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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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17th January - 20th January    10:00-5:00 pm 
​EMOTION: Nature, Animals & Human - Art Exhibition by Kanika Mukerjee & Tirthankar Biswas

Open Palm Court Gallery   94, Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate,   
New Delhi,  Delhi 110003, India

The art show titled Emotions, Nature, Animals & Human set to begin at Indian Habitat Centre from 16 January will present artworks by two different artists, Kanika Mukherjee and Tirthankar Biswas. These artists have created intricate paintings that come spontaneously from the store of their imagination while observing people and incidents they witness in their daily lives.

Biswas has explored an array of non-visible feelings between humans and animals that bring them together.
For the paintings that will be displayed in the show, Mukhrejee has used raw fabric to demonstrate impeccable imagery of landscapes, forests, rocks, mountains, trees, animals and flowers that is not only poetic but also tends to establish a potent relation between human beings and the nature.  Visit
Saturday, January 20th   over 4 Days
The Tiger Census Begins!

THE 6-day, four-yearly nat'l wildlife census, called tiger census, began in #Maharashtra Sat. India & #Bangladesh for 1st time jointly count tiger population i#Sundarbans …
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Saturday, January 20th          2:00 pm - 4:30 pm          
The Green Class Hosted by Sharan India

CYPRESS WOODS, 5th Floor, 16, Linking Road, Near SHREE SAGAR RESTAURANT, Mini Punjab LANE, Bandra(W), Mumbai

We all know how important it is to add greens into our diet. And we generally stick to the usuals – spinach, mint, beans, peas and more….Let’s take you a step further to add more greens into your menu, which are interesting, delicious and healthy too!

On the menu:
Green goddess salad dressing        Edamame snack     Thai green curry noodles soup
Suran asparagus kebabs      Drumstick leaves millets pulao   Bhindi in green masala gravy
Aloe Vera vermicelli  Pistachio cake.

Contribution: Rs 1800 Per person    Note*: Please deposit cash or cheque before the Early Bird date ends (midnight), or else full rate(s) will be applicable.

Presenters: Anney, Ruchi   Contact: SHARAN Mumbai office: 022 4003 1909, 097691 17747
Saturday, January 20-Sunday, January 28th       All day All week 
Wildlife SOS ---Guard on Patrol at Wildlife SOS 

D-210, Defence Colony  New Delhi, India 110024  01146601096

Nothing is more important to us than the safety and protection of the elephants we love — and we’ll meet any threat to them head-on. We need to increase security with more patrolling guards, procure two-way radios for the staff, upgrade our CCTV camera system to watch over all of the elephant enclosures, and improve our security gates. We need to get started immediately.

Guard on patrol at Wildlife SOS. We’re trying to raise $35,000 in the next week. $25 can pay for one additional security guard for a night; $100 can buy a high-powered patrol flashlight; $200 can purchase a two-way radio; $2200 can pay for upgraded security gates; and $8500 will allow us to put security cameras in all areas. Can you help us protect our elephants and staff with this urgent security upgrade? ​Visit
Sunday 21st January     10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Winter Folly: Vegan, Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Sunday Market


The Winter Initiative is an event hosted by a group of homegrown entrepreneurs united by a shared passion for all things local, organic, eco, vegan and sustainable. This is not your usual marketplace. It’s a space for like-minded folks to meet and interact with creators doing unique, wonderful things.

A few months back, the group had organised Fall Folly and featured niche local brands like Bottled Bliss for beauty products and Cocotraits for vegan chocolates. This time round, expect vegan banana bread and blueberry lemonade cakes from home baker Bake My Day, who also makes colourful unicorn cakes, Lime Date Pickle Chutney from Fouziya’s cooking, weaves from Sutrakar {some are even made from flax fibres!}, handcrafted pieces of jewellery by Formsurface. Mumbai-brand Butters & More is coming with their creamy nut butters — from delicious sounding blueberry pecan to vanilla coconut, and even chocolate hazelnut. And there will be customisable products like journals and bags from Zwende too.

We can’t wait to try everything out! We say, make a day of it!  Visit
Sunday, 21 January       5:00 pm
Vegan India Movement - Delhi (See participating cities) 

'Delhi Haat' Pitampura   110034, India      Phone: +91 11 2731 7663

A revolution is happening right now in India. The first nationwide animal rights activism, VEGAN INDIA MOVEMENT is here, and Delhi is one of 38 cities participating in this social justice movement. Organized by vegan activists across the nation, this pan-India movement will involve a series of events such as street interviews, video outreaches, Cube of Truth events, the Earthlings experience, Leafleting, lecture series, and various other forms of activism. 

To raise our objection to Speciesism, and the property status given to non-human animals, this movement is our attempt at making the world a more inclusive space for ALL subjugated, violated, exploited individuals, and not just humans. Beyond a point, silence is betrayal. 

This is your chance to join us in providing justice to animals, the planet, and humanity. Kick-starting the movement with Cube of Truth: 5.00 PM to 8.00 PM Where: Delhi Haat, Pitampura When: Sunday, Jan 21st 2018 Dilli Haat is one of the most happening hangout spots in the capital. This is a huge opportunity for all of us to help many many people make the connection. If you want to join the movement but aren't in Delhi, here's a list of the participating cities and much more info.
   Sunday, January 21st                         All Day Every Day
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.
      Sunday, January 21st                 All Day        
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
January and Ongoing

Help In Suffering    Maharani Farm, Durgapura
Jaipur, Rajasthan-302018    India   Telephone Numbers – 
0141 – 2760012 / +91-8107299711

Help In Suffering (HIS) is a registered Indian charitable trust working for the benefit of the animals in India. HIS was founded in 1980 by a British animal lover,Miss Crystal Rodgers, aiming for helping suffering animals and all living things. The veterinary hospital was started with limited resources, in a small area which was later extended to 2 acres of wooded land in south Jaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Help in Suffering provides free, quality, emergency medical and surgical care for domesticated and street animals, regardless of age,who are ill or victims of traumatic injuries and who have been abused, starved and/or abandoned by their owners.

We also run a specialist Camel Rescue Centre in Bassi, in rural Jaipur district, to serve sick, old and injuredcamels. Our mobile camel rescue team is well known in the state for their tremendous work and dedication.
Monday, January 22nd     Ongoing
FIAPO-Stop Illegal Slaughter Campaign 

FIAPO  A-64, 2nd Floor, East of Kailash   New Delhi 110065 
+91 11 4107 2945‏ 

FIAPO is India’s apex animal rights organisation. As the collective voice of the animal rights movement in India, FIAPO is the catalyst that protects the rights and interests of animals at local and national levels. Created, for the movement, by the movement, FIAPO is India’s only federation with more than 80 members and 200 supporter organisations, nationally.

#DidYouKnow: Most slaughterhouses operate without a valid license in India. #StopIllegalSlaughter. 
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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!

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.
Monday, January 22nd                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
Tuesday, January 23-25, 2018 (3 Day Fair) 
The Nagaur Fair-Cattle Fair

Where: Nagaur,   approx. 150 kilometers from Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The rural town of Nagaur comes alive with India's second largest cattle fair, which sees the trading of around 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses. Entertainment is provided in the form of folk dances, tug of war competitions, and camel races. 

You can also expect to see lavishly decorated animals, a huge red chili market, and traditional handicrafts. Rajasthan Tourism sets up a tourist village to accommodate visitors.

The town of Nagaur, Rajasthan will host the second-biggest cattle fair in India, featuring thousands of horses and camels and cattle. There will also be camel races, competitions and folk dances for entertainment, along with handicrafts and spice markets and a tourist village.

Where: Nagaur, Rajasthan
Going through Sunday, January 28th     
Wildlife SOS Animals 1st Photo Sale of Rescued Elephants, Leopards and Bears! 

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

Our long-awaited, first photo sale kicks off NOW! That's right, we're selling stunning photographs of rescued elephants, leopards, and bears — oh my! 

The prints come in a variety of sizes on canvas, shipped right to your door! This is a beautiful way to to show your love and support for animals. Or get the perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day.

These photos would beautifully accent any room, and remind you every day of the animals you've helped bring to freedom. Shop our entire collection at Hurry, the sale ends Sunday, January 28. 

Thanks again for supporting India's wildlife! ​The Wildlife SOS team
Tuesday, January 23rd                    All Day  See Giving Tuesday below. 
Support 'Help Animals India' 
-Saving Animals Lives in India and Nepal!-

Non-Profit Organization · Animal Shelter · Environmental Conservation 501c3 Organization in Seattle, Washington working solely for India's Animals.

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 
 Tuesday, January 23rd  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.
 Tuesday, January 23rd  & 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 [email protected]

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!
Tuesday, January 23rd                    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.
Wed, January 24-29 (Wednesday thru Monday) See times on website 
Jaipur Literature Festival

Diggi Palace, Jaipur Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India  Phone: +91 141 237 3091

The largest free literary festival in the world with over 200 international authors taking part in talks and workshops plus evening concerts featuring contemporary and traditional musicians from all over India. Diggi Palace, Jaipur Contact

Equity and democracy run through the Festival’s veins, placing some of the world’s greatest minds, humanitarians, historians, politicians, business leaders. See amazing list speakers inc veterinarians, writers, broadcasters, publishers, musicians and so much more!
                             Wednesday, January 24th    &  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

Wednesday, January 24th         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
Wednesday, January 24th        9:00 am- til  (24/7)
Asswin Project for Donkeys and Other Animals in India 

The Asswin Project, Well House, Wartling Road, Wartling, East Sussex BN27 1RX 

The Asswin Project for Donkeys and Other Animals in India is a UK registered charity which finances a healthcare programme for needy animals in and around the outskirts of New Delhi. It rescues and provides medical treatment to injured and sick working donkeys and horses, and also to street dogs and other needy animals. Helping the most needy and in need of medical care. 

The team in India, headed by Jean and Bob Harrison, work year round on every day of every week, and regularly visit the many construction sites, brick kilns, and so-called ‘slumdog’ encampments around New Delhi.
Wednesday, January 24th            12:00 pm-3:00 pm
PAWS Seminars & Training

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.
Thursday, January 25th              9:00 am- 5:00 pm 
Supreme Court Wildlife Board Hearing on Elephants & Endangered Animals 

Supreme Court of India,  Tilak Marg, New Delhi   110201  011-23388922-24,23388942

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that a standing committee of the wildlife board would consider suggestions, including making 27 corridors across India for safe passage of elephants and other endangered animals, later this month.

The government, in its affidavit, said the standing committee would meet on January 25 and consider all aspects suggested by the petitioners, and if practical, take decisions so that follow-up action could be taken by all states.
The petitioners had earlier given suggestions, including a mechanism to curb human-animal conflict, measures to reduce animal deaths on roads, highways and by electrocution and plan to protect critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
Supreme Court
Thursday, January 25th            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:   [email protected]
Thursday, January 25th      & 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.

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.
Friday, January 26th       All day 
India--7 Volunteer Options for Animal Lovers in 2018
Across India 

So you want to spend time at an orphanage but you don’t like kids. How about a juvenile crocodile for size? With 50 weekends ahead this year as we move into the latter half of January, here is a fun spread of stimulating ways to do some good in the world. From playing part-time dog therapist to snake mapping to turtle nest patrol walks at midnight — match your curiosity with philanthropy as you pay it forward in the months to come.   Visit
Friday, 26th January        11.30 am - 1:00 pm
'Live & Let Live' – Movie Screening


SHARAN presents a film a month that helps us understand more about our health and the environment too. These films are a wonderful way to educate and empower ourselves to stay on the path.

Our monthly movie session this time is Live & Let Live, a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

To watch the trailer, click

The screening is Free, but registration is a must.

Lunch menu:   Creamy Tomato Soup    “Kheema” kababs with mint chutney
“Paneer” Tikka masala      Rajma curry   Amaranth kulcha
Millet sooji ka halwa     Note: Please deposit cash or cheque before the Early Bird date ends (midnight), or else full rate(s) will be applicable.

Contact: 022 4003 1909, 97691 17747Cancellation Policy: Cancellation before the early bird attracts full refund towards another program. Cancellation after early bird attracts 75% refund. No refund for cancellations on the day of the event.
Friday, January 26th                        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.
Friday, January 26th          Everyday-Ongoing

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
Friday, January 26th              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
Friday, January 26th  &  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: [email protected]

 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: [email protected] 

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]
Saturday, January 27th                           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:
Saturday, January 27th                          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.
Saturday, January 27th   & 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
Please consider helping this wonderful organization. Contact to help [email protected] [email protected] 
Saturday, January 27th      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
Saturday, January 27th           Ongoing Campaign & Programs
Gujurat State Lion Conservation Society 
Gujarat, India
GIR has a long history of nature, conservation &  education. Some of the activities of these 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
Saturday, January 27th  &  and Ongoing 
Adopt an All Indian Dog or Cat VSPCA Adoption Program

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: [email protected]

Saturday, January 27th   Ongoing 
List of Endangered Animals in India

See list for endangered, critically endangered, 
vulnerable and threatened
January and Ongoing 
Top 50 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India

Top 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
Saturday, January 27th   & 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.
   Sunday, January 28th         All Day Every Day
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
Sunday, January 28th    Ongoing 
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. "
Sunday, January 28th   & 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: [email protected] 
January  & 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
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
January & Ongoing 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:-                       You can sign up for newsletter. Email: [email protected]
List of AWOs/India (122)
January & 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
January and 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
Sunday, January 28th       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.

India Approx 29% 360,576,000 million citizens are vegetarian or vegan per Wikipedia 
India's Vegetarian Cooking Author Monisha Bharadwaj
Also: Indian Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
Sunday, January 28th      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:

State Animals of India

Click dolphins to hear "One Love."

New India Week Calendar to be published 2024.