Dharamsala Animal Rescue

Dharamsala Animal Rescue


We seek a humane environment for animals with direct benefits to the communities of Himachal Pradesh, India. We work to end human deaths by rabies, provide humane animal control programs and community education. We are committed to the success of local partner organization,The Himalayan Nature Society.


Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi – Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Spiritual Teacher

Tenzin Chogkyi, first met Arvind in the spring of 2009 through a mutual friend who knew of their shared love of animals. During Tenzin’s travels in India, she rescued a sick puppy and several birds, including a barn owl. Since meeting Arvind, Tenzin has been tirelesly fundraising for Dharamsala Animal Rescue through her Buddhist teachings. Buddhism places a strong emphasis on kindness and compassion towards all human beings and Tenzin sees her involvement with our projects as a natural extension of her own spiritual practice.


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