HELP ANIMALS INDIA

Lake Forest Park, WA   |  www.helpanimalsindia.org

Mission

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 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.

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All annual reports, newsletters, and additional information can be found on our website: https://helpanimalsindia.org/news

Ruling year info

2009

Founding Director

Ms. Eileen Weintraub

Main address

19215 32nd Avenue N.E.

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 USA

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EIN

26-3681514

NTEE code info

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

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Our programs

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Hope and Animal Trust

Help Animals India has funded the animal shelter of HOPE and Animal in the impoverished state of Jharkand, India with 40 staff members. Animal birth control was done for over 1000 dogs, treatment for 250 seriously ill dogs and taking care of shelter permanent residents. The construction of a skill development facility was done to train more animal handlers, vets assistants and create another animal hospital in the future. This is a big help to provide jobs that teach compassion to the surrounding communities. Donations of medical equipment and specialized veterinary supplies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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

CUPA Bangalore received funds from Help Animals India to spay/neuter/vaccinate over 600 street dogs when their funding ran out. It is important that a stable population of community dogs are maintained and they do not increase for the sake of the public. Donations of specialized medical equipment and vet supplies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals.  Our grant funded literature to promote the benefits of a vegetarian diet. And to support the clinic for rescuing dogs. Rabies is also a big problem in the area so we vaccinate the dogs and promote education in the schools as to how to avoid dog bites.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples

Help Animals India gave Varanasi for Animals funds for the construction of an animal hospital/shelter/clinic in Varanasi , the first of its kind in this ancient city. The facility has Kennels for dogs. VFA is now running a robust spay/neuter and rescue campaign, provides vet care to low income poor residence and street animals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Help Animals India along with Bardot Foundation sponsored two animal birth control camps in Sarnath India in Spring and Fall of 2015. We hired the Sarvodaya vets of Bangalore. Each camp did spay/neuter/vaccination to over 300 dogs each along with rescue and education of the community. Additionally we purchased a gas anesthesia machine for the Bangalore clinic. At year end floods hit the city of Chennai and we asked the Sarvodaya vets to go and assist the animals there. Food, medicine and vet care was provided for over 1000 animals at this time.

Population(s) Served
Adults

For Rahaat for Animals (PFA DehraDoon) 1. Infrastructure Development -(Renovation of existing animal kitchen, Animal Enclosures for Pig, Equine Shelter, New Kennels, New Clinic & Grooming) 2. ABC Programme (Veterinary Fee & Medicine cost) 3. Grooming Centre (additional funding) 4. Equipment (digital camera & grooming charger) 5. Community Education 6. Staff Training (cat surgery & ABC) 7. Outreach Programme a. Chamoli (recovery centre & animal shelter)

Population(s) Served
Adults

Animal Nepal received $ 36000 from Help Animals India in 2015. Nepal was badly hit by a earthquake at the first quarter of 2015 and the majority of the funds use for earthquake related activitess. Many people and countless animals were affected during that time. A survey learns that close to 150.000 birds, 8000 buffaloes and cows and 14,500 pigs and goats died. The number has however gone up after the strong aftershock on May 12. Animal Nepal mobilize three teams to reach out to injured livestock in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Dhading, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts. A total of 900 animals were benefitted, including 500 working equines plus 175 farm animals in Lalitpur, 152 in Dhading, 54 in Sindhupalchowk, 22 in Kathmandu, 13 in Rasuwa, 6 in Nuwakot and 3 in Bhaktapur District. Animal Nepal together with World Vets and JGI Nepal manage to handle various cases in Dhading, Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa and Nuwakot. The teams were shocked by the severity of the injuries. They came across broken spines and broken limbs, and treated various cases of pneumonia and diarrhea. Animal Nepal mainly focused in the treatment of canines but after the disaster they went out of their comfort zone to help all the injured animals as stray dogs suffered Third Program Service Accomplishments Description
relatively less casualties compared to the farm animals. The livestock are mostly kept inside the farm, tied with a rope, the reason for which they were
the one to get injured. The grant provided by Help Animal India enable our team to reach out countless needy animals. Part of the grant also been used
for Godavari Donkey Sanctuary, a home of rescued working equine.
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Population(s) Served
Adults

Karuna has organized various activities related to street dog welfare, Animal Birth Control, treatment of injured dogs, public awareness creation, rescue, and re- homing. organizing Anti-Rabies Vaccination program for street dogs in various areas of Help Animals India supported through Animal birth control, rabies vaccination, rescue treat release, methods to reduce euthanasia, training, and one year salary of a new program manager. Also support of the wildlife sanctuary for bears , birds, deer. And to feed the resident rescued animals of hundreds of cows, dogs, cats.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SPCA Thane/Mumbai did 100 animal birth control operations with this grant. Donations of specialized equipment and medical care.

Population(s) Served
Families

Community Dog Welfare (Nepal) did earthquake rescue in their area and care to their rescued dogs as well as donated medical supplies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Help Animals India gave grants to JBF (INDIA) TRUST commonly known as JBF (Just Be Friendly) located in the state of Assam in the north-eastern corner of India. This included their support to the Animal Birth Control & Anti Rabies Vaccination (ABC-ARV/spay/neuter) program at Guwahati, Assam. Besides we funded for the Post Flood Veterinary support in many places of Assam that were severely affected by flood. Moreover the grant is provided to buy & modify a vehicle that JBF is using to pick-up the rescue dogs and also for picking & releasing of dogs in their ABC-ARV project.

Population(s) Served
Families

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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.

Help Animals India is well versed in funding both the most urgent needs and long-term solutions. 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

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 20 years now. The dollar may go 10 times as far in India/Nepal as it does in USA. 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.

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. Vegan education is introduced when possible for the sake of health, the animals, and the planet.

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HELP ANIMALS INDIA

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mark Johnson

Help Animals India

Term: 2008 -

Donna Marino

Vivek Garg

Sandhya Sunderrajan

Board leadership practices

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    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
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    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes