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.
To promote the love and respect of humans for animals
To develop the human/animal bond
To espouse the environmental and ethical benefits of vegetarianism
To undertake practical and educational programmes to promote animal protection and welfare and the needs and interests of animals
To provide financial, educational and technical assistance
To carry out these projects alone or in co-operation with other organisations in Developing Countries
To carry out some projects with the governments of the Developing Country when necessary
Community dogs, having been captured on the streets as part of the ABC programme are taken by DAS staff for kennelling, prior to spay operation. The dogs will be released in the place they were caught after a full recovery.