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 200 cats and dogs, plus a cow 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

Most recent

News, events, animals and volunteer experiences
HAS Newsletter, September 2020

While many of us are becoming weary of hearing and talking about Covid-19, sadly the virus continues to have a devastating impact on many areas of all our lives, and with international travel remaining at a virtual standstill (while domestic travel is possible, but with restrictions in place), our facilities have both been missing the benefits of overseas and local volunteers.

By the HAS Team   |   14 October 2020
Category: General News and Newsletters
Interview with Mini vasudevan, August 2020

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: General News and Newsletters
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
Vennila, ready for adoption

Vennila came to HAS with partial blindness, and a case of canine distemper. The distemper was cured, but the blindness may just be a part of who she is. When you come around her, she needs you to approach her slowly and let her sniff you, because she cannot see very well! As long as you are not a cat, she will sit calmly and let you pet her, and she may give you a little lick! She is calm and tolerant around other dogs and would likely enjoy the company of another gentle dog. Come meet this wonderful poppet today!

By the HAS Team   |   7 January 2020
Category: Animals

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