In India, donkeys, camels, bulls, ponies, elephants and horses are using to carry heavy goods and luggage. Most donkeys and ponies carry bricks, sand and are found working in building construction, while camels and bulls are found pulling carts fully loaded with iron, steel and heavy machinery in the industrial area. Some vegetables and fruits vendor use bulls to pull a cart and move in different area for selling vegetables. Elephants are basically used in religious or wedding functions.
In India, the life of working animals is very miserable. There are no specialized veterinarians for cattle and horses. So many homeless cows are living on roads and eating garbage and plastic and after which they are suffering gastric problems.
ASHA foundation provides free treatment and vaccines for working animals. We keep records for all working animals.
We help the owner of the animal and keep trying to make them more aware. In Ahmedabad city, there is no hospital for large animals and Asha foundation is the only shelter and hospital for them.