HELP ANIMALS INDIA

Rating: 4.97 stars   35 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: Seattle WA 98155 USA

Mission: The Challenge for India’s Animals Despite some of the best animal protection laws in the world and a renowned heritage of reverence for life, modern India is a country where millions of animals suffer severe neglect or abuse. Overpopulation, poverty, pollution, superstition, apathy and ignorance all contribute to their plight. In a country where human misery and impoverishment remain high, the welfare of destitute animals is a low priority. Help Animals India’s Contribution India’s animals have strong indigenous allies. The nation is blessed with many dedicated animal welfare organizations. Help Animals India seeks out the best of these under funded organizations to provide financial and practical assistance where it can make the most difference. We strive not only to achieve immediate benefits for India’s animals, but to nurture an enduring culture of animal protectionism. Our goal is for all animals to live the lives they would choose for themselves.
Results: We managed to buy 4 ambulances for the needy groups that had no vehicle to rescue animals with! We helped build and support a sanctuary for over 1300 animals - the VSPCA!
Programs: Spay/neuter and rabies vaccinate street dogs and cats; rescue animals from the street; rescue wildlife and prevent poaching; anti plastic bag campaign, promote vegan diet;
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Help Animals India does such Great Work. It Is A Wonderful Non Profit Charity That REALLY Makes a difference to Animals Lives In The Sub-Continent. They are Wonderful People Who Love Animals. Long may They continue......xxxxx

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2012

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the Help Animals India, USA have made a huge difference to the animals of this region. basically helping VSPCA from scratch. Today VSPCA is a household name catering to serve more than 1000 kms coastline and also more than four districts serving the animals and maintaining more than 1300 different animals in two large shelters. The Shelter of VSPCA is one of the best and largest in this country. Help Animals India through VSPCA is making a lot of positive changes to alleviate the sufferings of the animals. Pradeep Kumar Na th, Founder / President, VSPCA, INdia.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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We are proud to have association with Help Animals India - they are doing such a wonderful job by helping so many Non-profit groups in India - We are one of them, we saved so many animals and provided employment to so many unskilled labors in the field of Animal Welfare. We really - really appreciate all the support provided by Help Animals India for all their good work.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Very much dedicated to the Cause

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group encouraged us to help more and more animals

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Help Animals India assists so many different animals and humans in so many areas that there is something for everybody! I appreciate that environmental concerns are part of all sanctuary plans and a holistic approach is always taken to benefit current and future populations. The groups also work on educating community members how to be better stewards for animals, in many cases animals that people depend on to earn their living. People may inquire, "Why help Indian animals when the problems are so great and there are animals here who need our help?" When you see the extreme minimum standards of living most animals in India experience and how far U.S. dollars go, you understand the answer to that question. It's not a matter of choosing animals over humans - Help Animals India works at creating better lives for individual animals and people but in the bigger picture, shows that we are all connected and that compassion transcends species.

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Life-changing

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Animals and the environment in India are in serious need of help. Poverty, apathy, hunger, superstition, pollution, overpopulation and simple ignorance are some of the reasons the animals and ecosystems there are in such peril.
Help Animals India is a wonderful non-profit (not a single volunteer or worker gets a salary, 100% of donation go directly to animal rescue in India) that fights to help protect animals and bring about environmental awareness. The charities that Help Animals India supports recycle cow dung to produce bio-gas to make energy. This bio-gas reduces the need for electricity and can be used for cooking and helps the local communities.
Garbage and waste are another huge issue in India. plastic bags line the streets and animals from dogs to cows frequently ingest them, causing a plethora of health problems and painful deaths. Help Animals India supports surgery to remove plastics and garbage from the stomachs of animals, who would otherwise die. This also brings about more public awareness to the issues of non-biodegradable waste.
Help Animals India is doing the best they can within a poor and polluted country to inspire social awareness and action to protect the planet and animals that we share it with!

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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One of my Indian penfriends, who funds most of her animal care herself recently observed that it's people in the West who provide more care and funds for Indian animal welfare than Indians themselves. She was, of course, referring in part to Help Animals India, who step in and support where help is most needed. It might be kitten formula being shipped to where it can't be bought, money for a cart for a paralysed dog, funds for vaccines or ABC. Animals with special needs can be cared for in sanctuaries, providing there are sufficient funds. Some organisations have received money from HAI to buy vehicles to catch and release the animals for neutering, and animal ambulances for casualties. I donate to Help Animals India because I know my money is always well used, and a little goes a long way in rupees!

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Life-changing

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2012

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I have great confidence in Help Animals India to use my donations to make a difference in the lives of these needy animals. It is my favorite organization because I read the reports of what the funds are used for and am greatful for their resourcefulness and dedication. I will continue to support this organization.

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Help Animals India fills a much needed niche in the nonprofit animal advocacy sector. They’re dedicated to ensuring that the Indian animal protection organizations who receive HAI funding have demonstrated they are doing the most beneficial and effective work for Indian animals. HAI is a work of passion and the founder is diligent in ensuring that the Indian organizations are completing their mission and putting the animals first. Moreover, HAI does a great service to the animal advocacy movement in that they assist in widening the circle of compassion and bring the plight of international animals on the radars of those in the West…. a much needed –and appreciated- service to the animal advocacy movement. But perhaps more important than anything, the folks at Help Animals India have a high standard of ethics, work from their values, and always, always make the animals the top priority.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Help Animals India is a fantastic organization that does the hard legwork of finding the best and most effective animal welfare groups in India, and supporting their projects. My experience working with them has been very positive, and they are truly committed to improving the lives of animals in India.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

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2012

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I have supported HELP ANIMALS INDIA as an eActivist because they are one of the few Indian organizations that is helping animals.

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No

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Some

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2012

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