Disaster strikes again
2016 brought disastrous ﬂooding to the northeast state of Assam, affecting over 1.5 million people and countless animals. Our team JBF (Just Be Friendly) was there to provide food, medicine, advice and moral support, demonstrating by their deeds that all lives are precious. Through interventions like these, we set an example of compassion that will beneﬁt animals not just now, but for years to come. The word is getting out: animals matter!
Fighting animal abuse in Kerala
You may have heard that the state of Kerala is a rough place for animals. We and local activists sometimes feel helpless, but we are ﬁghting back by supporting court cases against brutal street dog killers. This year, we also funded struggling animal shelters working against all odds in the cities of Kollam and Trivandrum and encouraged others to join in.
Progress in Varanasi
It's difﬁcult to imagine the ancient city of Varanasi had no dedicated animal clinic or shelter until we stepped in. 2016 brought another major victory: the municipality itself partnered with our project, "Varanasi for Animals." Now we can help even more dogs!
An award for one is an award for all
I was deeply honored this fall to become a recipient of the Pollination Project's 2016 Award for Unsung Vegan Heroes. This award recognizes advocates who are working quietly behind the scenes to create a better world for animals. It's so ﬁtting that my work for Help Animals India is what attracted this recognition – supporting unsung animal heroes is what we're all about. And people like you who help us do that are our heroes, too!
We are inspired to continue working for the animals in 2017, with your help, in our worldwide circle of compassion. Wherever there is compassion – for humans or for animals – it uplifts us all and heals the world.