Rajasthan Indias Animal Aid hospital
Focus: Animal care.
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In a rustic rural setting just 4 km from beautiful Udaipur, Animal Aid's hospital is a haven of love and treatment for about 100 animals daily. Species range from dogs to donkeys, birds to bullocks. We believe that tender care can make the difference between life and death; that individual attention is as important as antibiotics.
Costs & Benefits
Come for a visit, come to volunteer for half a day, or volunteer every day! We want YOU to come to Animal Aid and join in the magic that is animal protection and care. Animal Aid is a happy place where animals are healing and loved. Volunteers are welcome at Animal Aid 7 days a week from 9 – 5.The best time to arrive is in the morning anytime between 9 and 12.
We don’t require you to book in advance or get an email confirmation before coming to visit or volunteer. You are always welcome. Once you’ve arrived we will take you on a tour through the shelter and introduce you to the animals on the way. After your tour you are welcome to stay longer to spend time with the animals for as long as you’d like. If you are going to be volunteering with us then our volunteer leader Sooraj will take over and will stay with you throughout the day to guide you to the different areas of the shelter and explain how to help in each section.
You will be encouraged to spend lots of time cuddling and socializing with our sanctuary dogs, particularly those with disabilities who thrive on special attention and one-on-one time with volunteers. Other help will include bottle feeding milk to baby calves, brushing donkeys, assisting in physical therapy, bathing and brushing dogs. Dogs recovering from accidents with spinal trauma need physical therapy and lots of love to keep their spirits up while they heal.
We encourage you to have your anti-rabies vaccinations complete at least one month before coming to volunteer, especially if you are going to be volunteering for several weeks or longer. If you are not able to get vaccinated before coming it is no problem at all but we will have to limit a couple areas of the shelter for your safety (you will be very busy either way so you probably won’t notice any limitation.) If you are vaccinated then we would be able to use your help for walking dogs, socializing and bathing in the dog treatment sections where recently rescued dogs are being treated.
There are no fees to volunteer. Volunteers must provide own transportation from to the hospital. Sometimes volunteers ride bikes. 4 km from hotel area costs US $1.50 each way (auto rickshaw). Volunteers also need to provide their own accommodation and food costs, many hotels 4 km distant at prices ranging from US $3 on up. Udaipur has both basic and luxury hotels.
Min 18 years old, We encourage you to have your anti-rabies vaccinations and complete at least one month before coming to volunteer, a little bit of English (not fluent) is helpful.
Animal Aid Charitable Trust
Chota Hawala Village
Near Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
Tel: India: 011 91 9352511435 or USA 206 935 2670
Average cost per day: No fees
Focus: Animal care
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. We encourage you to have your anti-rabies vaccinations