Rajakhera / Gwalior Project

Donkey sanctuary had started Rajakhera Project in 2011; Rajakhera is about 45 KM far from Dholpur District of Rajasthan. Dholpur is situated on the Highway road between Agra and Gwalior city.

Project work

The Rajakhera site has 100 brick kilns,22 kilns are working with Pack animals, with the population of 1000 donkeys and rest 78 Brick kilns work with Cart animal with the population of 800 animals.

The Brick kiln season is from December to June and in off season DSI team shifted the focus from Brick kiln to the villages near Agra district of Uttar Pradesh.

Rajakhera Brick kiln Map

The DSI Team Rajakhera work to
  • Treat the wounds and diseases in every possible manner.
  • Improve welfare of donkeys and Mules by Awareness program on donkey welfare
  • Educate the donkey owners about Overloading, Vaccination to prevent from Rabies, Tetanus,wounds and regarding Hoof care and other diseases.
  • Liaison with Govt. Vet,Pharmacies,and Brick kiln owners Muneems and other service providers to improve donkey welfare.

Gwalior Project

Initial assessment Survey was carried out in 2003, by DSI team to identify the sites where the donkeys were used as pack animals and also the donkey owning communities live.

In 2005 Gwalior Project was started with mobile clinic and ambulance to cater the population of donkeys in nearby village sites and brick kilns.

Welfare and education program is carried out by our well trained community and education officer to help and improve the life of donkey owning communities and donkeys.

Several trainings were organized by DSI, to train local vets, friaries, Harness making, Wound management etc.

Vaccination Awareness program in villages - we work with donkey owner communities live in different villages like –sheetla, banmore, antari, and other localities like KhidkiMohalla.

Where all animals are vaccinated for rabies and Tetanus.

Assessment in Brick kilns – we do the Hand tool assessment in brick kilns and based on the issues DSI team work on welfare programs in selected brick kilns to educate the donkey owners about beatingwound, lameness, harness issues, and hoof care.

Work with children to motivate them for donkey care with different activities like puzzle games, painting, by showing short videos, pictures, and by sharing stories etc.