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Karuna Society for Animals and Nature has been established in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, South India since 2000. It is a registered non-profit organization working for animal welfare and the environment by providing free medical care and shelter for sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals, while sustaining all food production with organic farming and alternative fuels.

“Karuna”, in sanskrit, means compassion, which is the motivating force behind all our activities.

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Our latest videos capture our work and successes over the year.

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The Karuna Story

Welcome to Karuna Society for Animals and Nature, Puttaparthi, India My name is Clementien Koenegras, President of the Society and I like to tell you how Karuna Society came to life… When I arrived in Puttaparthi with my husband and son in 1995, it didn’t take much time for me to see the suffering of animals all around. Countless street dogs with pups, many run over by buses on the main road. Donkeys dying on ...
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