What is RESQ?

RESQ Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and sick animals, conducting awareness and education programs which focus on impacting society with respect to reducing human-animal conflict and conservation of the environment.

RESQ is a registered Animal Charity under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 and registered under Section 12 (A) and 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


The Vision of RESQ is always focused on remaining true to it’s roots. The organisation began at a time when there was no organisation doing hands-on rescue in animal emergency on the streets of Pune. Our vision is to take RESQ to every part of this country, whether it is a small city, town or village, where there is no one doing Animal Rescue on a grassroots level. Our mission is to provide medical aid for the thousands of animals who could live a better life…with just a little help.

RESQ Values

  1. Engage in practical and proactive activism: helping animals through direct action
  2. Moderation, not extremism: promoting harmonious co-existence between humans and animals
  3. Raising animal healthcare standards: providing superior quality medical care to street animals
  4. Maximising public involvement: try to make the largest number of people as active as possible


RESQ receives all kind of animal emergencies. We treat dogs, cats, cows, buffaloes, horses, donkeys, pigs, rabbits and several kinds of birds. We have also rehabilitated 9 rescued elephants in the last few years as a Transit Facility. Wildlife emergencies are given emergency first aid by qualified veterinarians and/or  redirected to the local Wildlife Animal Orphanage or the Forest Department.

RESQ Activities


  • RESQ Veterinary Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Treatment OPD & ICU
  • Operating Theatre with Digital X-Ray, Multi-Para Monitor, Oxygen, Electric Cautery etc.
  • Medical Store
  • 150+ Recovery Units for Small Animals
  • 30+ Recovery Units for Cattle & other Large Animals
  • Indoor and Outdoor Cattery
  • RESQ Ambulances – Small (2) & Large Animals (1)
  • Halfway Home for Abandoned and Special Need Animals

RESQ Centre Layout

RESQ Centre Layout