A well connected, organized and improved movement is of utmost importance to overcome challenges and animal sufferings.  Different organizations all over the country have been working in the area of rescue, onsite treatment, care and rehabilitation of animals in conflict, domestic animals, urban wildlife and more.  However, isolation and disconnection often mar opportunities for animals in cities across India.

The objective of Movement Building is to improve and organize the existing framework of animal protection and to form greater connectivity. The most significant addition to the Movement Building Programme has been the creation of supporting local federations, in various cities. The concept of having a local federation in cities has made a major impact on the success of animal welfare. Federation of Animal Protection Organizations or FAPO as they are called, are a group of animal protection organizations, functioning locally, under a common umbrella.

The services and benefits offered to the local FAPO's include:

  1. Conflict resolution.
  2. Networking and the sharing of information.
  3. Regular training & workshops.
  4. A platform for members to initiate a new campaign or to get support for existing city-wide campaigns.
  5. Nodal point for participation in national FIAPO led campaigns.
  6. One on one mentoring support for all FAPO members as and when per request.
  7. Quick access to FIAPO membership, which also opens up eligibility to all the grants that FIAPO provides.
  8. Special discounted price at any FIAPO even, which includes national events like IFA, regional events like boot camps and also any of the workshops.

At present there are two active federations, namely:

JFAPO (Jaipur Federation of Animal Protection Organizations)

Our oldest Federation, of 16 organizations and over 50 members and volunteers – JFAPO has built expertise in cruelty cases. It piloted the Illegal Slaughter Campaign and continues to have a vigilant eye on the present condition of Illegal Slaughter in the city.

GMFAPO (Greater Mumbai Federation of Animal Protection Organizations)

A Federation of 20 organizations and over 30 members and volunteers – GMFAPO works on a variety of issues ranging from Street Animal Care to Wildlife to Legal interventions for animal protection. Currently, this federation is working actively to ensure that there are no unlicensed pet-shops in Mumbai.

Working collaboratively is one of the best things we can do for animals- if you’d like to start a local federation in your city- write to us at mail@fiapo.org.

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