Thursday, July 14, 2011

Btc4a:Vets at Animal Aid’s compassion education program

Animal Aid Unlimited is a US-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that runs a busy animal hospital and shelter in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, where ownerless street animals are rescued, healed, loved, and returned to the neighborhoods from where they came.

Introducing veterinarians to the complex lives led by street animals of India is an important component of Animal Aid’s compassion education program. Vets are often more accustomed to treating owned animals who may lead lives of luxury in comparison to street dogs and abandoned cows and donkeys, treated in facilities that don’t have x-ray machines, ultrasounds, gas anesthesia or other luxuries. Animal Aid got a wonderful chance to exchange perspectives when four vet students from Washington State University volunteered for three weeks in June

I will try to get an interview with the girls about their experience there. Do let me know in the comments all you would like to know about the program and the girls visit!!

On Another note, our online yard sale from the previous post is almost done. We raised over 250$ which will be matched and doubled and donated to Animal Aid.
I had put Old Dog Haven in the random drawing for $1000 donation by pedigree on TwoLittleCavaliers and we got picked!!! Old Dog Haven will get the donation from pedigree!

Did you all know that networking on Facebook is saving so many pets lives!!
I stumbled upon all these volunteers and non affiliated rescues on Facebook, who take pictures of the dogs in shelters on euthanization list(esp the crazy kill shelters in NYC and LA), share those pictures far and wide, find adopters or fosters, transporters and pullers work with each other to take the dogs and cats our of the shelters and transport them to rescues or foster homes! and a lot more. Please do join the local rescue facebook pages, or volunteer pages!
Here are a few examples
And there are 100s more.

Things I would love to do this year
  • Fund raising in creative ways!
  • Spread the message about Veganism, because I cannot be a speciesist anymore, I cannot pet and love an animal(dogs) and eat some others!. Here's my vegan food blog where I put up yummylicious, creative as welll as day-today food options and recipes.
  • Help connect people who want pets with the available pets all over the country!
Blog for the Change! And Make it Happen!
Have a fun Day everyone! Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Richa! I work for a humanitarian aid non-profit out of Seattle (although I live in NY) and we're looking at expanding into some animal rescue/rehabilitation work as well. The girls provide an interesting look into what that will mean, AND they're from Washington State!

    Yes, Facebook does indeed provide numerous resources for animals in need. Great point! Even the pages about pets lost in the Joplin tornado are still working to find and/or rehome displaced animals.

    Thanks for Blogging the Change!

  2. Thanks for dropping by Kim!

    Animal Aid founders are also from Seattle, They moved to Udaipur 15 years back.
    Hope we can reach more and more people with this Blog the Change!

  3. Thanks for so much great info in one post! I'm glad to now know about Animal Aid Unlimited and bravo to you for securing that donation to Old Dog Haven. I live in Portland and blog about senior dog life and I am a HUGE fan of Old Dog Haven!

    I just liked Chewie (adorable!) on Facebook and I'm following your food blog now - I'm thrilled to find so many yummy vegan Indian recipes! Thank you!

    -Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

  4. Richa thank you for this most important post and for visiting my blog!
    I am now following you!
    OMG you are Vegan? So is my brother...I am going to give you the link to his blog (which is brand new) and I will give him the link to yours as well. Here is his link:

  5. I love your list of things you want to do, especially connecting people with homeless pets. I hope you have a ton of success at it! Thanks for blogging the change today!
    Peggy Frezon

  6. Would love to know more about the program, thanks for sharing this unique and compelling story with us!

  7. Thanks to everyone who dropped by! And thanks for blogging the change!

  8. great blog i love the pic!! two thumb up ,.for you guys .