Our Services @ Raahat
- A 24 x 7 admission facility for homeless animals in distress.
While our rescue hours are from 10am-6pm, the admission is open 24×7. Every month scores of animals, victims of abuse, neglect and cruelty, find relief and refuge at Raahat. With housing space available for 100 plus animals, there is an ever present need further infrastructure development so that we are able to reach out to larger number of animals that may be in distress.
Raahat is also a permanent sanctuary for the very old and the special need animals.
- A clinic for the treatment of homeless and owned animals.
We run a fully functional clinic, with a full time veterinarian, para-vets, surgery & dispensary, for homeless as well as companion animals. The income generated from the out-patients helps sustain our welfare programmes for community animals.In our effort to encourage responsible animal ‘guardianship’, No cost treatment & surgical facility is provided to the animals of B.P.L. (below poverty line) families. A new OPD cum Grooming is proposed to further strengthen revenue generation and make the Facility self sustainable.
- Sanctuary for Special Need Animals.
We follow a policy of rescue, treat & release with regard to our in-house patients. However, Raahat is a lifetime sanctuary for special need animals, the old and the ones who, if released, would run the risk of getting slaughtered.
- Rescue Service for Animals (small)
We run the only rescue service for small animals in Uttarakhand. The Rescue Service is privately managed & funded. The only rescue service of its kind in Uttarakhand, it attends all species of small animals in distress. We have successfully rescued and rehabilitated thousands of animals (small & large) since its inception in 2005.
Animals We Rescue
- Sick / Injured small animals of all species.
- Homeless Females dogs for Sterilization
- Cases pertaining to cruelty
- Shelter cum Veterinary Facility for All Animals.
Raahat is an animal shelter that houses all animals that are need in veterinary care. We have a separate housing facility for Animal Birth Control (pre & post operative), rescue patients, isolation, cattle, equine & pig & bird enclosures.
- Adoption Programme for abandoned / Shelter dogs and cats.
A dog or puppy can be adopted from Raahat after filling out a Form. In this regard, a personal visit to the shelter is compulsory. With regard to adoption, we only entertain preferences relating to residential limitations. Birth Control Surgery is mandatory for all female puppies that are adopted from the Shelter. Adult female dogs are available for adoption only after an ABC surgery has been performed. We prefer local adoptions as it helps us to keep track of the adopted dogs / cats better.
- No – cost Sterilization Programme for community Dogs & cats.
We implement the ABC Programme in an area-wise manner and follow a female- centric approach as it helps arrest the population faster and also addresses other issues. The dogs are released in their respective areas after a post operative period of 4 – 5 days.
The Raahat ABC Programme is entirely supported by private donations. The approximate cost involved in sterilizing a female dog is Rs 1000. You can also support our efforts by either making a monetary contribution which is tax exempted under Section 80G or in kind by donating medicines / surgical material.
While we do not get any govt. support, financial and technical, the programme is certified by the concerned department on the basis of organ verification.
Given our never ending fascination for ‘foreign / pure breeds’ ABC is our most important Programme.
- Shelter Facility cum Recovery Centre for cattle/equines & community dogs in District Chamoli.
The Project is Funded by Help Animals India and will be managed in collaboration with Aagaas Federation.
- Equine Welfare.
We were part of the animal rescue & relief work at the time of the flash floods of 2013.
Short term relief and training programmes, funded by Brooke India, were subsequently implemented in District Chamoli, Uttrakashi, Rudraprayag, Tehri and Blocks of Chakrata & Kalsi.
- Community Education.
We believe that awareness is the first step towards change and it is our effort to educate, sensitise and then work towards ensuring compliance of the animal protection laws.
If you wish to create awareness on various animal welfare issues, our awareness literature is available @ Raahat at no –cost.