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Teaching the skills to save animals' lives

To respond to the hundreds of requests for help that we receive from every corner of the country, in 2018 we launched our First Aid Training program to provide rescuers with basic medical knowledge.

Every other month we host 5-10 participants from all across India for an intensive week of hands-on and theoretical training.

March 2022: Training still suspended

The training is still suspended, please know that the training mailbox is not being monitored at the moment.

We are gradually re-opening our shelter to visitors and volunteers, you can find more information here.

We do not expect to restart the training sessions before September 2022.

Providing the tools

All around India, motivated animal lovers living in areas with limited or no access to veterinary services do what they can to help the animals in need. However, they often lack the knowledge to treat the most common diseases and injuries.

Our objective is to give them the skills to become life-savers of the animals in their community.

Who can participate

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. Training is given both in English and in Hindi and all materials and protocols are in English, therefore participants must be fluent in English and Hindi.

Participants must be Indian residents above 18 years old.

What trainees learn

The course is 7 days, from 9AM to 5PM each day. We combine lessons in theory, our medical protocols, and hands-on experiential learning under the supervision of our medical team.

The training covers: how to conduct a physical examination, treat fracture and spine injuries, skin diseases, respiratory infections, eye and ear problems, diarrhea and vomiting, and wounds. We also have sessions on recruiting volunteers, fundraising, and cruelty response.

How to apply

Apply for training by filling the form below. Due to the high number of applications that we receive each session, we are not able to accept all candidates. Priority will be given to experienced rescuers and to those who come from areas with limited veterinary services.

Trainees must be fully vaccinated against rabies (3 shots) to participate.


The training is given every two months, starting on the first Wednesday of the month.

The selection process takes place about 4 weeks before the training and includes a short video interview with the shortlisted candidates. Final confirmation is given about 3 weeks before the training.

The training is free of charge, and we assist the trainees with booking the accommodation and using local transport. Participants cover the costs for transport and accommodation. Scholarships are available for candidates with special circumstances.



The training is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency. The next session will be announced as soon as the situation will allow it.

A look at trainees' experiences

During the 7 days of intensive training, participants are given exposure to a wide variety of cases, making their time here packed with a huge amount of learning.

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