through the age-old institution of Guru and shishya. The festival will also feature works that are deeply rooted in the tradition, and yet seek to delve in to the infinite realms of creativity. The ensuing explorations will elucidate the unity underlying the diversity of musical traditions.
http://ncpamumbai.com/indian-music
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   Sunday, December 11th                         All Day EveryDay
The Donkey Sanctuary In India
Ahmedabad, Gwalior, New Delhi, Rajasthan and Solapur India 

The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in India since 1988, providing all-year-round community education, veterinary treatments and improvement of harness, helping thousands of donkeys. Our projects over five regions of the country operate from Ahmedabad, Gwalior, New Delhi, Rajasthan and Solapur and cover numerous villages, brick kilns and city sites.  https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/video/8054
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      Sunday, December 11th                         All Day EveryDay
Project Tiger 

National Tiger Conservation Authority,  B-1 WIng, 7th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex           New Delhi 110003

The Government of India has taken a pioneering initiative for conserving its national animal, the tiger, by launching the ‘Project Tiger’ in 1973. From 9 tiger reserves since its formative years, the Project Tiger coverage has increased to 47 at present, spread out in 18 of our tiger range states. This amounts to around 2.08% of the geographical area of our country. The tiger reserves are constituted on a core/buffer strategy. The core areas have the legal status of a national park or a sanctuary, whereas the buffer or peripheral areas are a mix of forest and non-forest land, managed as a multiple use area. The Project Tiger aims to foster an exclusive tiger agenda in the core areas of tiger reserves, with an inclusive people oriented agenda in the buffer.  Visit 
http://projecttiger.nic.in/Index.aspx
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                            Sunday, December 11th              4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Delhi Vegan Meetup

Rose Cafe               2 Westend Marg       Saidulajab, Delhi

Vegans don't eat, use, wear, purchase or otherwise consume anything of animal origin (as far as such a thing is possible). Like Vegetarians we don't eat meat or slaughter byproducts, but we also don't eat dairy products, eggs or honey and animal tested cosmetics or other products. We don't wear leather, suede, wool, silk, fur, down, feathers or pearls. We source cosmetics, toiletries and other consumer goods that are made without animal ingredients and without animal testing, and we don't support industries that exploit animals for entertainment. Please visit and join! 
https://www.meetup.com/Delhi-Vegan-Meetup/
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Monday, December 12th                           9:00 am-5:00 pm
Blue Cross of India 

HOSPITAL AND ANIMAL SHELTER:   Blue Cross Of India
72 Velachery Main Road, Guindy,  Chennai 600032  Ph.: +91 44 2235 4959

Blue Cross of India is home to dogs, cattle and birds and many more creatures. They are orphaned, abandoned, old, injured, abused and physically disabled by speeding vehicles and cruel minds. At Blue Cross of India we not only house animals and care for them, we take them to our heart. Our activities include shelters, rehoming, adoption, hospitals & mobile dispensary, ambulance services and work with other NGOs since 1964.  Please help us help them. Visit http://bluecrossofindia.org/
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Monday, December  12th - 15th                   See times for each day on website
International Conference on Water: From Pollution to Purification  Conference 

SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (SES), MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY KOTTAYAM   Kerala, India 

ICW2016 will provide an international convergence platform for discussing issues of water pollution by various ways and the recent advancement in prevention of pollution as well as treatment methodologies. This will bring researchers from all fields 
Website: http://www.ctamgu.in/icw2016  Organized by: Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Contact person: Prof.C.T. Aravindakumar   

Kottayam, located in the southern part of Kerala is an important commercial centre of India, producing a large chunk of cash crops. A beautiful town situated in the hills, most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam. It is known as the land of letters, lakes and latex. The town is also home to the Rubber Board, one of the country's Primary Commodities Board. Situated in the 'Backwater' circuit, the populace of Kottayam is marked by the presence of the Syrian Christian community. Well known for its churches, Kottayam sandwiched between serene palm-fringed backwaters on the west and the Western Ghats on the east, provides some of Kerala's finest natural scenes. 
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Monday, December 12th- Ongoing              
VSPCA
Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals 

Visakha Society for the Protection (VSPCA) and Care of Animals 26-15-200, Main Road  Visakhapatnam      Andhra Pradesh, India 530-001 

VSPCA has vaccinated more than 100,000 dogs since 1998, making the city relatively safe. However, rabies dogs from surrounding rural areas continue to put Visakha's dogs at risk, so VSPCA is proposing an 3-year annual rabies booster program, plus expansion into neighbouring regions, covering a minimum of 70,000 dogs. Our long-term goal is to convince government authorities under the Public Health Programme to emulate VSPCA's successful strategy! 50 Cents Saves Everyone from Rabies!

VSPCA is making a difference, and we need your help! VSPCA will place 200 concrete water bowls throughout the city, providing safe drinking water to the street animals- dogs, cats, cows, goats, birds, rats, and even humans. But the impact goes further! We will recruit local students as animal ambassadors, maintaining the water bowls, and spreading awareness of animal welfare throughout their community. 

ABC-VSPCA has the resources, but needs the vets!  VWe are especially interested in international vets who could also share veterinarian knowledge. If you are vet interested in volunteering with VSCPA and show your compassion through humane ABC methods, please contact VSCPA immediately!
Here are just some of our practical and meaningful accomplishments: 
•Our regular horse camp continues to provide medical consulting and medicines to our region's horse owners.
•Vegan meals for the poorest of the poor and for those people who, even though they have nothing, love their companion animals, has completed over 40,440 nutritious meals packets distributed.

VSPCA needs more vets! We are especially interested in international vets who could also share veterinarian knowledge. If you are vet interested in volunteering with VSCPA and show your compassion through humane ABC methods, please contact VSCPA immediately!
This is not enough and just the beginning. We need you to be with us during this expansion and consolidation period. We have reached this far with your invaluable support. But, there is always so much to do and help as we expand, explore, investigate and uncover the varied cruelties in different areas. Help us with our needs.  Make a donation today to help !  Bless your compassion. http://www.vspca.org/index.php
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Monday, December 12th                    Day Hours  
Wildlife Rescue Center (IFAW-WRC) 

IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center: outskirts of Kaziranga National Park in Assam, and the IFAW Bear Rescue Center in the Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh, India

IFAW partners with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Assam Forest Department, and the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department on a number of projects in India.

At the IFAW Wildlife Rescue Center, we care for a wide range of species including orphan elephant and rhino calves, wild buffaloes, tigers, leopards, deer, birds and small carnivores.

The center also coordinates disaster and other emergency response teams in the region. Wildlife in northeastern India is constantly threatened by natural disasters, particularly floods, as well as human activities such as poaching.  Learn more
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/animal-rescue/wildlife-rescue-centers-india
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Monday, December 12th                    6:30 pm-til               
Deep Weather - by Ursula Biemann 

Open Palm Court Gallery  Consultant, Art Advisor and Curator, Dr Alka Pande  Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi – 110003.   Phone : +91-011-24682001-05

This video essay alludes to world ecology as an interconnected system in which the effect of heavy fossil fuel extractions made in the boreal woods of Northern Canada is experienced by Delta inhabitants in Bangladesh who struggle to protect themselves from rising sea levels.  In the last fourteen years, as perhaps the largest non-profit centre in the country, we have been supporting art, crafts, material culture, emerging talent, and also the medium of photography.   http://www.indiahabitat.org/
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Tuesday, December 13th                       All Day  See Giving Tuesday below. 
Saving Animals Lives in India and Nepal!
Fundraiser by Eileen Weintraub for 'Help Animals India' 

Non-Profit Organization · Animal Shelter · Environmental Conservation Organization in Seattle, Washington working for India's Animals

In honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook is waiving all fees on donations. Please support my cause, and 100% of your donation will go to the nonprofit.

Help Animals India is a 501(c)(3) registered charity dedicated to funding, guiding and advising animal advocacy and protection groups in India and Nepal. In any given year, we work with approximately a dozen emerging and established groups. We focus on responding to their most pressing needs and important missions, providing financial and practical assistance where it can make the most difference.  
Help Animals India provides three critical services:
To assist donors who wish to help the many animals of India.
To provide a means to donate to the charities of India just as you would a USA. charity – and receive a tax deduction.
To advise and guide the charities of India to improve their mission and save more animals.   Please visit www.helpanimalsindia.org 
LAST DAY FOR THIS FUNDRAISER DEC 13th  Giving Tuesday https://www.facebook.com/donate/10209453259061956/
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Tuesday, December 13 (thru 27th)               Entire time period 
Cidco has earmarked certain plots for Animal Hospital and are inviting interested parties to bid for the area

Navi Mumbai 
The booklet detailing out the process and criterions for being deemed eligible will be distributed from December 13 to 27. This time the administration has decided to go for technical and financial bidding and have tweaked the eligibility criteria as well.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/Cidco-invites-bids-for-animal-hospital-plot-in-Kalamboli/articleshow/55900144.cms
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 Tuesday December 13th and Ongoing                 10:00 am-6:00 pm               
  People for Animals ( PFA )

People For Animals 14, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001 INDIA

Animal welfare is not just about animals. It is about us. Our living conditions, our children, our earth. Cruelty to animals has a significant and irreversible impact on human health, economy and environment.

People for Animals also known as PFA is India's largest animal welfare organization with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and 2.5 Lakh members. We work to rescue and rehabilitate sick and needy animals. We set up and run shelters, ambulance services, sterilization programs, treatment camps and disaster rescue missions for animals. We conduct education programs in schools, fight cases in court and lobby on animal issues in parliament. At present, we have a nationwide network of 165 units, 26 hospitals and 60 mobile units.  PFA aims to have an animal welfare center in each of the nation's 600 districts.  See comprehensive work and campaigns.  http://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/index.php
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 Tuesday, December 13th & Ongoing                 10:00 am-6:00 pm   
Therapy Dogs of Animal Angels Foundation Therapy

C1, Krishna Nagar, Erandwane, Pune – 411004.      Call : +91 99875 09102

We are the Therapy Dogs of Animal Angels Foundation. We are proud to be associated with Animal Angels as we got an opportunity to display our natural talent of healing people and providing unconditional love and acceptance.
We are working dogs and are sweetly called as four footed Therapists as we play an important role in Animal assisted therapy.  We are Angels ! If you want to become a therapy dog ..contact animalangels@animalangels.org.in

Animal Angels Foundation has its volunteer teams in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Bangalore and growing to other cities. To start a team in your city, contact us today!
Visit http://animalangels.org.in/
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Tuesday, December 13th                    11:00 am-til
Animals Matter to Me - Feeding of the Animals

AMTM Rehab Centre, Bungalow no. 14, Chikku Wadi Road, Lane Opp Jari-Mari Temple, Marve, Malad (West)  Mumbai, India

You can visit us on your chosen day (after confirmation from us) at 11 am and help in cooking and then feed the inmate animals. WE WILL WAIT MAXIMUM TILL 12:15pm, and feed as we can’t keep the animals hungry beyond that. A one time meal for the admitted animals( dogs, cats, birds) costs us Rs. 5000/-. You can choose to sponsor 1 or both(Rs.8000/-) the meals for that day. If you wish to donate anything more, be it old newspapers, clothes, food or treats for the inmates is all your choice. You can come with your family/friends spend the day, help in  cooking/ feeding/bathing/cleaning whatever be your choice.   http://www.amtmindia.org/
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                              Tuesday, December 13th   &  Ongoing Program 
Arunachala Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Shelter
ABC (Animal Birth Control) Sterilization & Anti-Rabies Program

Arunachala Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Shelter
Next to the Government Art College
Chengam Road, Tiruvannamalai      Tamil Nadu, South India 606 603

The objectives are to control population and eliminate rabies in the dog population thereby eliminating almost all rabies deaths in the human population.

Homeless street dogs are captured, sterilized, held six days or more to convalesce, given anti-rabies injections, and returned to their original territories.At some point, which we believe has already been reached, the population will start reducing naturally as the number of deaths exceeds the number of births. With ongoing “maintenance”, it will continue to decrease and stabilize at a much lower level.

We currently do between 80 and 140 Sterilizations/Anti-rabies injections per month. Our ABC dogs have Arnica and Rescue Remedy (both homeopathic substances) included in their drinking water. One facilitates healing and the other helps overcome the stress of being “captured” and whisked away to what at first seems a strange and threatening place.

We provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If an animal is injured in the middle of the night, we will pick him up and bring him to the clinic. Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day.  And we immediately send a shelter team into the area to give all nearby dogs anti-rabies injections. Please visit website http://www.arunachalasanctuary.com/about.html
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Wednesday, December 14th          Round the Clock 
Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS   2300 Southern Blvd     Bronx, New York   10460     (718) 220-5100

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.  WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.  www.wcs.org/
http://scroll.in/article/819662/culling-the-conflict-killing-animals-does-not-work-prevention-must-focus-on-people
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Wednesday, December 14th          9:00 am-5:00 pm
 Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals
Dr. S. S. Rau Road, Parel, Bombay 400012.
The Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals including the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for AnimalsThe Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals including the Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals was established in 1874 and is over 134 years of existence. 

The organization has given dedicated and relentless service to all types of sick and injured animals. Regarding No. of animals 9000 - 10000 animals are treated in a year approximately whereas 300 - 400 are always in-patient approximately. Our organization is registered with the Charity Commissioner; our Registered No.F-304 (BOM) dated 2nd June 1953 under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950.   Support  http://www.bombayspca.org/
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Wednesday, December 14th          12:00 pm-3:00 pm
PAWS Seminars & Training

A-18,     SAVITRI SADAN, DR. MUKHARJI ROAD,      NEAR NEHRU GOUND,
Dombivli, India                   +91 98201 61114

Today, animal welfare in Thane district has reached to a degree where people have started looking up to NGOs for helping an injured animal. All thanks to the Plants & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) who acted as the guardians of animals and made this day possible where one phone call to the PAWS helpline number takes care of all your problems. 

The situation was not the same when PAWS started as a young NGO giving first aid to injured animals on the streets. Today PAWS boasts of having a couple of full-fledged ambulances serving to the needs of helpless animals. PAWS – a young NGO that was always determined to stand on its feet in-spite of all the hard times. That’s the history of PAWS. http://www.pawsasia.org/
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Wednesday, December 14th        9:00 am-5:00 pm
Animal Aid Unlimited

Near Badi TB Hospital, Badi Village, Liyo Ka Gurha Udaipur, Rajasthan

Animal Aid Unlimited is a rescue-centre, hospital and sanctuary for ownerless street animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Emergency Helpline: 9829843726.    In 2002,  Erika, Jim and Claire Abrams-Myers took the plunge of a lifetime and founded Animal Aid. They hired Animal Aid’s first vet and opened the Animal Aid hospital in 2003. In the early months there were only four staff members, no ambulance, and not even a telephone! Animal Aid grew rapidly. Since that time their animal treatments have grown exponentially and by 2015, more than 50,000 animals have been treated. They have shifted from the original site which was very small to a rented 4-acres where 400 animals–250 who are under treatment and the rest in sanctuary –are housed each day and where 50 full-time staff members and volunteers from around the world take care of them.

To report an injured or ill street animal in Udaipur (dog, cow, bull, donkey, cat, pig, bird) please call: 09829843726 or 09784005989. For more infomation about donations, volunteering and other inquiries, please write to:   erikaabrams@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/AnimalAidUnlimited
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Thursday December 15th     & Ongoing 
Wildlife Trust of India 

F-13, Sector-8, National Capital Region (NCR),    NOIDA -201301  INDIA

WTI currently runs 12 Depth Projects that holistically address multiple conservation hurdles specific to an area through a multi-pronged approach. These projects, most often than not, incorporate more than one of WTI’s Big Ideas into their goals and generally last multiple years.  Become Involved.  http://www.wti.org.in/ProjectsList.aspx

Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a leading Indian nature conservation organisation committed to the service of nature. Its mission is to conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments. WTI’s team of 150 dedicated professionals work towards achieving its vision of a secure natural heritage of India, in six priority landscapes, knit holistically together by seven key strategies or Big Ideas.

Our vision-   A secure natural heritage of India .
Our mission- To conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments.
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Friday, December 16th                      Book Times on site
New Chandigarh Animal Ambulance 
Chandigarh, India 

UT Department of Animal Husbandry has started Animal Ambulance for small/pet animals of Chandigarh. Pet owners of Chandigarh will be able to avail this service from 9 AM till 3 PM. Animal ambulance can also be called as dog ambulance as dogs are most widely kept pets in Chandigarh.  Under the MPLAD scheme, Animal Ambulance will transport sick/injured animals to nearby government veterinary hospitals for treatment. This is first of a kind service started in Chandigarh to ensure safety of all animals who are in need of immediate treatment.  

You can call on 0172-2700092, 0172-2677000, 0172-2740644, 0172-2679988, 0172-2677505 in case of:
-Serious injury
-Life-threatening situation where the animal is trapped
-Cruelty/illness in which the animal requires immediate veterinary assistance
-The ambulance started by UT Administration, Chandigarh will operate from 9 am till    3 pm.
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Friday, December 16th                                   Book Times on site
Himalayan Yoga Retreat 

Ancient Way by Swami Prakash, located in Rishikesh.Uttarakhand, India

Himalayan Yoga Retreat is an authentic guided retreat opportunity for the sincere seeker in the powerful Himalayan region by Swami Prakash. A hub for authentic #spiritual_practice, transformational teaching and research into ancient techniques of self-exploration, HYR delivers 200, 300 and 500 Hours of #Yoga_Alliance_certified_teacher_training_courses, #yoga_retreats and nature treks, guided #meditations, #chanting, #prayer and #healing sessions.
 Every third Friday of the Month at 6:30 PM to create a dynamic space for healing, learning, and sharing with an open heart.
https://www.facebook.com/himalayanyogaretreat/
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Friday, December 16th         Everyday-Ongoing
Animal Rahat..."RAHAT MEANS RELIEF"

Animal Rahat     c/o Ravi Rajan & Co Pvt Ltd
 505A, 5th Floor, D-4, Rectangle 1     District Centre, Saket, New Delhi 110 017

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.

Your virtual adoption can make a difference in the lives of animals like Pardhanya, a bullock Animal Rahat helped retire to a life of rest, care, and affection after years painfully dragging an overloaded cart of sugarcane down dusty, rutted roads day in and day out.  Pls visit http://www.animalrahat.com/adopt-an-animal/
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Friday, December 16th              6.30 pm – 7.30 pm + Q & A (till 8 pm)
Make Wellness Your Habit – Free Talk

AHMEDABAD MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION ATIRA CAMPUS, DR V S MARG IIM-A ROAD, VASTRAPUR, AHMEDABAD

We live in a society that conditions us to be sick. Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmceuticals are the norm. We have learned to make sickness a habit.
Ready to turn that around? Join me, Dr Nandita Shah, for a talk to rethink our habits and get rid of the ones that do not serve us.  Let us make Nature, Health and Nutrition your norm. Make Wellness your Habit!  https://sharan-india.org/events
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Friday, December 16th                 Visit Website for Times
  - Ongoing Action- WPSI Campaigns
Ways to Help India's Wildlife. Learn about campaigns. 
                            
1.Anti-Poaching & Wildlife Trade Programme
2. Tiger Protection Programme  3. Endangered Species Protection Programme       4. Education & Awareness Programme
5. Legal Programme        6. Community Support Programme
7. Research for Conservation Programme 

The WILDLIFE PROTECTION SOCIETY OF INDIA (WPSI) was founded in 1994 by Belinda Wright, its Executive Director, who was an award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker til she took up the cause of conservation. From its inception, WPSI's main aim has been to bring a new focus to the daunting task of tackling India's growing wildlife crisis.

It does this by providing support and information to government authorities to combat poaching and the  escalating illegal wildlife trade - particularly in wild tigers. It has now broadened its focus to deal with human-animal conflicts and provide support for research projects. With a team of committed environmentalists, WPSI is one of the most respected and effective wildlife conservation organisations in India. It is a registered non-profit organisation, funded by a wide range of Indian and international donors http://www.wpsi-india.org/projects/index.php
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Friday, 16th December           6.30 pm  til
Chasing Tails Film

 The FD Zone, Films Division  III Theatre, 10th floor      Films Division of India, Peddar Road  Mumbai

This week’s instalment of the Films Division’s The FD Zone series of shows will feature a screening of Mumbai-based Tangella Madhavi’s Chasing Tails (2016), a Hindi and Marathi documentary about Muneera Shaikh, a woman who feeds and nurses stray animals along the Western Express Highway at night. There is no entry fee. For more information
https://www.facebook.com/events/740142466138227
The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the Director.
All screenings at The FD Zone are free and open to all. Please come and spread the word.
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Friday, December 16th  &  Everyday
Ways to Help India's Wildlife. 
                                    Influential political people to contact:
Shri Manmohan Singh
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India      South Block, Raisina Hill
New Delhi-110011      Tel: (91-11) 23012312      Email: pmosb@pmo.nic.in

 Shri Jairam Ramesh
Minister of State (Independent Charge)  Ministry of Environment and Forests
C-1/9, Lodhi Gardens,  Rajesh Pilot Marg,  New Delhi - 110 003
Tel.(R): (91-11) 24638111, 24632288   Tel.(O): (91-11) 24361727, 23463958   Fax:  (91-11) 24362222   Email: jairam@sansad.nic.in 

Shri Vijay Sharma, IAS   Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Forests      Government of India
CGO Complex, Paryavaran Bhavan   Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India                                    Tel: (91-11) 24361896 & 24360721
Email: vijai.sharma@nic.in Shri. M.B. Lal, IFS

Additional Director General of Forests (Wildlife)
Room No. 441,   Ministry of Environment and Forests
CGO Complex, Paryavaran Bhavan
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003
India                         Tel: (91-11) 24363247     Email: mb.lal@nic.in
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Saturday December 17th                          9:00 am start
People For Cattle In India - PFCI
Community Animals feeding program in Chennai: An initiative by PFCI !

Venue No: 9/5 Shivashankaran streets, kilpauk chennai-10. Opp fathima Church. 

9 a.m : Assembling at Kipauk venue.
9:15 a.m: Cooking begins.                   11:00 a.m: Packing food packets for Animals.
12:30 p.m: Team briefing about community Animal feeding.
12:35 p.m: Food distribution.          5:30 p.m: Assembling back to kilpauk venue

Requirements for the feeding program:
Rice 50kg per day, Turmeric powder 100gms, Curd 5ltrs per day, Sweet potatos 4kgs per day, Soys chunks 1kg per day, Bews paper 5kgs per day, Manndharai leaves 1000 nos per day, Rubber bands 1000 nos per day,
Apart from the above, Biscuit packets,Bread packets,dry Dog food or Cat food can be donated also.
For further information pls contact Dinesh 9841588852 & Aditi 9677273780.
Pls Join & Share the Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/511821625667850/
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Saturday, December 17th                          9:00 am til
Compassionate Crusaders Trust

CCT   1/13A, Olai Chandi Road.     Kolkata, India   +913324647030

The Compassionate Crusaders Trust is engaged in human well-being through the well-being of the animals by organizing Cattle camps in rural areas. A clinic for pets and strays, Horse Camp for carriage horses and ponies. Pls help them to help the animals.
https://www.facebook.com/animalcrusaders/?ref=page_internal
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Saturday, December 17th  & Ongoing -
**Learn about their awesome primary campaigns!
Wildlife SOS
Learn about their amazing rescue of wild animals, information about any illegal trade in wildlife, poaching of wildlife in India, or about how you can help and participate in their mission.

Wildlife SOS - India       D-210, Defence Colony     New Delhi, India-110024 

SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India's natural heritage, forests and wildlife wealth. Today, the organization has evolved to actively work towards protecting the Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities.
India's wildlife is under severe threat - every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins have fast become "the hunted". While time is running out for these creatures, it's not too late to help.

Although Wildlife SOS is mainly known for our work with 'dancing bears' we also have active projects to help leopards, elephants, reptiles and other animals.  We also work on various projects targeted at environment and biodiversity conservation, as well as, reducing our carbon footprint.
We believe in working with organizations and individuals that share our philosophy. Wildlife SOS has formal 'co-operative' agreements in place with state governments and forest departments in more than nine states in India. Wildlife SOS is a registered Non Profit Charity in India, USA and UK.* All funds donated to Wildlife SOS are transferred to India and are used for wildlife and environment protection, rescue and conservation projects.
Here are just a few things we plan to do: 
Double the number of elephants we are helping
Strengthen legal protection for elephants
Open up a second elephant rescue center that will help captive and wild elephants
Lead the way for improving the humane treatment of India's captive elephants
Monitor elephants in circuses and work strategically to remove them.
Please visit website at http://www.wildlifesos.org/
Please consider helping this wonderful organization. Contact to help wsos@vsnl.com info@wildlifesos.org 
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Saturday, December 17th                           10:00 am-8:00 pm
Pet Fed Delhi 2016

NSIC Exhibition Complex ,  South Delhi  Okhla Industrial Estate , Phase III, New Delhi   110020, India                             Phone: +91 11 2692 6275

India's Biggest Pet Festival is back in Delhi! And this year, we're set to break a Guinness World Record for most number of dogs wearing bandanas!  
3 acres of lush green open area, 100+ stalls for your pet & yourself, 10,000 sq ft off-leash zone, doggy cafes & rides, dedicated cat zone, food & drinks by TGIF, live music, art galleries, comedy gigs, kids zone & lots more!  http://www.petfed.org/
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Saturday, December 17th                           11:00 am-7:00 pm
Fierce and Fragile:  Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet

Hermès Gallery, A15,    Bharat Insurance Building,          Horniman Circle, Fort. Mumbai 40001      Tel: 022 2271 7418.

French artist Robert Dallet’s paintings of big cats are currently on display at French fashion house Hermes’ Horniman Circle store. The exhibition has been put together in collaboration with American non-profit Panthera, which works for the conservation of wild cats.
When: Until Thursday, January 12. Open daily, from 11 am to 7 pm.
http://lesailes.hermes.com/us/en/fierceandfragile
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Saturday, December 17th                          2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SHARAN Vegan  'Soups and Salads'   

 1702, GLEN CLASSIC, BEHIND D-MART         HIRANANDANI GARDENS, POWAI, MUMBAI

Warm soups and wholesome  salads that are Oil , Preservative and Dairy Free.
Nutritionally dense with No compromise on the taste !
Menu:  Spicy Thai  style Tomato soup    Creamy Spinach soup
Lentil fennel salad       Lettuce wraps   Salad with Roast pepper dressing
Dairy free Waldorf Salad                 Contribution: Rs 2000 per person
https://sharan-india.org/events/
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Saturday, December 17th     Ongoing
Primate Trust India 
Rescuing , providing long term care to orphaned, abused and injured monkeys.
The Tree House 
Near Church, Camurlim        Mapusa, Goa  403507

This Indian based charity was founded by Jo and John Hicks who have been at the forefront of animal welfare for over 40 years.  Primate Trust India, a charity that rescues and provides long term care to orphaned, abused and injured monkeys.
The primate trust is about 30 mins drive  from Assagao at Camurlim.

Their remarkable story can be read completely on their website. John was born in the UK in 1951 and served 5 years in the British Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Jo and John visited Goa on a cheap package holiday and were so horrified at the condition of the dogs they returned to set up International Animal Rescue Goa which is now recognised by the Animal Welfare Board of India as one of the country's leading animal welfare organisations. 

After many years of working with Primates John is now considered one of the leading Primate experts in India by the Animal Welfare Board of India. He spends a great deal of time advising sanctuaries, zoos and Forestry Departments on the welfare of Primates.

Because of Jo and John's commitment to Primates they started Primate Trust India. Until sufficient funds are raised Jo and John will continue to run the Tree House in Goa as a temporary rescue Centre for the Primates.

Funds are needed now for repairs and improvements to enclosures, the monkey?s food bills and staff salaries. In addition we need to build up a financial reserve to pay for the purchase of land for the new Primate Rescue, Rehabilitation and Study Centre.
Phone +(91)-9552557631+(91)-832-2268272, 6455620, 6455621
Website www.PrimateTrustIndia.org
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December 17th          Ongoing Campaign & Programs
Gujurat State Lion Conservation Society 
Gujarat, India
GIR has a long history of nature, conservation &  education. Some of the activities of tehse prgrams oare on their website. Teaching positions also available. Gujarat is located in western India.

In order to reach the local communities, students, tourists and other target groups, different theme based packages of environmental education programs are designed for implementation. They along with all contact information is at  http://www.gujaratlion.com/Env-edu-pro.htm
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Saturday, December 17th &  and Ongoing 
Adopt an All Indian Dog or Cat VSPCA Adoption Program

VSPCA
26-15-200     Main Road @ Visakhapatnam   Andhra Pradesh, India, 530-001 

For those living in and around Visakhapatnam and interested in taking care of our lovely animals, please contact us about our adoption program. 

As more people in India get “pets” or companion animals, one of our aims is to avoid the same problems that the western countries have been battling for over 100 years.  That of unwanted pets having to be euthanized.   We do not want a throwaway society for our beloved animals but need the public’s help to adopt a pet rather than buy one from a pet shop.  

Our animal shelter frequently has purebred pets needing adoption but please consider a mixed breed/all India dog.   Mixed breed have less health problems. Consider even adopting a fully grown dog or cat rather than just a puppy or kitten and you can also know the personality first and make sure the pet is a match for your family situation.  

Not every one has the time to raise a puppy or kitten and giving a home to a abandoned pet will give much satisfaction to you and the pet.

Contact: Tel: 91-891-3296217 (office) 2001046 (shelter), Email: info@vspca.org
http://www.vspca.org/programs/adopt.php
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Saturday, December 17th                       4:30 pm-til
Petting Puppies-Giving Love to the Dogs 

Happy Dogs Kennel  Movie Towers Road, LM : Actor Allu Arjun Guest House, Gachibowli, Hyderabad • Telephone: 9000999918 •

The Happy Dog Kenels in Gachibowli will keep its doors open for people to cuddle with their canine friends on every Saturday.  Please contact 90009-99918 for further details.   Visit happydogskennel.in/

Welcome to Happy dogs kennel where we recognize that every dog and family is unique. We strive to offer a variety of options to fit you and your dogs lifestyle- from day care and boarding to grooming and training options. we are are here to help your dog have the best experience possible. With a focus on honesty and empathy, we evaluate every dog that comes through our doors to ensure that we maintain a safe play environment. Our goals here are simple- we want every dog to love their time with us and every owner to feel confident that their dog is safe and happy whenever they are in our care.
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List of Endangered Animals in India

See list for endangered, critically endangered, 
vulnerable and threatened 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_endangered_species_in_India
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December & Ongoing
Help India's Camels before It is too Late...

Camel population in India has dropped from 500,000 in 2003 
to less than 225,000 camels today. 
http://www.care2.com/causes/help-indias-dying-camels-before-its-too-late.html
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December  18th  & Ongoing
Compassion Unlimited Plus Action

CUPA Animal Care Clinic  No. 4, (Old No.39/1) New Devegowda Road
Thimmaiah Garden, Ist Main, R.T. Nagar           Bangalore – 560 032 

CUPA's vital contribution towards the society and community has been the propagation of the control of the population of stray dogs in a humane manner. This has been achieved by the Animal Birth Control (ABC) Programme and the Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ARV) Programme which, along with other measures is a World Health Organisation recommended Programme. 

This is a scientific , humane and effective method in controlling the population of stray dogs especially in developing countries like India. CUPA conducts the largest number of sterilisations and vaccination against rabies of stray dogs in Bangalore, and perhaps all over India.  Contact the CUPA clinic on (80)-22947312 . See all the important work they do! They have a clinic and offer so very many services.
http://cupabangalore.org/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=91_92
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Sunday, December 18th   All Day 
Help in Suffering- India

Maharani Farm   Durgapura    Jaipur, Rajasthan India

Help In Suffering is a registered Indian charitable trust working for the benefit of the animals of India. Help in Suffering was founded in l980, on two acres of land in south Jaipur and has grown into a large animal welfare organisation with a number of projects based in the compound. A new specialised Camel Rescue Centre has been built at Bassi, a village on the Agra road, to serve draught camels. 

Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan, and the Help in Suffering shelter-hospital there employs about thirty-five staff and has three rescue ambulances and two mobile clinic vehicles. Six separate animal welfare projects are conducted, each headed by a vet. 
Call 0141 2760012. 

A new specialised Camel Rescue Centre has been built at Bassi, a village on the Agra road, to serve draught camels. Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan, and the Help in Suffering shelter-hospital there employs about thirty-five staff and has three rescue ambulances and two mobile clinic vehicles. Six separate animal welfare projects are conducted, each headed by a vet.

Inside the peaceful, garden-like grounds of our compound, Help in Suffering provides refuge for many animals, works as a veterinary hospital treating all species, and aims to re-home as many unowned animals as possible. We welcome visitors to our hospitals. Pls consider helping this wonderful org.  " Your generous support is valuable to us and helps us take care of thousands of sick and injured animals every years and help them lead a healthy life. "
Website 
 http://www.his-india.in/Donate.aspx
FB
https://www.facebook.com/Help-in-Suffering-Jaipur-Rajasthan-India-336779206394210/?ref=page_internalhttps://www.facebook.com/Help-in-Suffering-Jaipur-Rajasthan-India-336779206394210/?ref=page_internal
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Sunday, December 18th & Ongoing            
Arunchala Grace Animal Sanctuary
Arunachala Animal Sanctuary & Rescue Shelter
Next to the Government Art College
Chengam Road, Tiruvannamalai         Tamil Nadu, South India 606 603

Our Hospice: If an animal is dying, we take it in and give it intensive, loving care which includes IV’s, pain killers, antibiotics, and of course, good food.

Adoption Service:
Through March 2011, we have placed 423 puppies/dogs, and 11 cats/kittens in good homes. We have also relocated many monkeys and birds and found homes for cows, donkeys, and even a turkey. We will not place animals in homes unless we are assured the animal will be well taken care of and enjoy a happy life..
Emergency Services:
We provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If an animal is injured in the middle of the night, we will pick him up and bring him to the clinic. Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day. 
Our Shelter:
There are two main buildings. One houses a semi-sterile operating theatre, a modern clinic examination/treatment room, a small isolation ward, a small dispensary, a reception veranda, and a large retaining cage. The other building is 48x18 feet and has three large retaining  Telephone: 09442246108 OR 09442344108 
Email: arunachalashelter@yahoo.com 
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Ongoing
Mumbai Vegans Monthly Meetings &  Workshops
Various Locations   Mumbai, India
We are Vegans, living in Mumbai, India. Vegans are vegetarians, who also do not take animal milk or milk products. We also do not use any products, where any harm might have been caused to any animal in the process of making. Eg. Leather, Wool etc. Whatever we eat...we become. Email to happyrupa@gmail.com if you wish to join this workshop. Become involved Potluck Parties, Healthy Breads and Spreads ans much more. Visit  http://mumbaivegans.blogspot.com/
Become involved in sharing veggie recipes and making a difference.
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December & Ongoing
Pet Animal Welfare Society

C-9/7,     Masudpur Market    Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-70 

The PAWS team organizes regular Pup Adoption and Free Anti Rabies Camps on weekends at different localities in and around Delhi. Volunteers work tirelessly to see that these cute, adorable, homeless puppies find good homes.

Free Anti Rabies camp at Kishangarh village, Vasant Kunj.Free oral rabies camp at the PAWS shelter in Vasant Kunj by Virbac, a French company.
The PAWS team organizes regular Pup Adoption and Free Anti Rabies Camps on weekends at different localities in and around Delhi. Volunteers work tirelessly to see that these cute, adorable, homeless puppies find good homes. Visit websitea at http://www.pawsindia.org/
Free Anti rabies camp at Kishangarh village, Vasant Kunj. Free oral rabies camp at the PAWS shelter in Vasant Kunj by Virbac, a French company. Tel: +91 - 11 - 26895737
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Ogoing campaign 
People for Animals Faridabad 

Faridabad,    Haryana     Pincode-121004 , India

People for Animals Faridabad campaigns for animal rights. It spearheads a popular movement for respecting all life on earth.  We work to rescue and rehabilitate sick and needy animals. We set up and run shelter, sterilization programmes and conduct education programmes in schools and colleges.  
  Aims and Objectives:
*To stop killing of wildlife.   *To work for vegetarianism.  
*To stop exhibition of animals.  * To Educate about rights of animals. 
*To create natural atmosphere for wild life.  *To publicise the Ethical treatment of Animals. 
*To stop slaughtering of Animals in films and circuses.  To pubicise the laws and rights for the protection of animals. 
*To work for stoppage of use of Animals for manufacture of medicines. *To work for putting restraint for illegal private Animals For Research in Educational Institution. 

Recognised By The Animal Welfare Board of India .
Mobile phone:- + 91 - 9213961501       Visit Website to see all they are working on:- www.pfafaridabad.com                       You can sign up for newsletter. Email: ravi@pfafaridabad.com
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List of AWOs/India (122)
http://www.awbi.org/awbi-pdf/abcawos.pdf
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December & Ongoing
WWF Save the Tigers!
WWF India    Secretariat   172 B Lodhi Estate New Delhi 110003    India

The Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Government of India, have been conducting tiger estimation surveys in partnership with NGOs. WWF-India was the key NGO partner of the WII and NTCA in conducting the comprehensive country-wide tiger estimation exercise in 2010-11, which revealed a mean tiger population estimate of 1,706.  Phone +91 11 4150 4815
+91 11 2469 1226.
What you can do:
-Voice your concerns with the policy makers:
-If you are really concerned and feel that more needs to be done for tiger conservation, then write polite letters to the decision makers - the Prime Minister, the Minister for Environment and Forests or even your local MP.
Help prevent wildlife trade:
-Say ‘NO’ to tiger trade by refusing to buy tiger parts and items prepared from tiger derivatives. Speak to tiger and wild ungulate poachers and persuade them to give up poaching. If you know of any information on poaching or trade of illegal wildlife, inform the local law enforcement agencies. You can also contact TRAFFIC- an organisation fighting the powerful poachers and pass on the information to them.
See more how to help on our website.   Visit http://www.wwfindia.org/
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Year Round
Travel to India...From the Embassy of India 

Domestic pets like dog, cat, birds, etc. can be brought in by tourists of whether foreign or Indian origin but import of animals or birds is governed by strict health certificate regulations, which should be fulfilled.

Clearance of one dog and other domestic pets, like cats and birds in a limited number may be allowed without Import Trade Control restrictions on furnishing the following health certificate to the customs authorities:

* A health certificate from a veterinary officer authorised to issue a valid certificate by the Government in the country of export to the effect that the dog imported is free from Aujossky’s disease, Distemper, Rabies, Leishmaoiasis and Leptospirosis and in the case of cats from Rabies and Distemper.
* In the case of import of dogs and cats originating from countries where Rabies infection is known to exist, health certificate containing a record of vaccination, vaccine used, brew of the vaccine and the name of the production laboratory and to the effect that the dog/cat was vaccinated against Rabies more than one month, but within 12 months prior to actual embarkation with nervous tissue vaccine or within 36 months with chicken embryo both the vaccines having previously passed satisfactory potency tests.
* In the case of parrots, a certificate to the effect that the parrots were subjected to a compliment fixation test of psittacosis with negative results within 30 days prior to actual embarkation.  Visit http://servicedogcentral.org/content/node/328
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Sunday, December 18th              Ongoing
 Heritage Animal Task Force
Athirappilly–Vazhachal forests in Thrissur

Noted animal rights campaigner, Heritage Animal Task Force has demanded a probe into the frequent deaths of wild elephants inside Athirappilly–Vazhachal forests in Thrissur district, about 260 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. In the last 17 days, carcasses of five wild jumbos with wounds all over the body, have been found inside the forest area, the HATF said in a letter sent to Director of Project Elephant, under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.  http://indianexpress.com/article/india/animal-rights-group-demands-probe-into-deaths-of-jumbos/
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Sunday, December 18th        6:00 pm-7:00 pm 
  A Prayer for the beautiful Animals and People of India

Join all  who would like to observe a moment of prayer and/or meditation.We are requesting prayers for India's animals and people. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. 
For ideas on this activity: http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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State Animals of India 
http://www.india.com/buzz/do-you-know-which-are-the-21-state-animals-of-india-498669/

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