After witnessing the degrading conditions of stray animals, which are forced to live in unhygienic conditions without sufficient food, it became an earnest need to form an animal welfare organization dedicated towards the animal welfare. We are blessed with a rational mind that is capable enough to differentiate between right and wrong. We are also endowed with a gift that no other species is blessed with, the gift Of Speech. We are granted the power of words to express our sufferings and feeling. But unfortunately, our fellow mute companions have been deprived from these favors. They silently devour all the wrongs and injustices caused to them. Being the member of the superior race, it’s our moral responsibility to speak for them. Being provided with a resourceful mind, it’s our sole duty to furnish them with the basic amenities like food, shelter, medication, etc. Apart from the basic amnesties, animals also look for love and compassion. They crave for warmth and empathy from human beings. They need an organization which will not only provide them a roof to live, but also with the necessary care and companionship. Kanha Upvan is an animal shelter which gives a roof to thousands of animals. Being taken care after by the Lucknow Municipal Corporation, It required a dedicated and efficient organisation for its smooth functioning. Just then, LMC along with the SPCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jeev Aashraya Gaushala, giving it the rights and responsibilities to administer the animal shelter in a seamless manner.
As the toll of animal abuse and ill-treatment was rising, it was becoming mandatory to set up an animal welfare organization in India which will soulfully and heartily work with a sole purpose of succoring animals that are in deep distress and danger. Jeev Aashraya took birth on 16th December, 2012, with a prime incentive to benefice the creatures whose sufferings have been ignored since long. Despite the fact that LMC along with the SPCA was associated with the shelter, Jeev Aashraya came forward with unparalleled and innovative ideas for the cause. It was due to the plausible efforts of Mr. Anoop Singh (President), Mr. Yatendra Trivedi (Secretary) and Harshita Deo (Manager) that the organization has been able to offer their services to the ones that have been heard the least. Jeev Aashraya is a non-profit organization that is dedicated towards the well-being of the animals- especially strays. Our vision and commitment is to free animals from any kind of injustice and brutality. We ensure that the animals inhabited in the shelter are bestowed with an ecofriendly environment with an open green landscape so that they feel connected to nature and animal lovers. With more than 1450 animals at our shelter home (Kanha Upvan), we believe in conserving them with compassion. We have set up a clear goal of benefitting our faunal heritage and serve them with utter dedication. The organization envisions and strives to connect all the animal lovers and create a world where no animal is rendered homeless or die a painful and indifferent death. The organization still has a long way to go but it has certainly not given upon its faith that one day will surely achieve what they aim to do.