On August 1, IDA India celebrated its new, fully equipped, state-of-the-art large animal ambulance. On hand paying tribute was a Member of Parliament and the Mayor of Navi Mumbai. Popular actor Shri hosted the affair and young children performed dramatic skits on animal welfare.

Mrs. Fizzah Shah, IDA India’s president, expressed the group’s long-hoped-for dream – building an animal hospital in Navi Mumbai for homeless and stray animals – IDA India is seeking a suitable plot of land in the region. But the day belonged to the unveiling of this ambulance – an astonishing feat of custom-built machinery, designed by IDA members.

 Navi Mumbai is home to many abandoned cattle, who are often seen wandering the streets. It was a daunting task to load such large animals onto the old ambulance and it was also extremely stressful to the injured animal. The new ambulance is armed with a hydraulic lift and a trolley that can be taken out of the van and pulled directly to the place where the animal is lying. The animal may then be carefully loaded on the trolley and slid on the lift. This remarkable transport will bring immeasurable relief to the animals.

Mr. Aspi Rusi Sattha donated the ambulance to IDA India in memory of his brother, Ruinton Rusi Satta, a great animal lover.

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