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About ART, Pune

ART was founded by Farokh Irani and Vineeta Tandon, primarily to offer free, permanent housing for rescued and severely injured animals, initially with the set up of a retirement home for dogs  that had no chance of adoption. ART then progressed into offering top-notch medical facilities for street animals at supremely affordable costs. Today, Animal Rescue Trust, Pune offers a raft of services to care for animals, reduce human-animal conflict, and educate and champion this cause legally and socially. 

Our Credentials

Animals rescued and given free treatment

8000+

Animals rescued and given free treatment
Anti rabies Vaccinations

6000+

Anti rabies Vaccinations
Street Dog & Cat Sterilisations

5000+

Street Dog & Cat Sterilisations
Adoptions Facilitated

350+

Adoptions Facilitated
Special Needs Dogs at Aashiyana

50

Special Needs Dogs at Aashiyana
Ambulance Services provided

5000+

Ambulance Services provided
Animals treated onsite

500+

Animals treated onsite
Animal admissions at Centre

24 x 7

Animal admissions at Centre
Dedicated Wards for Suspected Rabies / Gastro / Distemper

Quarantine Wards

Dedicated Wards for Suspected Rabies / Gastro / Distemper
Creating awareness to reduce human-animal conflict

Conflict Handling

Creating awareness to reduce human-animal conflict

Founders

About

Farokh Irani, Founder and Managing Truste

Farokh Irani is the Founder of Animal Rescue Trust and is a businessman by Profession. A dedicated and down-to-earth person, our animal shelter on Manjri-Theur road in Pune is his brainchild. This vision has incorporated his compassion and passion into a lifetime commitment for animal welfare.

His chief goal is to establish a cordial co-existence between humans and animals.

His vision for ART is to bring about a meaningful change for the growth  of animal welfare efforts from Rescues and Legal Aid to a multispeciality free hospital for Community Animals.

About

Vineeta Tandon, Co-Founder and Shelter Manager

Vineeta Tandon is a former Animal Welfare Officer (H) with the Animal Welfare Board of India, and has been a very active animal activist for years. She manages the ART shelter along with a dedicated team of passionate and enthusiastic staff.

She has filed PILs, Writ petitions, court cases for justice to Animals and has worked extensively for the implementation of Laws with various Government Authorities and Police. She has also conducted trainings for Maharashtra State Police, PCMC police, Govt Veterinary doctors etc.

She has a wealth of information about Animal Welfare Act, Rescues and rehabilitation, conservation methods, and the Laws pertaining to Animals.

She has rehabilitated countless dogs rescued from illegal dog breeding, unkempt in tiny cages, and discarded by callous owners, thanks to her vast expertise. She has actively posed as Undercover Investigator for uncovering and bringing to justice illegal dog breeders and pet shops in Pune.

She has authored a book named SANKALAN: a compilation of various aspects and Prevention to Cruelty to Animals Act; translated in Marathi .

As Shelter Manager, Vineeta has grown ART from just a Retirement Home in 2018 to having a modernised Operation Theatre, Paralysed ward, Canine unit, Feline Section and now a separate Porcine & Bovine section. 

She is an Artist by profession.

She can be contacted at- Email: vineetatandon@animalrescuetrust.org  |   Whatsapp: 7262955444

Our Team

Accounts

Yazdin Irani

Accounts
Communications Manager

Sanya

Communications Manager
Project Mau Coordinator

Sethuraman Subramanium

Project Mau Coordinator
Animal Birth Control Section Head

Mamta Gaikwad

Animal Birth Control Section Head
Shelter Supervisor

Samadhan Raundal

Shelter Supervisor
Large Animals Section Head

Devidas Jadhav

Large Animals Section Head
Tulsi

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Veterinarians

Senior Veterinarian & Surgeon

Dr Amol Kawhale

Senior Veterinarian & Surgeon
Veterinarian

Dr Sushmita Shaw

Veterinarian

Legal

B.L.S, LL. B.

Adv. Pranit Suresh Hagwane

B.L.S, LL. B.