Home / About us

About us

Learn more about our organiaztion

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 animals’ 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, ‘Asia on Foot’, 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 Somduti Dutta and Mr Devraj Das along with Advocate Mr. Abhay Kumar Mishra are other members of the Organisation

>> We have Capt. Amit Basu, Mr Harcharan Singh 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.

Our History

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 didn’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.

The Inspiration

Late Mr. Jawaharlal Srivastava

Ex-Chairman India

Mrs. Anjali Srivastava

Chairman India

Our Volunteers

Luke Gamble

United Kingdom

Kate Shervell

United Kingdom

Andy Gibson

United Kingdom

Jordana Burdon Bailey

United Kingdom

Frederic Lohr

United Kingdom

Nikola Piesinger

United Kingdom

Dr Munmun De


Ian Battersby

United Kingdom

Dr Richard Mellanby

United Kingdom

Dr Murugan Appupillai


Sunny Baweja


Asif Sheikh Zaman


Shaheen Zaman