FAQs

FAQs

Answers to some of your most asked questions.

Take a look through the frequently asked questions below to find the answer you're looking for. Feel free to go to our Contact page to get in touch with any questions not answered here.

Visit and Volunteer

What are the opening hours to visit the shelter?

We give 4 tours a day at 10:30, 12:00, 2:00 and 3:30. Please come at least 10 minutes before the tour starts to sign in.

We’re open every day of the year.

Visit our Plan your visit page for directions and more information.

Do I have to book to volunteer?

No, you do not have to book to volunteer. Walk in volunteers are welcome! 

Take a look at our Volunteer page for more information about volunteering. If you are planning on volunteering for more than a week, it’s great if you can give us a head’s up by writing to us here.

Do you provide accommodation for volunteers?

We don’t provide accommodation, but there are many hotels in Udaipur at all price ranges.

We are located about 25 minutes from the historic part of Udaipur (the Old City) which is where most of our volunteers like to stay. There are few options close to Animal Aid. 

The best place for recommendations is our Animal Aid Unlimited Volunteers group on Facebook, where many past and future volunteers share experiences about where they have previously stayed or will stay.

Can kids volunteer?

Kids above 14 can volunteer with a parent or guardian accompanying them at all times.

Children ages 8 to 14 can visit the shelter and go on a tour, but they won’t be able to volunteer. There will be limited access to the areas but they are welcome to stay up to half a day with our friendly sheep, goats and calves with parental supervision.

Do you charge fees to volunteers?

No, volunteering is free!

I'm a vet / vet nurse. Can I volunteer with your medical team?

We do not have volunteer positions open for short-term veterinary nurses or doctors, but if you are interested in long-term volunteering (6 months or more), please write to us at volunteering@animalaidunlimited.org.

Medical services

I found an injured animal on the road. Can I bring it to Animal Aid?

Go to our Report an injured or ill animal in Udaipur page to read about rescuing an animal.

Please do not directly bring an animal to Animal Aid without calling on our helpline for instructions. Not every animal needs to be, or should be brought for treatment, many can be treated directly on the street by our Street Treatment Team.

If you are a non-Hindi speaking foreigner, ask for the assistance of a local person to speak with our helpline call attendant to explain the exact location and other information.

What are the opening hours to bring or visit an injured animal?

For visiting an animal admitted in Animal Aid, opening hours are from 2PM to 4PM. Bring along with you the animal’s rescue identification number which you will have received via Whatsapp message at the time of rescue. This ensures that we can locate this animal within our hospital.

For bringing an injured animal to Animal Aid, visit our Report an injured or ill animal in Udaipur page and call on our helpline for instructions.

Do you have a clinic for owned animals?

No. We rescue and treat unowned street / colony animals only.

Where is Animal Aid located?

Animal Aid is located near the TB hospital in Badi, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Go to our Plan your visit page for directions.

Is Animal Aid in any other Indian cities?

No, Animal Aid has only one center in India which is in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Donations and funding

How can I donate?

The easiest way is to donate online.

Donors from within India can donate with credit or debit card, UPI, Wallet, Net Banking or cheque.

Donors from outside India can donate with credit or debit card, Apple Pay, PayPal or check.

 

Do you receive funding from the government?

No, we rely 100% on private donations.

Are donations to Animal Aid tax deductible?

If you are donating from the USA or from India, your donations are fully tax deductible.

If you are donating from other countries, it depends on your country tax laws regarding donations to USA.
Can I donate from my country?

You can donate from all over the world!

Can I bring / send donated items such as medicines or blankets?

Animal Aid, like most organisations, prefers monetary donations as they allow us to plan and manage our resources as well as make bulk purchases and get more value from each donation.

However, we do have a wish list of items that are either not easily available in India or that you can directly buy for us on Amazon.

We do not encourage donating medical items because we have specific protocols for medical supplies.

Why should I create an account when I donate?

Creating an account allows you to view your donation history and directly manage your monthly donations.

Adoption

Can I adopt one of the animals from your rescue videos?

Take a look at our adoption page to see which animals are up for adoption.

We currently only adopt within India.

Do you adopt animals overseas?

No, at this time we do not have the option of overseas adoptions.

Jobs and career opportunities

Do you have an internship program?

No, at the moment we don’t have an internship program.

How can I join Animal Aid?

Check our our career page and apply for an opening directly online.

 

Training program

Do you have any training opportunities?

Yes, we offer a week-long First Aid training program every two months.

The training is aimed at people who are already active rescuers and are willing to become a point of contact for injured and sick animals in their area.

Check our Training programs page for more information.

In which Indian cities do you have a training program?

Our training program is conducted in our shelter in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

We do not have any training program in other Indian cities.

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