Our Mission

Our mission is to end the human/street dog conflict by creating a humane and sustainable environment for animals with direct benefits to the people of Dharamsala, India.

What do we do?

We provide several key programs to achieve our goals: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, rescue and adoption, street animal feeding, and community education for rabies safety and compassion.

Watch the video to learn more!

 

Meet Our Founder

When I was about to turn 40, I decided I needed to do something that would really expand my horizons. My life was good, but something was missing. A feeling of making a true contribution on this planet was lacking deep down inside of me. The need to fill that void led me to Dharamsala, India to spend several weeks volunteering at a preschool. Working with the children proved completely overwhelming, as did the chaotic culture of India. What truly got to me, however, was seeing an injured and bloody dog lying in the temple where the school was held, apparently left to die. It broke my heart to watch the dog suffer — and to see how little the local people seemed to care about his condition. I was saddened by the reactions, and felt helpless. Incredibly, my path crossed with a local man who knew someone who could help. Miraculously, my actions and concern sparked a change. Today, I am happy to report the dog, Tommy, is healthy and cared for by this very village. Upon returning home to the USA, I knew I needed to do everything in my power to improve the lives of the street animals. I created Dharamsala Animal Rescue to raise awareness about the animals of Dharamsala and fund local projects.” – Deb Jarrett, Founder

To here my full story, watch my TEDx Talk below:

Meet The Rest Of Our DAR Family

Without them DAR would be nothing!

Pratibha

Pratibha

DAR India Director

Meet Samsher

Meet Samsher

Animal Welfare Officer

Meet Neelam

Meet Neelam

Animal Welfare Officer

Meet Marilou

Meet Marilou

Development Manager

In Memoriam Shabnam

In Memoriam Shabnam

Meet Sanjay

Meet Sanjay

Head Vet Assistant

Meet Vijay

Meet Vijay

Animal Welfare Officer

Karam

Karam

Animal Welfare Officer

Veeru

Veeru

Animal Welfare Officer

 In Memoriam - Parveen

In Memoriam - Parveen

Dr. Mukesh and Dr. Sukti

Dr. Mukesh and Dr. Sukti

Veterinarians

Shivu

Shivu

Office and Social Media Assistant

Shishir

Shishir

Education and Community Outreach Manager

Sunita

Sunita

Staff Cook

Dr. Sonia

Dr. Sonia

Vet Consultant

Meet Our DAR Board Member and Trustees

 

Sheila Sedgwick

Sheila Sedgwick

Board Member

Shubha Jha

Shubha Jha

Trustee

Hillary Levin

Hillary Levin

Board Member

Sanjay Bhardwaj

Sanjay Bhardwaj

Trustee

Richard Scambler

Richard Scambler

Board Member

Rajneesh Kumar Vatsa

Rajneesh Kumar Vatsa

Trustee

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