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Animal People Alliance

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: Our Mission is to provide high quality care to street animals in need while also providing high quality training and employment to vulnerable populations. To address the root causes of animal neglect and abuse, we will put a strong emphasis on changing the consciousness for future generations, and raising awareness about the value of human relationships with animals and the need to treat animals humanely.

Results: - performed over 2000 treatments per year - trained or employed over 20 people as paravets and animal caregivers

Target demographics: Stray dogs and cats

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2000+ treatments

Geographic areas served: Thailand and India

Programs: training and hiring people in need to perform street treatments to animals in need.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Tommy M.2

Donor

Rating: 5

As a founder and executive director of a non-profit organization, I know the amount of hard work that goes into starting a non-profit and sustaining it so the organization can further create an impact. I've been a supporter of Animal People Alliance through both monetary and social media contribution, as I watch and support from afar (in the US). This organization is doing some incredible work that is dangerous and difficult, but it's making a huge impact. Although the impact is focused on the animals that are being helped, there's a community impact where these street animals (mainly dogs) are treated with better respect and not as vermin. There's a big impact on the community in changing their hearts and minds, and it's spread to them from the work done by Animal People Alliance. Keep up the good work, APA and team!

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with one of the founders for 9 years now! His dedication and devotion to improving human and animal welfare is inspirational. I have watched animal people alliance grow over time to become an amazing organization, and I truly expect it to continue to grow to service animals throughout Southeast Asia. The inclusion of a community engagement component to the nonprofit is wonderful to see. I believe the APA has designed a comprehensive system to provide care that will become a model for other NGOs to follow. Lastly but not least, I adore their inclusion of women on the veterinary team in a country where this is not typical.

5 julia d

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A truly wonderful organisation that transforms the lives of otherwise neglected and vulnerable animals. I was lucky enough to witness this work on a volunteer trip in 2019 and saw first hand how it is making a difference to animals whilst working with the community and spreading awareness. I cannot reccomend them highly enough.

5 Rondi B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's hard to put into words how life transforming and magical this trip was. From the moment you land you are greeted with such warmth and beauty you feel right at home. There was so much love and care imbued in everyone and everything from the food to the people you met and especially from our APA team. I was blessed enough to get to shadow the APA street team and was in awe how quickly they sprung into action upon finding a street animal in need of assistance. I was amazed at how skillfully and quickly they were able to assist and comfort an animal in need and seeing the relief and love they brought to the street animals watching them transform in front of your eyes is something you will never forget. It was hard to not want to take every street animal home but APA has such an amazing system where they keep track of every animal and its location and continue to treat each street animal and ultimately finding its forever home. Not only do the animals have the support of the street team but the community is starting to form a web of support to help keep track of animals in treatment as well as report new animals in need of care. In order for our APA team and community to continue to grow we need YOUR support. Please help spread the word, join one of our amazing trips with our street team, Donate or help host an APA fundraiser. No act or effort is too small. Please reach out today and help us continue to help make an impact healing all sentient beings and animals through our street team and our growing APA community. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/animalpeoplealliance

6 Jim K.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having just returned from India and spending time with this amazing team I can say first hand that they are doing amazing work. Everyday their team goes right into the neighborhoods of Kolkata India to treat the street animals. Whether it’s doing a rabies shot campaign or treating injured animals they are making a real difference. They are doing so much more than just helping the street animals they are creating a culture in these neighborhoods of how to treat animals. I could see how the people in the neighborhoods really appreciated what they where doing and would jump right in to help when they could. That was really great to see. Another bonus is that APA is giving jobs to some amazing people that haven’t always had the best life but have so much love to give to these animals. Seeing their passion for these animals really inspired me. APA is making such a difference in the treatment of street animals and really showing people how to have compassion for these animals. An amazing organization in a much needed area of India.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal People Alliance is such a wonderful concept. Training people who are in a vulnerable position to help the street dogs and cats of Kolkata!
I was lucky enough to go on the volunteer trip in 2018 and witnessed first hand the amazing work this charity do.
Not only are they helping the people and animals in Kolkata they are also educating the communities. Whilst treating the animals on the streets the locals get involved by watching offering assistance, this is a really wonderful thing to witness.
Wonderful people, amazing animals and an amazing charity.

5 Gita Kali N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So many animals need help and this organization does exactly that with so much love and care! Thank God for them! Beautiful people doing beautiful work.

4 rphedwardg

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to participate in the Animal People Alliance Volunteer Trip a few years ago(2016) and I witnessed firsthand the dire need for the acute care of street animals in the frenetic and chaos filled streets of Kolkata. During the trip we also were able to visit several local animal care facilities and I learned about the overall lack of resources and often poor quality of care available to these unfortunate animals. Animal People Alliance is not only helping to solve for these challenging problems by providing care to street animals. They are also helping to address the issue of impoverished youth in India. These young people (especially females) often fall victim to horrendous human rights crimes such as child labor, childhood marriage, prostitution and human trafficking - all because of the lack of employment and no way out of their current circumstances. Animal People Alliance helps by providing employment opportunities to these young and poverty stricken kids, offering a chance to take a much brighter and more productive path to independence and happiness. The people behind the organization are selfless, wonderful individuals that share a passion and love for BOTH our animal friends and our fellow man - improving lives and giving back in parts of the world where the need is greatest! Although I saw many sad and disturbing sights on that trip I walked away with a heartwarming and inspirational feeling of goodness and hope. I continue to support the Animal People Alliance team and always will in whatever ways I can! Ed Grubach

5 Meredith L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Animal People Alliance (APA) is a truly special nonprofit as it works to empower local persons in the communities they serve while rescuing and caring for animals in need. Through this extraordinary work and effort, they engage with the locals to help educate and spread awareness of animal rights and how to treat stray cats and dogs amongst others. In every facet of their work, they are touching lives in the most significant ways. I have been lucky enough to witness the evolution of APA over the years and it has been an incredible journey to be part of. From the wonderful network they have made to the animal rescue sanctuaries and care providers that have connected it, it continues to help grow their mission. The expansion to Chiang Rai, Thailand is only just the beginning of the global scale I know APA will reach with time and the support of the international community. I am honored to support the APA team and the amazing animals they provide long-lasting care for. - Meredith L.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have followed the work the Animal People Alliance do for quite some time now & we are more than proud to be able to support such a worthwhile organisation where we can.

I have never met such a dedicated team of talented people, all sharing the same core values & the ultimate end goal - caring for the street animals of Behala, with respect, compassion & love, always going that extra mile - regardless of the time of day - or night.
I witnessed this on many occasions during our trip & it was truly heartwarming.

Alongside the incredible animal care they continually give, they also provide employment for at risk members of the community, providing high quality training & creating employment, where it is most desperately needed. The difference the team have made is really quite outstanding.

We had the privilege & the honour to join the APA team in Kolkata on a Volunteer Trip in 2018. Seeing first hand just what this incredible organisation do was quite honestly, life changing.

8 davidearp

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am lucky enough to be living in Kolkata, in the Behala area where Animal People Alliance work and on at least three occasions they have come out to help me and my friends when we have had issues with sick cats or injured dogs.
The team is a sight to behold on the streets of Behala. Always in their Animal People tee-shirts or white overjackets when they are doing treatments.
For me personally when my dog Baby was hit by a car they came out at a very late hour and worked over time trying to save her. Sadly she died 2 days later.
Thank You APA for all you do - david

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a unique organization in that it addresses two issues simultaneously; the lack of proper medical treatment for street animals and the lack of high quality employment for populations in need. With animals and people coming together to help each other its mission benefits so many more than your regular animal NGO. Their commitment to compassionate care and handling is something often lacking with animal orgs in India and its a great thing to witness first hand. I'm proud to support Animal People Alliance

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Donor

Rating: 5

Kolkata, India is home to a lot of NGOs and Animal People Alliance is one which succeeds in their most simple goals - provide emergency medical aid to animals in distress and educate people in the area to care about the stray animals around them. i personally know the small admin staff who exude the care and compassion that inspires equally hardworking and compassionate staff and volunteers to do hard, thankless work on the go, in the street, under difficult circumstances, their only thanks coming from the beseeching eyes or wagging tails of those experiencing kindness and love, perhaps for the first time. Being able to convey to the community that these stray animals deserve to be honored, respected and cared for is a challenge, but that, too, is what APA achieves.

It is my honor to donate to this great organization knowing that there are no fancy offices, no glamorous PR staff, just hardworking, dedicated animal lovers who achieve the simplest of goals.

5 sjeannecarey

Donor

Rating: 5

There are countless organizations competing for the precious funds needed to sustain their existence. What sets APA head and shoulders above most is the integrity of its founders. Their focus and guidance have created an organization that not only provides much needed aid to street animals in India and Thailand, but also offers training and employment to at risk people.

I feel compelled to support their mission to shower animals with compassionate care and in so doing provide a model for change in how communities view their relationship and responsibilities to the dog and cats living among them. Isn’t that how real improvement will take place?

I have experienced their programs firsthand. The Kolkata unit has received extensive training and is often the first help onsite whenever there is an animal emergency. A new dog shelter is the cornerstone of the operation in Thailand. Brand new, it is already changing the lives of dogs in northern Thailand while offering training and employment to individuals at risk of exploitation.

APA is transparent and trustworthy. This is an organization I am proud to support!

Susan Carey, Michigan USA

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This non profit is such a clever and wonderful way to help humans and animals at the same time - it’s genius!! By providing employment and training to people and in turn helping street animals who desperately need it they are truly outstanding in their field! The quality and professionalism of how they run this is second to none whilst the compassion and caring is truly touching - were so glad we chose this charity to support whenever we can - the events are amazing and we are proud to be part of something so uniquely special! John & Marie Harte - Harte Developments Ltd