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HELP ANIMALS INDIA

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.helpanimalsindia.org

Mission Statement

Help Animals India is a USA non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supporting efficient and effective animal protection organizations in India.   Help Animals India aims to educate,inspire and fundraise for animal/environmental sanctuaries and animal rescue groups in India.  Help Animals India seeks out the best of these under-funded organizations to provide financial and practical assistance where we can make the most difference.  Despite some of the best animal protection laws in the world and a renowned heritage of reverence for life, modern India is a country where millions of animals suffer severe neglect or abuse. Overpopulation, poverty, pollution, superstition, apathy and ignorance all contribute to their plight. In a country where human misery and impoverishment remain high, the welfare of destitute animals is a low priority.   Help Animals India strives not only to achieve immediate benefits for India's animals, but to nurture an enduring culture of animal protection. We strictly monitor and put our donors' contributions to work where they are most needed and can do the most good.

Main Programs

  1. VSPCA
  2. Hope and Animal Trust
  3. MAITRI
  4. CUPA - help for elephant
  5. Tibetan Volunteers for Animals
  6. Varanasi for Animals
  7. Sarnath Animal Welfare
  8. Hope and Animals
  9. Raahat Dehradun
  10. Animal Nepal
  11. Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society
Service Areas

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International

Help Animals India serves animal welfare/environmental organization VSPCA in the city of Viskhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.  Additionally we aim to serve other animal welfare organizations in the cities of Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Cattitude) ; Bangalore, Karnataka (CUPA)  and Ranchi, Jharkand  (Hope and Animals Trust) -- for the complete list of the charities we fund please see our website: http://www.helpanimalsindia.org/recipients.html and all are listed here. All are in India, distributing grants according to our guidelines if the public provides funding for same.

ruling year

2009

Founder/Director since 2008

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Ms. Eileen Weintraub

Keywords

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Animal Welfare/Protection in India

Notes from the Nonprofit

Your donation will go where the need is greatest.
Help Animals India channels your donations to both well-established and emerging Indian animal protection groups who confront daunting obstacles every day in their mission to rescue, shelter and fight for the rights of animals. We work closely with these groups and vouch for their courage, compassion, and determination. Our guidance helps them improve their missions and operations so they can maximize their effectiveness as advocates for and defenders of the animals of India.


Your donation goes a long way in India.
A dollar donated to our partner groups in India, where prices are still very low, can accomplish as much as five or ten dollars donated to charities in developed countries like the United States. If you normally donate $500 a year to charities in the United States or any other developed country, donating even $100 of that to Help Animals India can effectively boost your contribution to the animals to the equivalent of $1000 or more.

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EIN

26-3681514

 Number

4167525827

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Wildlife is under extreme threat due to overpopulation and help protect species.  India is becoming a throw away society for pet dogs and cats and through humane education we are supporting better levels of understanding so this does not happen.  Intensive factory farming is just beginning in India we aim to prevent its spread.  What we are doing is different as we are empowering the charities by referring donors directly to them, advertising their websites, giving guidance on animal care and at times helping with English language to add strength to.  India groups must become strong within their communities and that is what we aim for most of all.  With our overhead and expenses (only postage and wiring fees) are very little , all the rest can go to India which is making a powerful impact there since the dollar goes very far indeed and even now more so than usual. It is our greatest joy to send over these grants, Conditions and challenges in India are so tough and we can make all the difference.
  As ever for the animals,

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

VSPCA

VSPCA  - Our funding of flood relief in 24 villages in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh made it possible for over 11,000 animals to be rescued, fed and medicated.  Our grants have paid for a new cat sanctuary, an ambulance on call 24/7 for injured and suffering animals and the salaries of two veterinarians. Last year, we purchased nearly five acres of land 40 kilometers from VSPCA. This will be the site of The VSPCA Kindness Farm – a sanctuary for horses, donkeys, buffaloes and many other animals who need room to roam. Most crucially, our dependable funding has allowed VSPCA to keep covering its daily operating expenses: food and medicine for over 1100 animals, wages for the many animal care workers and more.

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

Hope and Animal Trust

HOPE and Animal Trust. Our funds have paid for dog kennels and a bike ambulance, the yearly salary of two paravets (veterinary assistants), administrative help and general operating expenses.

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 3

MAITRI

MAITRI (“friend” in Sanskrit). We provided a grant for animal birth control for the 100-plus dogs in MAITRI's shelter, which is located in one of the poorest states of India, Bihar. While in India, I personally networked to find vets and veterinary advice for this struggling project.

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 4

CUPA - help for elephant

CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action). Our grant helped this Bangalore charity feed and support  a rescued elephant named “Maneka” saving her from deplorable conditions.

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 5

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals.  Our grant funded literature to promote the benefits of a vegetarian diet.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 6

Varanasi for Animals

Construction of animal shelter, Animal Birth Control, vaccination, and rescue campaigns

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 7

Sarnath Animal Welfare

City's first street dog sterilization campaign

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Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 8

Hope and Animals

street dog sterilization, vaccinations, rescues, street dogs and street cats

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 9

Raahat Dehradun

animal rescues, sterilizations, vaccinations, humane education

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 10

Animal Nepal

street dog rescues, sterilizations, donkey rescues

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Program 11

Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society

street dog rescues, sterilizations, vaccinations.

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Animal-Related

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General Public/Unspecified

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Help Animals India strives to support, inform and advise the animal charities in India that are our partners. Our help to them supports these Indian NGO's ultimately become more independent with their own resources and their own staff and volunteers. Building a real bridge for sustainable animal welfare and environmental reform for their areas in India for the future. Let us help this developing country of India with a rich history of compassion live up to its own heritage.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Help Animals India is well versed in funding the most urgent needs. By personal contact, continual correspondence online, photos and visits each charity that we support is well vetted. The donations we receive are awarded as grants to some amazing organizations in India. • Help Animals India channels your donations to both well-established and emerging Indian animal protection groups who confront daunting obstacles every day in their mission to rescue, shelter and fight for the rights of animals. We work closely with these groups and vouch for their courage, compassion and determination. Our guidance helps them improve their missions and operations so they can maximize their effectiveness as advocates for and defenders of the animals of India. .
    We're the only American charity that enables donors to contribute to a wide variety of Indian animal protection groups with a single check. We also allow you to earmark your donation to any specific group or project we fund.
    The amount awarded to each organization varies from year to year depending on what their urgent needs are and how they manage the grant. A dollar donated to our partner groups in India, where prices are still very low, can accomplish as much as five or ten dollars donated to charities in developed countries like the United States. If you normally donate $500 a year to charities in the United States or any other developed country, donating even $100 of that to Help Animals India can effectively boost your contribution to the animals to the equivalent of $1000 or more
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Help Animals India Board is composed of four activists who are well informed of the issues and problems facing the charities in India we support. The Founder/Director has been a lifelong humane volunteer and has devoted her life to helping India animals for over 15 years now. Help Animals India staff does not take any salary so we are able to pass on 95% of the donations directly to India where the dollar may go 10 times as far. With the great resources of Seattle, Washington we are able to connect compassionate people here and others worldwide to the needy but capable people in India to help the animals in the most efficient ways.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Despite some of the best animal protection laws in the world and a renowned heritage of reverence for life, modern India is a country where millions of animals suffer severe neglect or abuse.

    Overpopulation, poverty, pollution, superstition, apathy and ignorance all contribute to their plight. In a country where human misery and impoverishment remain high, the welfare of destitute animals is a low priority.

    India’s animals have strong indigenous allies. The nation is blessed with many dedicated animal welfare organizations. Help Animals India seeks out the best of these under funded organizations to provide financial and practical assistance where it can make the most difference.

    We strive not only to achieve immediate benefits for India’s animals, but to nurture an enduring culture of animal protectionism/ More people who travel to India from the west are asking questions how can they help. More people are unwilling to accept the sight of suffering animals and want to halt the spread of rabies, protect the adoption of the Native dogs, stop the poaching of wild animals, educate people on how to take care of cats,and free the elephants from abuse. Many young people coming of age in India are also unwilling to witness the suffering and do nothing. These activists motive us to help them do more with the little resources they have.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    One of our main focus is ABC (animal birth control) or spay/neuter/rabies vaccinations for street/community dogs and cats. From the training of animal handlers to learning the more humane way of catch and release (with a net); to the best practices of sterile operations; the veterinarians we support are helping thousands of street animals.Without our help these dogs and the public would be at risk for rabies. Each shot only costs $1. Some areas of India did not have veterinarians who knew cat spay/neuter so we have had vets trained for that. Our groups are called day and night for countless rescue operations for many different types of animals – all saved from a cruel fate and much suffering! Help Animals India has funded vehicles for rescuing animals both large and small and picking up community dogs for animal birth control. Billboards! Concepts of helping community (street) dogs are new in most of India so we use billboards to help educate.. India is a fast developing economy but many products needed to help the animals are not available there, we try and send over as many medical supplies as we can. Help Animals India is very concerned about the environment and its effects on the animals. We support the Plastic Cow project and work to support the banning of plastic bags due to its harm to the street animals. From rural India to the chaotic cities the projects we have supported have brought the idea of compassionate rescue to the communities they serve. Vegetarian diet is encouraged and vegan education is introduced when possible for the sake of health, the animals and the climate/planet.
Service Areas

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International

Help Animals India serves animal welfare/environmental organization VSPCA in the city of Viskhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.  Additionally we aim to serve other animal welfare organizations in the cities of Chennai, Tamil Nadu (Cattitude) ; Bangalore, Karnataka (CUPA)  and Ranchi, Jharkand  (Hope and Animals Trust) -- for the complete list of the charities we fund please see our website: http://www.helpanimalsindia.org/recipients.html and all are listed here. All are in India, distributing grants according to our guidelines if the public provides funding for same.

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Founder/Director

Ms. Eileen Weintraub

BIO

Eileen Weintraub is a humane volunteer and animal advocate for over 40 years in the past 15 years she has dedicated her life to helping India's animals.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founder/Director

"Why Help Animals India?

Help Animals India provides three critical services:

To assist donors who wish to help the many animals of India.
To provide a means to donate to the charities of India just as you would a USA. charity – and receive a tax deduction.
To advise and guide the charities of India

$15 will spay/neuter/vaccinate one street/community dog or cat in India! For only $500 a month an animal shelter can hire a veterinarian for an entire month!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Eileen Weintraub

Help Animals India

Term: Jan 2009 - Dec 2012

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