There are thousands of homeless dogs living on the streets of Dharamsala, many of them sick, injured, or starving. Dharamsala Animal Rescue (DAR) works to implement a humane prevention program called ABC (animal birth control, sterilization and vaccination) along with animal rescue and adoption programs. The lack of government support for this issue, the amount of dogs, and rabies killing humans (approx 20k per year) creates the human/street dog conflict that exists today.
Dharamsala Animal Rescue’s 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. We provide several key programs to achieve our goals: spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, rescue and adoption, and community education for rabies safety and compassion. Dharamsala Animal Rescue has been running since 2009. Since that time, we have helped more than 17,500 animals.
Our vision: We strive to create a community where the people realize that the stray animal population can be managed with compassion and education. With mass sterilization and rabies vaccination programs we can create a healthy sustainable population of dogs. Through education and community interaction, we can teach people how to be kind to street dogs even they are afraid of them, eradicate rabies, and increase adoptions.