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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 (Sarvodaya)
  8. Hope and Animals
  9. Raahat Dehradun
  10. Animal Nepal
  11. Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society
  12. Karuna Society
  13. SPCA Thane
  14. PFA Kolkata
  15. Community Dog Welfare (Nepal)
  16. PFA Mysore
  17. Just Be Friendly (JBF)
  18. Arunchala Sanctuary
  19. Rishikesh Animal Care
Service Areas

Self-reported

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

Self-reported

Ms. Eileen Weintraub

Keywords

Self-reported

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

Help Animals India gave grants to Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals (VSPCA) India to assist with a myriad of innovative and lifesaving projects: After the devastating Cyclone HudHud in Octoer 2014; outreach for animal rescue and shelter restoration of cattle shed, workers room, aviary, ABC (animal birth control) sheds and Laboratory room. All trees need replanting. Street dogs - target of zero rabies in the area was reached and a full-time ABC program continued. Temple calves grant helps VSPCA rescue live calves which are offered to the temple for illegal killing. Star tortoises , Olive Ridley sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation of this endangered species including wages for a night watchman. SOS daily expenses, wages for emergency animal rescue personnel. Special needs facility for this facility is for old, blind and disabled dogs , rescue illegally-used parrots. ABC for cats and stray cat rescue and stopping poaching. Purchase of cat traps. Cat and dog protection program with feeding of street dogs. Vegan meals with the Kindness Mobile Restaurant provides vegan meals and blankets to the very poor who also care for street dogs. Water bowls for the street animals. Operational expenses (including vet salaries) as the only animal shelter/hospital in the region, the grant has allowed VSPCA to continue to care for an increasing number of animals of more than 1800 animals eceiving life-time care; daily emergency animal rescues and mobile rescue facilities. Adoption program - grant supports wages for team to manage awareness/education/adoption program. Plastic cow grant for medicines required for surgery to remove plastic from stomachs of cows.
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Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

75,000

Program 2

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

21,040

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

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.

CUPA Bangalore received funds from Help Animals India to spay/neuter/vaccinate over 600
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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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

9,300

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

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 6

Varanasi for Animals

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, Operation theatre, Reception room and a Staff room with toilet and bath facility. Additionally 240 female dogs were sterilized. Surgical equipment including a gas anesthesia machine was bought and a manager and two assistants were compensated for an entire year.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

53,080

Program 7

Sarnath Animal Welfare (Sarvodaya)

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

19,080

Program 8

Hope and Animals

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

21,040

Program 9

Raahat Dehradun

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)

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

12,500

Program 10

Animal Nepal

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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Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

37,040

Program 11

Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society

BAWS (Nepal) $16,600 BAWS has organized various activities related to street dog welfare, Animal Birth Control, treatment of injured dogs, public awareness creation, rescue, and re- homing. BAWS has been organizing Anti-Rabies Vaccination program for street dogs in various areas of Bhaktapur city. As of July 2015, more than 320 street and community dogs have been spayed/neutered, more than 2100 stay dogs have been vaccinated against rabies. BAWS has also rescued and treated more than 300 sick and injured dogs in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur city. Help Animals India supported Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society through Animal birth control, rabies vaccination, rescue treat release, methods to reduce euthanasia, training, and one year salary of a new program manager.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

16,640

Program 12

Karuna Society

BAWS (Nepal) $16,600 BAWS has organized various activities related to street dog welfare, Animal Birth Control, treatment of injured dogs, public awareness creation, rescue, and re- homing. BAWS has been organizing Anti-Rabies Vaccination program for street dogs in various areas of Bhaktapur city. As of July 2015, more than 320 street and community dogs have been spayed/neutered, more than 2100 stay dogs have been vaccinated against rabies. BAWS has also rescued and treated more than 300 sick and injured dogs in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur city. Help Animals India supported Bhaktapur Animal Welfare Society through Animal birth control, rabies vaccination, rescue treat release, methods to reduce euthanasia, training, and one year salary of a new program manager.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

15,660

Program 13

SPCA Thane

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

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

4,450

Program 14

PFA Kolkata


PFA (People for Animals) Kolkata , India - animal rescue for the community and food and medical care to shelter residents.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

2,740

Program 15

Community Dog Welfare (Nepal)

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

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

3,540

Program 16

PFA Mysore

PFA (People for Animals) Mysore , India received funds for animal birth control, animal rescue and adoption efforts as well as donations of medical supplies.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

3,500

Program 17

Just Be Friendly (JBF)

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.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

19,120

Program 18

Arunchala Sanctuary

Funding of the main activities of the Arunachala Sanctuary in South India: The grant was used to help fund the main activities, which are: Sterilization/anti-rabies program. Clinic. Hospital. Emergency Rescue. Adoption. Sanctuary. Hospice.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

11,630

Program 19

Rishikesh Animal Care


Rishikesh Animal Care received a new scooter for animal rescue, built new kennels to hold dogs after animal birth control; direct donations and purchase of food, medicines and specialized vet care.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

4,550

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  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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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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