There are few cities in this world that count as many animals as Varanasi. The streets of this holy city, a popular destination for Hindu devotees and overseas tourists, are populated with countless cows, buffaloes, stray dogs, cats, working donkeys and monkeys.
Despite the multitude of animals, who mostly co-exist with humans in relative harmony, this city of 1.2 million people hardly provides any animal welfare interventions. Animals facing sickness of injuries are mostly left to fend for themselves. Injured bulls hardly treatment, while injured dogs are often left to die by the side of the road. After a life of service, sick and injured working equines are simply abandoned.
Something must be done!
Today join VFA and make a lasting change in the lives of Varanasi’s suffering strays!