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Samabhava is an organisation that helps and strives to help the working equines of Bangalore, India. At present, we have 13 equines (horses & ponies) in our care. These equines have been rescued from abandonment, accidents and human cruelty in the city of Bangalore

We strive to give them a life of dignity, which is the least we can do after the role they have played in our lives. Kindly browse through our profile to know more about our activities.

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  1. 1. SAMABHAVA …. helping those animals who work to help us
  2. 2. SAMABHAVA “Serving man in war, mobility, productivity, agriculture and development of all kinds, the Horse is by far one of the largest contributors to the enhancement of civilization.”
  3. 3. About Us a) How it all began b) A brief history on the Working equine population of Bangalore c) Working Animal Welfare (WAW) – i) Project Atonement ii) Emergency iii) Field Visits d) Making the Connection (MTC) e) Future Plan and Vision f) How you can help
  4. 4. How it all began ‘SAMABHAVA’ was established on June 5th , 2010 on the eve of World Environment day. ‘SAMABHAVA’ is a Kannada word derived from Sanskrit, which translates into “equal respect for all”. ‘SAMABHAVA’ helps and strives to help the working equines of Bangalore. At present, we have 14 equines (horses & ponies) in our care. These equines have been rescued from various scenarios of abandonment, accidents, permanent disability and human cruelty. We strive to give them a life of dignity, which is the least we can do after the role they have played in our lives. SAMABHAVA has two primary wings – Working Animal Welfare (WAW) and Making The Connection(MTC)
  5. 5. How it all began Our Managing and Founder Trustee, Mr. Sandesh Raju, a French translator by profession has been closely involved with animal welfare in various capacities, for over a decade. After a detailed survey of the city’s Ngo’s Sandesh found that there was no organization in Bangalore that looked exclusively into working animal welfare, despite the extensive use and abuse of equines for transport etc. SAMABHAVA strives to give them a dignified life after they are aged, disabled or injured. We also endeavor to improve the condition of the present working equines by conducting field visits to educate and spread awareness among their caretakers.
  6. 6. A brief history on the Working equine population of Bangalore, Karnataka The city of Bangalore, Capital of Karnataka, and the city where SAMABHAVA conducts its activities, still has a floating population of 210 - 230 working equines, of which 90% are ponies and the rest are horses. A few facts about the evolution/degeneration of the use working ponies in Bangalore is given below: Till about the mid seventies, ponies were extensively used for transporting passengers in the city - before the public transport system was implemented vigorously. The estimated working equine population in the late sixties and early seventies is said to be around 45000. Till the late eighties, an estimated 3000 ponies were used in Bangalore to transport passengers, and to lesser extent, goods. With the economic revolution of 1991, and since the time Bangalore became a hub for overall development, the use of working ponies saw a gradual but significant decline in Bangalore.
  7. 7. Two main reasons could be attributed to this decline: a. Owners/Caretakers of ponies shifted to the use of motorised transport – We still find quite a few goods auto and passenger auto rickshaw drivers who were once upon a time driving a pony cart. b. Battle for road space between the cart drivers and the drivers of motorised vehicles. Since the nineties, passenger transportation in a carriage pony/horse became non- existent. Those still interested in this trade, modified their carts so as to enable them to carry goods. All cart ponies of Bangalore as of date only transport goods, especially pipes and other construction related materials. They are able to survive in face of the competition offered by motorised transport because of their low hire charges and an effective relationship with the shopkeepers.
  8. 8. What does SAMABHAVA do for these animals that are unable to work anymore? Working Animal Welfare
  9. 9. i) Project Atonement Animals were not designed to work. In the wild, these animals would ideally live a life of freedom, good health and companionship. As much as we support this way of life for working animals, it would take us a long time to bring about such a change in the mindset of the communities who use animals for work. SAMABHAVA, thus tries to bring about a life of dignity to as many animals as we can. Project Atonement is an initiative to restore this dignity in working animals that are old, abandoned and permanently diseased/injured/lame. We rescue such animals, and have them adopted for life. Once an animal comes under our Project Atonement scheme, it will always be a part of us, and will never return to working even if it regains its fitness to work. These animals love the environment of a well-maintained shelter, and would not like to return to working on the streets. We lend a ear to their likes and dislikes, instead of measuring them from their working capacity.   At present, we have adopted 14 equines, out of which 11 are sponsored for life.
  10. 10. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 1 Survivor (9 years) ‘Survivor’, our first rescue, was accidently electrocuted by a transformer on the streets of Goripalya. His caretaker alarmed us about his condition. We followed up with emergency first aid and after a couple of weeks, he was admitted to an animal welfare organisation in the city.   Status as of today: ‘Survivor’ now lives in Krupa Loving Animals (An animal shelter at Kengeri, Bangalore) in the company of 5 other adopted ponies.   Sponsors: ‘Survivor’ is sponsored by our well- wisher Bishwaksen Bandhopadhyay, Hyderabad.
  11. 11. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 2 Zuma (16 months) ‘Zuma’, a foal, lost his mother when he was 7 months old. His ‘first’ caretakers kept him tied through day & night. He was later sold to another caretaker. He was running a high fever at the time. The new caretaker was determined to save Zuma’s life and wasn’t keen on ‘Zuma’ being another working animal after what he went through. After seeking help from our well-wishers; we managed to buy Zuma and free him from misery.   Status as of today: Extremely ‘naughty’, needs to be trained in some amount of discipline, but enjoying his stint at Krupa Loving Animals in the company of 5 other equines. Zuma is battling a skin condition at present.   Sponsors: ‘Zuma’ is sponsored by Anupama Rammohan and Arvind & Rashmi Khungar, Bangalore.
  12. 12. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 3 Good Boy (26 months) ‘Good Boy’ was a differently-abled Kathewari horse that was to be traded for breeding purposes. His fetlock area on his right fore-limb was twisted. Because of his gait, he had no value in terms of a ‘working horse’, hence chances of his potential caretakers with commercial inclination, giving him a life of dignity was less.   Status of today: He was at Palace Grounds, along with other very well-taken care-off horses and ponies. In addition to those of his own species, ‘Good Boy’ was extremely friendly and ‘good’ to human-beings. Despite our veterinarians best efforts, he passed away on 24-5-2013 due to Colic.   Sponsors: ‘Good Boy’ was sponsored till his demise, by Rohan Raman & Aditi Ravichander, Bangalore. They continue to donate to SAMABHAVA.
  13. 13. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 4 Ganesha (18+ years) Following his caretaker’s death, ‘Ganesha’ was abandoned on the streets of Banashankari about 10 years ago. We received three calls about him in the span of two months. We were unable to track him in the first two attempts. Luckily, we were successful in the third attempt. Taking into consideration his age, he was shifted to a shelter at Palace Grounds.   Status as of today: Due to his age, Ganesha is less mobile. However, he is in good health aside from a hoof infection that was treated recently. He is now at Rare Earth Farm, off Kanakpura Road in the company of another one of our adopted ponies, named ‘Peppermint’.   Sponsors: ‘Ganesha’ is sponsored by Samyukta Lakshmi & Aditya Gurudev Urs, Bangalore.  
  14. 14. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 5:- Equine name – Bahadur (25+ years) Due to his old age, ‘Bahadur’ was abandoned by his caretaker on the streets of Goripalya in 2011. Owing to his old age, we decided to try and give him a life as natural as possible, away from the busy streets of the city. ‘Bahadur’ was shifted to Krupa Loving Animals after rescue. Status as of Today: On 4th October, 2011, ‘Bahadur’ passed away. Upon investigation, and in the absence of any credible evidence of an unnatural/accidental death, we incur he died a natural death owing to his old age. He was about 26 years old. Sponsors: He was sponsored by Biswaksen Bandhopadhyay, who is also ‘Survivor’s’ sponsor.
  15. 15. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 6 Basava ‘Basava ‘was a lame pony, found wandering around the streets of Basavanagudi amidst traffic and chaos in September 2011. It was discovered that ‘Basava’ had a case of ‘Ankolysis’ in his front right knee bone (the bone movement is severely restricted). This animal, which has helped the economic activities of Bangalore, for many years certainly deserved to be a beneficiary under our Project Atonement.   Status as of Today: ‘Basava’ is now at Krupa Loving Animals in the company of 5 other equines and is enjoying his retired life.   Sponsors: ‘Basava’ is permanently sponsored by Philip Wollen and Trix Wollen from the Winsome Constance Kindness Trust; he was also adopted for the month of November 2011 by our well-wishers Shreyas Jayakumar and Shane Jacob.
  16. 16. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 7 Sultan (9+ years of age) In November 2012, ‘Sultan’ was found amidst heavy traffic on the streets of Banashankari. He suffers from a deadly and extremely painful hoof disease called ‘Founder’ or ‘Laminitis’ (this condition occurs when there is inflammation of the laminae (folds of tissue connecting the pedal bone to the hoof). He was barely able to walk. We took him in our care and began corrective therapy under the guidance of our Hoof Care Advisor, Rudrapratap Singh.   Status as of Today: ‘Sultan’ is now at Krupa Loving Animals shelter where he enjoys the green grass under his hooves instead of the traffic infested tarmac roads.   Sponsors: ‘Sultan’ is sponsored by one of our very important well-wishers and supporters, Sandhya Acharya and her husband Ravi Prakash.    
  17. 17. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 8 Parinda (8 years of age) ‘Parinda’, a pony with a major spinal cord injury was rescued from Banashankari area in April 2012. His spinal cord injury was so grave that he was unable to stand by himself for a few days. He was apparently attacked by a buffalo. The Kiwi Care Team (a team of specialized equine experts and veterinarians) from New Zealand, who worked with us in April 2013 strongly suggested that we euthanize Parinda owing to his intolerable and extended suffering. The KCT Team’s diagnosis suggested a likely femoral fracture. Parinda was laid to rest on 28th April, 2013. Parinda’ was at Krupa Loving Animals with six other equines and was best friends with ‘Survivor’. He lived at Krupa under SAMABHAVA’s care for one year.   Sponsors: ‘Parinda’ was sponsored for life by Deepak Nainini of The Happy Donkey Sanctuary.  
  18. 18. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 9 Biscuit (27 years of age) ‘Biscuit’ – an abused former ceremonial horse was rescued in July 2012. ‘Biscuit’ had overgrown hooves. Such a deformity occurs when a horse is not cared for. He is said to have been used in Kannada movies. It is extremely appalling that he was doomed to a life of misery after being used for profit. His hooves have been trimmed and are regularly monitored.   Status as of Today: ‘Biscuit’ now lives at Krupa Loving Animals. He has made best friends with another one of our rescue’s named ‘Bronco’. ‘Bronco’ is extremely protective of ‘Biscuit’. ‘Biscuit’ now lives a life of dignity and happiness. At present, Biscuit is being intensively treated for a hoof condition called ‘Granuloma’.   Sponsors: Our well-wisher, Nirupa Rao is the life-time sponsor for ‘Biscuit’.
  19. 19. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 10 Bronco(20+ years of age) ‘Bronco’ was spotted near Cubbon Park in June 2012. One of our well-wisher’s and ‘Bronco’s’ first sponsor Juhi Sheth, led ‘Bronco’ to the footpath as he was in the midst of bustling traffic. For the next three months, six attempts to catch ‘Bronco’ were all in vain. ‘Bronco’ was allegedly used in street racing and had probably suffered a history of abuse due to which catching him was a tedious task. The seventh attempt was finally a success, after which he was moved to Krupa Loving Animals shelter .   Status as of Today: ‘Bronco’ is happy in he company of his best friend ‘Biscuit’, at Krupa Loving Animals. ‘Bronco’ loves bread, and a handful of bread is the best way to befriend him!   Sponsors: ‘Bronco’s’ was sponsored by Juhi Sheth and her brother Abhishek Sheth from October 2012 - February 2013. Nirupa Rao, the sponsor of ‘Biscuit’ has been sponsoring ‘Bronco’ since March 2013.
  20. 20. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 11 Toby(12 years of age) ‘Toby’ was rescued by an NGO – Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Sanstha – on 19th September night from one of the streets of Frazer town. ‘Toby’ has a twisted fetlock joint (ankle) on the right leg and the hooves on his front two legs were also overgrown, deformed and infested with maggots. Status as of Today: ‘Toby’ is now at a portion of Palace Grounds belonging to our well-wisher and hoof care advisor Rudrapratap Singh. He lives in the company of ‘Good Boy’, ‘Bangalore’ and our latest rescue ‘Westend’. He is enjoying a dignified life in the company of our other lovely animals. ‘Toby’ loves to sleep and roll about in the cool mud! At present, he is being treated for a hoof infection and is showing gradual signs of improvement.  Sponsors: ‘Toby’ is sponsored for life by another one of our important well-wishers, Deanna Widner, Bangalore.
  21. 21. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 12 Peppermint(20 years of age) ‘Peppermint’, an old, starved pony was made to work by an alcoholic. A few members of the the tanga-pony community alerted us about the plight of this pony. On October 2nd , ‘Peppermint’ gained his freedom. The members of The Great Indian Dog Project Association helped us purchase ‘Peppermint’ from his ‘owner’.   Status as of Today: ‘Peppermint’ is now a healthy pony. He lives in the company of another one of our rescued ponies, ‘Ganesha’ at Rare Earth Farm off Kanakpura Road.   Sponsors: ‘Peppermint’ was sponsored by our well-wishers Priya Gundanna, Anagha Sreenivasan and Jani Iyer for four months following his rescue. His previous sponsor Anagha Sreenivasan, has graciously sponsored him till October 2013. He is yet to find a permanent sponsor.
  22. 22. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 13 Bangalore(10 years of age) In November 2012 we received a call about a pony wandering near the Metro Station at CMH Road, Indiranagar. The pony was temporarily adopted by a tent house owner and was named ‘Bangalore’ by the tent house owner’s son. ‘Bangalore’ seemed to have a problem with his hip area. Due to lack of space, we handed over two weeks of feed. The Indiranagar citizens did their bit to keep Bangalore for a few days. ‘Bangalore’ was subsequently moved to a portion of Palace Grounds belonging to our well-wisher and hoof care advisor Rudrapratap Singh.   Status as of Today: ‘Bangalore’ now lives a happy and peaceful life away from the bustling city roads, in the company of our other rescued equines at Krupa. Sponsors: ‘Bangalore’ is sponsored by Trixi Menhardt till July 2013.
  23. 23. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 14 Westend In January 2013, we received a call regarding an immobile pony in front of Taj Westend, Race Course Road. The pony had a limp; wobbly gait and was undernourished. He also had severe inflammation in his genital area. He was moved to Palace Grounds the same day. He is being administered medication for his inflammation. Status as of Today: ‘Westend’ lives in the company of our other rescued and adopted ponies at Palace Grounds. He is under observation and is being treated for his inflammation.   Sponsors: ‘Westend’ is sponsored by the Late MA Prakash Trust till January 2014. He is yet to find a permanent sponsor.
  24. 24. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 15:- Equine name – Bell On 6th May, 2013 evening, SAMABHAVA received a call about a pony (hitched to its cart) that had collapsed on New BEL road. It seemed that the driver had overloaded the cart, and had made the pony transport about 750 odd kgs. The pony was immobile and had lost a large part of the fur on his hind legs. After several examinations by our veterinarians, it was confirmed to be a case of Sacral ligament damage. 4 to 6 months of rest, coupled with some minor exercise, should help the pony return to normalcy. Status as of Today: The pony is now able to strut around and is recovering well. Sponsor: Bill Forge Private Limited, a leading automotive component manufacturing company has pledged to sponsor ‘Bell’ for life.
  25. 25. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 16:- Equine name – Yolo Yolo, an abandoned ex-working pony was included in our Project Atonement Scheme in May 2013. Owing to an alarm raised by Mrs Vidya Bhonsle and Yamika Damani, an animal lover, we decided to adopt Yolo. Yolo has a weak back and stifle area and needs time and a planned exercise schedule to recuperate.   Status as of Today: Yolo is now in the company of three of our other adopted equines at Palace Grounds. He is still getting used to a free environment as opposed to the harsh life he had on the streets.   Sponsor: Yamika Damani and her sister Yuvna Damani have pledged to be Yolo’s permanent sponsors.
  26. 26. Our Rescued & Adopted Equines Rescue & Adoption No. 17:- Equine name – Senator On 8th June, 2013, one of our caretakers informed us about a pony grazing in Palace Grounds premises – not very far from where we have a few of our equines sheltered in the premises of Rudrapratap Singh’s family. His rear legs seemed to stretch outwards, from the knee downwards. His discomfort was evident. He was named ‘Senator’ and adopted by us. Status as of Today: He is now housed in our Palace Grounds shelter (at our hoof advisor & well-wisher Rudrapratap Singh’s premises)   Sponsor: Bill Forge Private Limited, a leading automotive component manufacturing company has pledged to sponsor ‘Senator’ for life.
  27. 27. Emergency Cases
  28. 28. ii) Emergency SAMABHAVA has attended several emergency calls since its inception. The public has called us in on many situations where they spot equines in distress due to accidents, diseases as well as abandonment. A horse that had a narrow escape from a speeding train being treated
  29. 29. Types of Emergencies Treated Colic Colic is essentially, pain in the digestive tract. It is caused due to the quality and excessive quantity of food. Rapid drinking of dirty water also causes Colic. Eating strange things such as garbage, plastic; infestation of Internal Parasites and sharp teeth are also possible causes. SAMABHAVA has tended to several Colic cases since its inception. Treatment has been administered depending on the seriousness of Colic. In certain severe cases, where there is no hope for improvement, the animal has to be euthanized. Rabies Rabies is a highly zoonotic, viral disease. The incidence of rabies in equines compared to other animals is low but the disease is important because a rabid horse may serve as a source of infection for humans. The furious form of Rabies may cause paralysis, convulsion and even death. SAMABHAVA has treated a few cases of Rabies over the years. We also ensure to administer Anti-Rabies Vaccinations to as many Equines as possible.
  30. 30. Types of Emergencies Treated Strangles Strangles (also equine distemper) is a contagious upper respiratory tract infection of horses. The disease is very contagious and morbidity is high. Strangles cases, have most often been euthanized due to the inability to detect the disease in a timely manner. Road and Miscellaneous Accidents Several equines have been victims of road accidents. Which either result in minor injuries such as cuts and bruises or severe fractures, and breaking of bones which ultimately leaves them permanently disabled or leads to a slow and painful death. In situations where there is no hope for survival, the animal has to be euthanized. There are other injuries equines encounter due cruelty and ill-treatment by humans. SAMABHAVA has treated and followed up on several such cases.
  31. 31. Emergencies – Treatment & Follow-Up In every case attended by us, we ensure follow up of treatments for the animals, so as to ensure the healing process. We try our best to ensure that the Caretakers make certain that the animal recuperates well. Follow-up medicines for the treated equines as provided to the caretakers by us, for free.   Tremendous improvement in the wounds of a foal attacked by dogs A pony that had been slashed with a knife by an anti- social, being treated
  32. 32. Euthanasia Policy SAMABHAVA does not believe in Euthanasia without a sound cause. Only in severe cases, where the animal’s injury or disease causes immense suffering; do we take an informed decision to euthanise. It is in our values to interact with the caretaker of such a suffering animal, to ensure that the last moments of the animal are peaceful and happy. We give the animal its favourite food and help it pass away without pain.
  33. 33. Emergency Statistics . Diagnosis No. of Cases 1. Colic 13 2. Rabies 1 3. Strangles 9 4. Road and Miscellaneous Accidents 10 5. Euthanasia 6 Total: 39
  34. 34. Field Visits
  35. 35. Field Visits SAMABHAVA conducted mass TT vaccination camps in 2010. We have also conducted random field visits in 2011, which included hoof care for equines, dentistry and vaccination drives. SAMABHAVA has also attended to saddlery wounds cases (caused due to unclean and ill-fitting saddlery) as well as cases of bad farriery (The science of hoof trimming and fitting the right shoe) in certain areas in Bangalore and in the outskirts of the city. The Field visits also essentially include educating caretakers about the level of care required in terms of farriery; vaccinations as well as load bearing for working animals etc. We have worked with veterinarians, Farriers, equine dentists, surgeons and equine experts from Bangalore as well as Mumbai, Switzerland and New Zealand. Areas Covered Bangalore (pony resting places): Kalasiplaya, Nagarthpet, Magadi Road, Goripalya (2 stands), Banashanakri, Neelasandra, K R Market, Tannery Road, Modi Road (off Tannery Road), as well as Ramanagara, Channapatana, Srirangapatnam and Mysore.
  36. 36. Modus Operandi for Field Visits We usually target areas where the use of ponies as working animals is abundant. Ideally, SAMABHAVA’s message could be spread more effectively if we had the infrastructure to conduct a presentation with images so as to sensitise and educate rural folk about the importance of:- i) good farriery (bad farriery causes severe pain, lameness and laminitis/founder in working equines) and; ii) vaccinations for working ponies iii) saddlery (uncomfortable and unclean saddlery causes wounds which can get aggravated without timely care);   The fundamental idea is to empower caretakers and their families to take better care of their working equines independently. They should also be able to administer basic medication. In addition, the correct method of farriery must be followed to ensure the pony’s comfort.
  37. 37. Field Visit Statistics August 2010 – July 2011 Sl.No. Diagnosis No. of cases 1. External Injuries (wounds due to accident, fights, saddlery) 145 2. Musculoskeletal disorder (lameness) 198 3. Respiratory disorders (cough, nasal cavity disorder,…) 75 4. Gastro-intestinal (indigestion, colic…) 112 5. Eye problems 17 6. Skin disorders 47 7. Hoof ailments 3 8. Infection & Infestation (Fever, strangles) 16 9. Miscellaneous 37 Total: 647
  38. 38. Field Visit Statistics Sl. No. Preventive Number of Animals covered 1. Teeth rasping/floating 47 2. Vaccination against tetanus 253 3. General Check-up 65 4. Anti-Rabies Vaccination 85 (56 dogs; 29 equines) Total: 450
  39. 39. Random Field Visit Photos
  40. 40. Random Field Visit Photos
  41. 41. Random Field Visit Photos
  42. 42. Random Field Visit Photos
  43. 43. Random Field Visit Photos
  44. 44. Making The Connection “MAKING THE CONNECTION” is the name given to our Humane Education & Awareness wing. Works towards the cause of promoting a healthy, environment-friendly and compassionate lifestyle. Our MTC work includes, conducting presentations at colleges We welcome requests for meetings and explain to one or a group of people, the concept of Veganism, the leading causes of environmental degradation and animal suffering. We would impart knowledge on how each person can contribute towards significantly minimizing the impact on the environment and reducing/eliminating animal suffering, while at the same time improving their own health and well-being.
  45. 45. Future Plan & Vision SAMABHAVA’s final and ultimate goal is to procure a land of our own so as to reduce dependency on third parties and also have one common destination for all our rescued equines. We also plan to increase the frequency of our field visits as well as make them more effective in terms of getting the message across. At present, we can only spread the message through word of mouth. We plan to conduct computer presentations in rural as well as urban areas where ponies are used, so as to pictorially depict the injuries and suffering of working equines. This will educate caretakers in a better way and sensitise them towards their working equines. In the long run, we hope that the number of casualties amongst working animals reduces in Bangalore and the other places we have covered. This will give us the confidence to branch out to other cities and towns to improve the condition of working animals and help them live a life of dignity.
  46. 46. “How you can help” Short – term needs Urgent Needs Sponsoring our Equines SAMABHAVA’s most urgent need is finding sponsors for our rescued and adopted equines. At present, 10 out of our 13 equines have sponsors. Adopting a pony gives you and your family visiting rights to bond and spend time with your pony! We make ends meet in the absence of sponsors. However, such added expenditures take away from the other activities and tasks we need to accomplish. You could adopt a pony at 4,000 INR a month and a horse at 5,000 INR a month. These figures cover only the feed and maintenance for the animals. The medical requirements are borne by the NGO. You could refer to slides for information on our equines without sponsors; or click on the Facebook links below :- Peppermint (20 year old pony) (temporarily sponsored till November 2013) Kindly refer to Slide 21 for details Westend (pony) (temporarily sponsored till January 2014) Kindly refer to Slide 23 for details
  47. 47. “How you can help” Short – term needs Brochures Brochures are our simplest tools to reach out to more people. Donations/Assistance towards these would be really helpful. Veterinarian Fee The work done for us by our veterinarians is not something the NGO can naturally afford. Contributions towards the same would help ease our monetary burdens so that we can channelize our funds for other critical requirements.   Colour Printer At present, Samabhava has a ‘black & white’ printer which helps us in our day to day requirements. A colour printer would help us create more attractive and effective brochures/documents.
  48. 48. “How you can help” Short – term needs Field Visits Donations towards field visits are based on the place that we visit. A Field Visit to Ramanagara or Channapatna may cost upto 10,000. Refrigerator (small) The NGO office stocks up 90% of the emergency and general equine medicines required. Certain medicines need to be refrigerated. A small refrigerator would help us store our medicines in a more effective manner as well as avoid wastage.   
  49. 49. “How you can help” Long-term Needs Fund Raising Assistance for Expansion You could help us towards our end goal of having a common shelter for all our rescued equines. With this in place, we can reduce dependency on third parties and have one common place where all our ponies can live a retired life of dignity.   Ambulance for Rescues & Transportation Throughout our rescues in the past, we have used hired vehicles for rescues and transportation of equines. SAMABHAVA’s work would be much more effective if we were to have a rescue vehicle of our own. With an ambulance, we would be better equipped for emergency cases as well. The vehicle would also be extremely helpful in carrying out field visits in places apart from Bangalore.
  50. 50. Legal Disclaimer SAMABHAVA is keen to portray itself as a transparent NGO, and rest assured that every rupee received as donation will be used to its logical end, i.e. towards our final beneficiaries.   All donations to SAMABHAVA are entitled to tax exemption u/s 80G (2) (a) (iv) r.w.s. 80G (5) (iv) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. 80G Order No. : DIT(E)BLR/80G/30/AAJTS7220D/ITO(E)-3/Vol 2012- 2013 12A No.: No.DlT (E)BLR/I2A/S-2231/AAJTS7220D/ITO(E)-3/Vol 2010- 2011 dated 16/03/2011
  51. 51. Glimpses of our Equines Our equines at Palace Grounds
  52. 52. Glimpses of our Equines Our adopted equines at Krupa Loving Animals, Kengeri
  53. 53. Glimpses of our Equines Ganesha (left) and Peppermint (below) at Rare Earth Farm, off Kanakpura Road
  54. 54. Our Voluntary Help includes Rudra Pratap Singh Our well-wisher and farriery advisor; has been a constant support. He has generously allowed us to utilize his premises for Project Atonement. At present, four of our adopted equines are sheltered in his premises. Dr. Ismail Jawad A veterinarian by profession, who has been helping us voluntarily in several emergency cases as well as field visits. He is always available for any equine related query and attends to our cases most of the time. Mr. Champalal Jain, the prime trustee of Krupa Loving Animals (an animal welfare organization at Kengeri Satellite Town) has been extremely kind in offering us about half an acre of space , for seven of our equines. Teknath, the main caretaker of Krupa, works tirelessly to ensure that our equines are healthy and happy. He does this in addition to his pre-existing duties towards the other animals at Krupa. Mr. Bernard Duvernay A Swiss farriery expert who comes down to Bangalore every six months and offers us his hands-on consultancy. He accompanies us on farriery field visits in prime areas of Bangalore; where working equines are found. Dr. Akruti Choksi A dentist who specializes in Equine Dentistry, has helped us with the Dental Health of our Adopted ponies. She has visited all the places where our equines are sheltered to conduct a routine checkup for our adopted Equines. Arvind and Rashmi Khungar have offered a part of their farm space off Kanakapura Road for 9 of our ponies, where currently, two of our ponies reside.
  55. 55. Glimpses of our Work Dr. Akruti Choksi, who specializes in equine dentistry, rasping a pony’s teeth Our well-wisher and world-renowned Swiss Farriery expert, Mr. Bernard Duverny tending to one of our pony’s hooves
  56. 56. Glimpses of our Work Our farrier, Chand Pasha, tending to a pony’s hooves with the Krupa caretaker, Teknath’s assistance Our Volunteer Vet, Dr. Ismail working on the deep wound of a pony
  57. 57. Glimpses of our Work Our farrier, Chand Pasha, working on our adopted pony’s hoof with the assistance of our caretaker Rajesh, while our Hoof- care Advisor and well-wisher , Rudraprathap Singh looks on.
  58. 58. Glimpses of our Work The Kiwi Care Team; a team of equine experts, veterinarians, farriers and equine dentists worked with us in April 2013. The Team and SAMABHAVA tended to working equines in working equine hubs in Bangalore , Srirangapatnam and Channapatna.
  59. 59. SAMABHAVA Core Values We believe that it is important for people associated closely with SAMABHAVA to know the below information. Accounts and Transparency SAMABHAVA has adopted the ‘Transparency First’ concept. We plan to have our accounts audited and approved as per the accounting standards of India. We make it a point to ensure that each and every rupee from the corpus fund and from donations reaches the rightful beneficiaries, i.e. the animals. Food arranged by SAMABHAVA SAMABHAVA in essence is an organization based on the principle of veganism. But we will not be forcing veganism on our volunteers during the time they are associated with us. Food/snacks arranged by an individual of the organization (for example, the Managing Trustee) in his/her personal capacity will be vegetarian. On the other hand, food and snacks that the organization provides and/or pays for will be vegan in nature.
  60. 60. SAMABHAVA Core Values Conflict of interest SAMABHAVA is also concerned about animal rights in a few areas. We strongly believe that at this point of our civilization, we are much better off if we were to abstain from the use of animals for experimentation and entertainment. Hence, however difficult it may be for us to survive, we will not seek the help of any entity who are directly into what we call 'animal cruelty', minor or major. For example, we will not host ‘multi-cuisine’ charity dinners as part of our fund-raising as there is an evident clash of interest. Neither will we have a structured approach in sheltering non- herbivore animals, which requires us to feed them with animal products.
  61. 61. SAMABHAVA Contact Us: To know more about SAMABHAVA and our activities, kindly visit our website at or visit our Facebook page at You can reach our Manager, Tina James at or +91 974 375 5522 Or, Our Co-Founder, Sandesh Raju at or +91 944 955 9767
  62. 62. SAMABHAVA “Thank you”