Welcome to Stray Relief and Animal Welfare (STRAW) India, whose motto is Animal Welfare through Education.

STRAW India is a registered non-profit organization that works for the welfare of animals through the medium of humane and animal welfare education. Our efforts enable us to significantly influence school students to develop empathy towards people, compassion towards animals and care for the natural world so that they can make a difference and bring about a positive change.

Unlike other animal welfare organizations that run animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, we are the only full-service provider of humane education in New Delhi, India. Though we are based in New Delhi, our long-term project - "Compassionate Classrooms", allows us take humane education into classrooms all over India through school textbooks. Here, we work along with educational boards like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and state educational boards.

On a day-to-day basis, we conduct humane education workshops in schools and make presentations in colleges. Our Animal Helpline offers counseling to pet owners and helps coordinate rescue operations so as to bring help to distressed animals in the fastest possible time. We offer services at no cost to Government schools and non-profit agencies.

Our Programs

STRAW promotes empathy and compassion for all living beings and care for the environment by educating young people through following humane education programs and workshops:

Compassionate Classrooms

This program introduces humane education contents into school textbooks that are either republished or are newly published by the various central and state educational boards in India.

Animals Welfare Workshops and Presentations

The aim of this programs is to sow seeds of empathy towards people, compassion towards animals and a respect for the environment.

Painting and Essay Writing for Animals and the Environment

This program provides wonderful platform to sensitize school children about the importance of animals and the need for a clean environment in our everyday lives, and its inter-dependency on all living beings, on this planet.

Celebrating Important World Days

There are a few days in the year, when we are able to fully dedicate, celebrate and revel in the magnificence of our planet, our environment and the plethora of life that exists upon it. Along with this, these days are used as a platform to spread awareness on multiple issues that are harming the environment and causing life forms to suffer unnecessary pain.

Nature Walks and Outdoor Learning

In today's fast moving Internet world, children, especially in urban settings, have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment. We provide that bridge through our humane education programs, by including a nature walk to a forest in the vicinity of the school.

About Us

Stray Relief and Animal Welfare (STRAW) India is a registered nonprofit/non-government organization and its focus is summed up in its motto, Animal Welfare through Education. It promotes empathy and compassion for all living beings and care for the environment by educating young people through its humane education programs and workshops.


Stray Relief and Animal Welfare (STRAW)
4th Floor, D2/2303, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi, INDIA
PIN: 110070
Email: [email protected]

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