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to the caring people in Sangli, Maharashtra, Animal Rahat veterinarians
were able to vaccinate 75 donkeys to protect them from tetanus, an acute and often fatal infection of the nervous
system. The animals are forced to haul bricks at a brick kiln in Ankli.
Recently, three animals at the facility died of tetanus and had to suffer
through painful muscle spasms. Tetanus causes many donkeys to become so weak
that they cannot eat or drink, and some cannot even stand. The people who work
at the brick kiln – natives of Aurangabad – contacted Animal Rahat for
When the veterinarians explained that all donkeys need
tetanus vaccinations – along with follow-up booster shots – all the donkey
owners in the brick-kiln chipped in and raised enough money to vaccinate the 75
In the past two months, Animal Rahat has treated more
than 150 donkeys in Sangli alone, but there are many other sick, injured and
exhausted donkeys, horses and bullocks in Sangli who still need help.
equines (horses, donkeys, etc) are highly prone to tetanus. It costs less than
20 rupees (half a US dollar) to vaccinate a donkey or a horse. Kind-hearted
people can help equines by contributing to Animal Rahat.
Written by Kriti-S
By changing minds and changing practices, PETA India's
friends at Animal Rahat
are devoted to providing
relief to animals forced to work. Whether they are confiscating whips and yoke
spikes, providing veterinary care to elephants chained in temples or convincing
owners of elderly bullocks to let their animals retire to the Animal Rahat sanctuary rather than forcing
them to face the abattoir, Animal Rahat staff members are easing suffering and
saving lives one animal at a time. Here are just some of Animal Rahat's
accomplishments from last month:
Animal Rahat is a non-profit organisation that relies
on donations from compassionate individuals to continue to provide relief for
animals forced to work in India. Consider giving someone you love the gift of
saving an animal's life by making a donation to Animal Rahat in his
or her name.
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