WFA has had two name changes since its inception in the early l990‘s when it was registered as the charity Indian Agricultural Rescue Mission by Christine Townend.
Its purpose was to raise funds for animal shelters in India, and in particular for Help in Suffering Animal Shelter in Jaipur, Rajasthan, of which Christine Townend was appointed Joint Managing Trustee in l990. At that time IARM was an unincorporated association.
Under its new name Working for Animals Inc. continues to support HIS plus Darjeeling Animal Shelter and Kalimpong Animal Shelter.
The Aims and Objectives and Constitution of WFA remain the same.