Our History

Death by poison.

Historically the government of Dharamsala would poison street dogs to reduce numbers. Not only was this very brutal, leading to excruciating painful deaths, but it also was quite ineffective. A new dog would come in and claim the dead dog’s territory, and start breeding all over again.

We believe there is a better way, and from humble beginnings, started to address the street dog issue.

Our Future

Simple: End suffering, increase compassion

“We seek a humane and sustainable environment for animals with direct benefits to the people of Himachal Pradesh, India.  We work to end human deaths by rabies, provide humane animal control and rescue programs, adoption and community education.”

We want to eradicate the suffering of street animals in Dharamsala, and humanely reduce stray population, end deaths by rabies, and promote better relations between humans and animals.

And we don’t just limit ourselves to dogs! We also have treated hundreds of cats, dogs, donkeys, cows, monkeys, and birds for various injuries and diseases.

Dharamsala Animal Rescue has a great local staff and receives additional help from volunteer western veterinarians. Dharamsala Animal Rescue believes in empowering the local staff and helping them grow in their careers as they take care of these amazing animals.

Parveen Deworming