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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: It is our mission to relieve the suffering of animals and nature in our immediate environment, to counteract the abuse and destruction of life and earth, to restore the Oneness of all Life in the Universe, and to grow in awareness of the above in ourselves and to act upon it.

Results: The rescue, treatment and care of thousands of animals and educating hundreds in the rights of animals and preservation of nature.

Target demographics: Nature and all her creatures, with the hope of reducing animal suffering

Direct beneficiaries per year: 520 permanent residents (dogs, cats, large animals, and wildlife ), in-and out-patient care to 960 dogs & 30 cats, ABC (sterilisations) to 342 dogs & 78 cats, medical treatment for 126 cattle and one plastic cow surgery. We also and campaigned against the use of animals in sports, zoos, hunting, genetic engineering, vivisection and other practices where animals are subjected to enormous suffering.

Geographic areas served: Puttaparthi, India

Programs: providing free medical care and shelter to relieve the suffering of animals, promoting a vegetarian lifestyle and ecological agriculture, and raising awareness against cruelty to animals as well as their rights.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I watch Karuna Society operate on a daily basis, and know them to be a most dedicated and sacrificing set of people. The animals come FIRST in their lives without exception. Everything they do is done with so much love and concern for the animals. No matter what the challenges, they face them all with fortitude and perseverance. Anyone who is looking for a genuine loving non-profit society to donate to, they couldn't find a better one than Karuna. I do know this organization does fantastic work to heal the animals they find, doing surgeries to remove plastic from cows, and also surgeries to control dog and cat populations. Mostly they do tremendous seva giving a happy healthy life to maimed and permanently injured animals, mostly dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have not been to the Karuna shelter but I do know one of the trustees who is a very dedicated person and am confident that all animals are well looked after and cared for in any and every illness. They give of their time and energy for the voiceless and defenceless and donating to the society is knowing that your money is well spent. Animals too need care and love which these dedicated people give in large measure!!

Donor

Rating: 5

“All beings are manifestations of the Cosmic Divine. The forms are different but the spirit that animates them all is One, like the current that illumines bulbs of different colours and wattage. Cultivate this feeling of oneness…. Dedicate your lives to the service of your fellow-beings. Thereby you will be redeeming your lives.” Sri Sathya Sai Baba

I have been a joyful witness to the wonderful selfless service Karuna Society is rendering with immense love and compassion to our animal friends and the very source of our sustenance – the environment, for many years. Their unceasing commitment to relieve suffering of animals has always had an inspirational and transformational impact on me and perhaps on many others who have actually seen the Karuna team’s ceaseless, untiring and joyful efforts to rescue and serve our fellow beings in the animal kingdom.

May the divine work that great Nonprofits like Karuna Society for Animals and Nature are doing continue to grow and flourish.

dmoncrief

Donor

Rating: 5

My organization, A Well-Fed World, has provided several grants in support of Karuna's life-saving work.

Most recently for their surgeries that save cows who have ingested plastic and debris from "grazing" on landfills with their "Plastic Cow Project."

We also provided emergency funds when they provided sanctuary to 146 unexpected cows, calves and buffalo rescued on their way to slaughter.

They also share their resources, like well water, with local villagers.

Their work is incredible and Clementien is a non-stop force for good.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a long time resident of puttaparthy i have observed tremendous improvement in the conditions of street dogs and other animals in and around puttaparthy. Due to karuna's sincere efforts and aggressive sterilization program, the number of street dogs has been greatly reduce. Regular rabies vaccination drives conducted by Karuna are keeping other humans and animals safe.

I am happy to know Karuna Society and I appreciate very much the work they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a resident of Puttaparthi, I have wittnessed the wonderful work done by Karuna Society for the Animals here and neighbouring area. Example The Plastic Cow project compaign against the abuse of plastic bags which are a hazard to cattle and the environment. I wish them more success in their work and hope that more and more people will support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a relentless and wonderful loving job the Karuna Society has been doing on behalf of the Voiceless ones: the hundreds of plastic eating cows, the buffaloes, the unwanted discarded dogs and cats, all these most beautiful souls mercilessly left to roam the streets of life ! The karuna Society has been a champion of sustained fierce service to all of them, in spite of the incredible difficulties they have often met with ! It is because of their COMPASSION, of their high spirit of commitment to the Noble Cause of loving,of helping, of raising the quality of life of our Siblings in animal forms, throughout India, that THE KARUNA SOCIETY DESERVES NOW TOP RECOGNITION FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE, ON BEHALF OF US ALL. They have given all their time,
efforts, sacrificing their entire life to raise our Awareness towards what should be a naturally enshrined humanness deep in the core of our Being: Animal Welfare of the highest order, with the immense respect and love that Animals, like Humans, are entitled to as part of the perfect God`s Creation.

PLEASE LET US ALL STAND TO HONOUR KARUNA SOCIETY FOR ANIMALS AND NATURE !

In the service of Love, Truth, Justice and of "Unity in Oneness "

Luciana

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an exceptional charity doing such important work which not only helps care for the animals in the region but also trains and supports the people who depend upon the animals for their livelihood. Selfless, kind and compassionate staff who work tirelessly to care and heal sick and injured animals with a very underfunded budget.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is with pleasure and gratitude that I nominate Karuna Society for Animals and Nature in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India for the "Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Awards". Never before have I had the opportunity to witness such loving and dedicated care for animals, both domesticated and 'wild', who are in distress and/or whose lives and well-being are threatened. Both the organization's leadership as well as its employees provide selfless service to these sentient beings in need. It is hearf-rendering to witness the situation of these animals, who would otherwise experience a painful death, and heart-filling to witness their empathetic treatment and care.
Peter Pruzan
Professor emeritus
Copenhagen Business School
Denmark

Donor

Rating: 5

I nominate Karuna Society for Animals & Nature at Puttaparthi, India, for The Great Nonprofits Top-Rated Award as over the years I have seen their love & selfless service towards animals big & small of different kinds. They are very active in rescuing & rehabilitating animals, sterilization of street dogs & cats to control their uncontrolled population growth, treating animals for their various ailments & surgeries for animals that have been involved in accidents. They try to maximize their resources & plough it all into their work.

I specially like their creativity in growing farm produce without using chemicals or pesticides and then selling these products (green & salad vegetables , spirulina, etc.) to make extra money for their cause of protecting the animals & nature. I wish this Society all the very best in their future endeavours .

Donor

Rating: 5

Karuna is there to take care of any animal in need. Karuna not only provides food and medicine for the animals, the volunteers pour abundant love for each and every animal. A person who cares for an animal in any form is a very happy individual and you can see that on the face of the workers and volunteers of Karuna.