The RESQ Wildlife Transit Unit
In January of 2019, RESQ was granted permission to function as a Wildlife Transit Unit. Working in coordination with the Pune Forest Department, RESQ has been rescuing, treating, rehabilitating and releasing wildlife such as birds, monkeys, elephants, turtles, civet cats, and snakes, among others. Urbanisation and expansion of city borders have led to increasing incidents of human-animal/bird conflict.
RESQ is actively working towards the goal of reducing such conflict through our Wildlife Transit Unit. Upon receiving a report about an injured or sick wild animal through our Helpline or Webline, we then conduct the rescue, provide it with all necessary medical treatment, and prepare it for release into its natural/suitable habitat. We have dedicated a segregated section at our RESQ Centre towards the treatment and care of wildlife that come to our Wildlife Transit Unit, taking care to create a peaceful and secluded environment for wild animals to heal in. We have also put together a dedicated team of vets and caretakers who specialise in handling and treating wildlife.