Watch as Animal Rahat Helps a Scared Mother Cow Limping in Pain

Published by Zachary Toliver.

Limping in pain and scared, this mother cow didn’t know what to do to alleviate her agony.

That’s when PETA’s friends at the Indian animal protection organization Animal Rahat received a call. The cow had a metal wire embedded in her hoof. She was afraid of being caught and even tried to hide from humans among other cows.

But the folks from Animal Rahat remained patient and were eventually able to sedate her and gently remove the piece of sharp wire. After a little antiseptic and a few painkillers, the cow was feeling like herself again.

She was taken back to her nursing calf, who had certainly missed her. A family reunited and an animal no longer in pain—that’s what Animal Rahat is all about!

Animal Rahat offers a safe haven and a new lease on life for animals, who deserve happiness, autonomy, and respect after so much suffering.

Animal Rahat helps thousands of animals in often desperate need in rural regions of India. The group’s 10-acre sanctuary provides rescued and retired animals with a lifetime of care. Some of the sanctuary’s residents were retired from backbreaking work in the sugar trade, some came from cruel circuses, and many were rescued after illness, injury, or abandonment.

In addition to providing formerly abused animals with a home and high-quality veterinary care, the group’s animal protection initiatives include spaying and neutering dogs and cats, rescuing displaced wild animals, and rehabilitating them with the help of state forest departments.

You Can Help Animal Rahat Rescue More Lives by Sponsoring an Animal

Whether you’re helping to supply vaccinations for a “community dog,” secure medical care for an injured bullock, or provide relief through one of many other sponsorship opportunities, your generosity will have an immediate impact for animals in need.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind