Raahat (peace and comfort) was started precisely with the objective of providing peace and comfort to all animals in distress. We work to improve the lives of animals in our community and beyond. All our programmes are driven by our belief in the intrinsic dignity and sanctity of animal life.
Raahat Veterinary Hospital & Shelter was set up in 2005. It is spread on a campus of 1 acre. The land is privately owned by the organization and is not a Government allotment.
The shelter houses majorly sick animals. It is also a permanent sanctuary for the old, very young and the special needs animals.
Our work include rescue, relief and rehabilitation of homeless and abandoned animals in distress. We implement Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Programme for community dogs and encourage responsible animal guardianship. We fight against animal cruelty, work for the implementation of Animal Protection Laws, promote humane treatment of animals and support environment conservation initiatives.
We support other social / animal welfare organizations with similar objectives.
Raahat is the first Animal Shelter cum Veterinary Facility in the state. We run the only Small Animal Rescue Service in Uttarakhand which attends emergencies in and around Dehradoon.
The Management is Pro Bono.
The Team include the staff at the shelter, Volunteers on and off the shelter campus and Advisors.
We do not receive any financial or technical support from Govt. Agency or any institutional funding. The Shelter depends entirely on private donations, service fee charged on out – patients and its fundraising initiatives to sustain its various programmes.