Humane Animal Society

A non-profit trust helping animals in Coimbatore, India, since 2006

Birth control

Neutering and spaying of 20,000+ dogs since 2006

Rabies vaccinations

30,000+ companion animals vaccinated against rabies since 2006


Sick, injured or abandoned animals are rescued by HAS every day

ABC and Rescue Centre

Animals are admitted at the ABC and Rescue Centre for sterilisaton and emergencies


Animals that are healed and cannot be rehabilitated elsewhere, stay at the Sanctuary

The Ambulance

A centerpiece in our activities is the ambulance, donated by Dogs Trust UK in 2016


We have facilitated 3000+ adoptions since 2006


Preventing suffering through education and by creating awareness


Welcome to the Humane Animal Society!

Humane Animal Society (HAS) was established in April 2006 as a non-profit trust under the Indian Trust Act to address the welfare of stray animals in the city of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. This we do through animal birth control and anti-rabies drives, and by rescuing animals that are in urgent need of treatment. The rescued animals are treated and rehabilitated at our ABC and Rescue Centre before being released back to their community. The HAS Sanctuary becomes the new home of the ones for whom release wouldn't be safe.

HAS is also engaged in creating awareness, and advocates for the equal rights of all sentient beings.

HAS does receive a small amount of public funding, but is reliant on the contribution of generous individuals. By volunteering and donating, and by adopting, fostering or sponsoring individual animals, you not only have a direct and measurable impact on the well-being of stray animals in Coimbatore, but also on the almost 300 cats and dogs, plus two cows and a horse, that live at the Sanctuary or are being treated at the ABC and Rescue Centre.

So, please come in to explore further. We welcome you to open your hearts and join our cause.

A celebration of kindness and compassion

a HAS documentary

A walking tour of the ABC and Rescue Centre

a HAS documentary

Most recent

News, events, animals and volunteer experiences
EveryLife 2024 calendar is ready!

This year's theme, once again, is core to the very mission and vision of HAS: rescues. We have featured some beautiful rescue animals and their stories this year - some that are house pets, some community animals, some that are residents of our shelter, some that are disabled - ALL of who have admirable strength and unrestrained love. Rescues like these were possible only with your unstinting support.

By Mini Vasudevan   |   12 October 2023
Category: Shop
HAS Newsletter, April 2024

Despite the summer's challenges, our Animal Birth Control (ABC) Programme experienced a significant surge, with over 300 surgeries performed last month alone.

By the HAS Team   |   13 May
Category: Newsletters
Annual Report 2022-2023

The Annual Report 2022-2023 is a detailed account of our accomplishments during the year. Shared through descriptive text and vivid images, the publication highlights the tireless efforts of our management team, staff members, donors, volunteers, and well-wishers in creating a more compassionate world for the street animals of Coimbatore.

By the HAS Team   |   23 January 2024
Category: News
Our dog made us better humans

Ezra was adopted in 2012. It was a journey, not just for him, but also for his humans who have learned a lot from Ezra. In fact, Ezra has created humans who are much more rounded than they were before they met him.

By Zurwan N. Amaria and Devatha P. Nair   |   16 August 2021
Category: Stories
Interview with Mini Vasudevan

Humans of Coimbatore interviewed HAS founder and managing trustee Mini Vasudevan in February 2020. The interview is featured on the various digital platforms of Humans of Coimbatore. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Humans of Coimbatore for giving visibility to our work. We are so grateful when other organisations choose to feature our work and spread our message of compassion to the millions!

By the HAS Team   |   20 August 2020
Category: HAS in the media
Pixie, ready for adoption

Rescued as a young, orphaned pup, we became Pixies substitute mother and she quickly endeared us all to her. Frequently caught mid escape attempt, she was an adorable bundle of mischief and love. Adopted and returned once, she remained under our care and aside from a minor skin infection that responded well to treatment, she thrived and is now a proud, healthy member of our permanent family.

By the HAS Team   |   18 August 2020
Category: Animals
Jimmy, ready for adoption

Jimmy was found tied up at our sanctuary gate, abandoned by his family. Though his abandonment made him to feel insecure, he really has come out of his shell. Jimmy prefers to receive affection on his own terms but once you earn his trust he will happily receive pets! He is sweet, affectionate and enjoys his lap time with our volunteers.

By the HAS Team   |   20 March 2020
Category: Animals
Marc and Elisa's volunteer experience

HAS is always seeking general volunteers interested in working with animals, volunteer veterinarians, vet nurses, or vet students to work with our two vets and six animal care staff to sterilize and provide treatment for animals, mainly street dogs. We welcome volunteers for any amount of time, and no particular experience is necessary. If you are interested in volunteering, please write to us at or register your interest by filling our Volunteer Registration Form. Marc and Elisa were volunteers at HAS in early 2020. Read about their volunteer experience here.

By Marc and Elisa   |   10 February 2020
Category: Volunteer experiences

Purrrfect Christmas!

a HAS special feature
We are actively supported by the following companies and organisations
FANUC India Private Limited
Security Services India Ltd.
ARC Group of Companies
ZF Wind Power Coimbatore Pvt. Ltd.
Trident Pneumatics Private Ltd.
Worldwide Veterinary Service
Dogs Trust
Help Animals India
Citizens for Animals
India Animal Fund
Earth Dogs