Animal Aid Unlimited runs a vital emergency rescue service for street animals—dogs, cows, donkeys, birds, and cats—in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Our rescue team respond to up to 50 calls every day, rescuing animals with fractures, spinal injuries, wounds, skin problems, and other diseases.
Rescued animals are brought back to our shelter where they are treated by our medical team and care-givers. We perform emergency surgeries as well as spay/neuter. On any given day we treat around 150 recovering animals in our shelter.
Animal Aid runs a busy helpline and rescue service for injured and ill ownerless street animals in Udaipur. Each year we respond to more than 3,500 calls reporting animal suffering, with cases ranging from a puppy with mange, a cow hit by a car, a dog with a maggot-infested wound, to a case of abuse. Without our rescue service, these animals would receive no care and their suffering would be immeasurable. But after nearly 12 years of popularizing rescue, Udaipur is now one of the best cities in India to be a street animal.
Animal Aid’s street dog birth control program prevents the suffering and death of thousands of puppies every year who would otherwise die from road accidents, starvation and disease. Spay and neuter also extends the life of female dogs who often starve trying to find food for their puppies, and it prevents fights between male dogs that often lead to deadly maggot wounds during mating season.
The Animal Aid Sanctuary is home to animals permanently disabled from accidents, fragile, blind, and those in need of long-term medical care. We have given permanent sanctuary to over 150 disabled and special needs dogs, 40 cows and bulls who were left to die on the street by dairy farmers, and over 30 handicapped donkeys rescued from abusive owners.
Our outreach mission begins with ensuring that people across the city know what to do if they see an animal who needs medical help: call Animal Aid. Before Animal Aid, there was no ambulance or hospital for street animals, and hence no culture of helping them when they were sick or injured. Our outreach team talks in classrooms, religious and social gatherings, malls and on the street to give voice to street animal’s needs.