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The Asswin Project for Donkeys and Other Animals in India is a UK registered charity which finances a healthcare programme for needy animals in and around the outskirts of New Delhi. It rescues and provides medical treatment to injured and sick working donkeys and horses, and also to street dogs and other needy animals.

The team in India, headed by Jean and Bob Harrison, work year round on every day of every week, and regularly visit the many construction sites, brick kilns, and so-called ‘slumdog’ encampments around New Delhi.

During these visits they give treatment and care to suffering donkeys, and at the same time offer practical advice and help to the owners and their families on effective animal husbandry.

They also respond to calls from the community, the police, and the fire service to help animals involved in road accidents, and have access to a veterinary service when needed.

Since 1994, Jean and Bob Harrison have been working tirelessly in animal welfare in India, and during that time have worked with all the the well known UK animal welfare charities which are represented in India.

But then in 2005 - having identified a huge unfulfilled need - they decided to go it alone, and established "The Asswin Project".

The name ‘Asswin” reflects the work of the Aswins - physicians in Hindu mythology who were said to attended to the needs of the sick, and to alleviate pain and suffering. By adding another 's' the link is made with the ass, or donkey - and hence “The Asswin Project”.

To potential donors, we would like you to know that what few overheads the charity does have are covered by contributions from the UK Government under its "Gift Aid" scheme, and that the administration and fundraising team in the UK are all unpaid volunteers.

This means that every penny of every donation is spent on the rescue, treatment and care of the animals themselves


Jean and Bob Harrison, Delhi

Bob and Jean Harrion helping working donkeys in Delhi
The 'retired'! couple who are out on the streets of Delhi, rescuing working donkeys.

You can contact Bob on his mobile. if he isn't too busy rescuing a donkey he may answer his mobile!


(India) 9810164214





Ms Sarah Noble, Tel: 01323 832325
The Asswin Project
Well House,
Wartling Road
East Sussex BN27 1RX

Tel: 01323 832325 

UK CHARITY : 1112882

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