Who We Are?
Helping Organisation for People, Environment & Animal Trust was registered on August 1, 2001, vide Registration No. 9549/IV â€“ 799 at Ranchi (Jharkhand) as a non-profit organisation â€“ to work for the protection of the environment and animals, to control the increasing population of street dogs, to end their suffering and to help the local communities by reducing poverty through farm animalsâ€™ welfare programes. We now Build-up HOPE Rescue and Rehabilitation Shelter for Animals at Khunti â€“ 35 Kmtrs from Ranchi. This Non-profit is run by all volunteers. Also, now we have Two Camps provided by Ranchi Municipal Corporation. We used to catch the dogs in man pulled rickshaw now we have Two Vehicles converted into Ambulance .We are now grown up, we have Fifteen full time and two part time paid staff and about Ten active unpaid volunteers.
>> Mrs. Anjali Srivastava, the Chairman and the Wife of Ex-Chairman Late Mr. Jawaharlal Srivastava, (former) IFS Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) for Jharkhand. She has been actively involved with the day to day activities of the organisation.
>> Mr. Praveen Ohal, The inspiration and founder of HOPE & Animal Trust is an honorary Secretary. He has done Graduation in Geology and studied Environmental Science. At the age of 24 he was on a mission on FOOT for almost two years â€“ 11 countries in South East Asia to spread the message of conservation of the natural resources and being compassionate towards all animals. He is a writer of the book, â€˜Asia on Footâ€™, a travelogue on his adventure and experiences. His skills involve fundraising and Management. He is with vast experience in working with various Non-profit groups in UK and USA.
>> Mrs. Sushama Singh, one of the founder members of the organisation is a Compassionate Animal lover and now an honorary Treasurer. She is good with children, she is an asset to this organisation for our PR related activities.
>> Ms. Somdooti Dutta, Mr. Debraj Das, and Advocate Mr. Abhay Kumar Mishra are amongst other members of the Organisation
>> We have Capt. Amit Basu, Mr. Sajal Chakraborty, Mrs. Pushpa Mandal and many others supporting our work
>> Dr. Ajoy Kumar, a veterinarian serving us since 2009. He has performed over Twenty Thousand surgeries for the organisation and now another young veterinarian joined the force in January 2014.
Initially, It took us Six years to mobilise the resources and convince the State Government that Animal Birth Control (ABC) Program is as important as Population control in the world. If we would not have taken this initiative, we do not know how many more years we could have waited to help the animals and people of Ranchi.
What we do
We are actively engaged in Street dog population control and anti rabies vaccination program in Ranchi City. Our concept and idea is based on minimum resources and a fund raising strategy. Earlier Government didnâ€™t had any Animal Shelter hence we approached community members/ leaders/ association to request them for providing space to run the ABC program in their area. We catch and release the dogs in the same area. We notch the tip of the ear to identify the operated dogs and bitches. The diseased dogs are euthanised to prevent spreading of the disease or rabies among healthy dogs.
How Far We Have Come
Since we started, our priority was to reduce the number of dogs by sterilisation and to help the sick and injured. Since we started this vital work in October 2007 we Sterilized (operated) and Vaccinated more than 20000 dogs and bitches until December 2012. Now that we are getting support from other groups we have increased the number of Spay/ Neuter cases to 10000 a year. Year 2013-2014, we are planning to achieve the 10000 Mark.
Late Mr. Jawaharlal Srivastava
Mrs. Anjali Srivastava