The NGO was founded in 2009 by animal lovers Taronish Bulsara and Ruchi Nadkarni, two self-driven social entrepreneurs, with the mission to inspire co-existence between stray animals and the people of Mumbai. WFA aims to achieve this goal by finding loving homes for these helpless creatures and creating compassion, tolerance and humanity for those on the streets.
WFA runs 5 major programs Adoptions, Sterilisations, Rescue, Teach Co-Exist and Probably Paradise Shelter. The WFA team currently comprises of more than 35 full-time employees with skills, experience and certifications of specialties across the various programs. In addition, the organisation has a database of over 200 active volunteers. WFA team members are young and accepting of new ideas and innovation, with a thirst to learn and do more for the noble cause of street animal adoption.
There are no facilities or services in place in our country to protect or provide for non-sick street animals (sterilised or otherwise). The decade-old NGO was incepted with the prime aim of animal adoptions and still continues to have Indian Breed adoptions as its main forte.
WFA, along with a wide network of volunteers and foster homes, and a strong online presence, works towards homing/rehabilitating street animals, with a special focus on infant and old/disabled dogs and cats. With over 300 adoptions a year, WFA is the largest platform for native breed adoptions in the country and also hosts Asia's largest annual animal adoption camp – Adoptathon.
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