Onsite Rescue

Every single day, we receive between 60 – 100 reports about animals in different kinds of emergencies from all over the city of Pune and its fringe villages, as well as Lonavala Town (60 kms from Pune).

Since 2007, RESQ has rescued over 30,000 sick and injured animals from the streets of Pune.

We receive all kinds of animal emergencies ranging from road accidents to wounds, fractures, infectious diseases like Rabies, Distemper, Skin Infections, and several other illnesses in dogs and cats. In cows, horses, donkeys and other large animals, we receive wound cases, road accidents, and rumen-impacted cases of ‘plastic cows’.

We have two small animal ambulances and one large animal ambulance, which cover different areas of Pune city based on emergency levels. We have one Onsite Rescue Team and ambulance, which is fully equipped to handle all animal emergencies in the town of Lonavala.

Area-wise Onsite Teams
Area Wise Onsite Teams

We have been spreading awareness about ‘How to contact us if you see an ill or injured animal’ in schools, colleges, and through several other public spaces and mediums since 2007. It brings us great satisfaction and is very humbling to see that irrespective of social status, whether it is a local vegetable vendor or businessman, every kind of person has managed to report animal emergencies and chooses to bring an animal in need of medical aid to RESQ. Read some RESQ Stories here!

The Onsite RESQ Team

Our team is fully trained in catching, first-aid and transport procedures for all animals. Whether it is a dog that is injured or a cat stuck on the 9th floor of a building ledge, a 500-kilo buffalo stuck in a mud swamp or an aggressive injured bull, our RESQ team is skilled appropriately to help an animal in almost every scenario!

Very often the Animal Reporters also help out by cordoning the animal in an enclosed area or pitching in to help with the rescue!