Saving lives by eradicating rabies
One city at a time
CHAL-USA invites proposals from India-based non-profits that support our mission to end rabies.
Grants of $1,000 to $2,000 will be given to non-profit organizations that are selected by our board.
Help us to protect animals and people by promoting the ABC-AR program and eradicating rabies.
India-based non-profit? Submit Proposal.
CHAL-USA has been established to raise funds to promote the implementation of Animal Birth Control-Anti-Rabies (ABC-AR) programs in South Asia, and eventually help towards the eradication of rabies in that region.
The disease claims the lives of around 20,000 people in India alone each year.
Compassionately Helping All Life – CHAL
CHAL-USA, a 501 (c)(3) (EIN # 27-4833929) is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was set up in 2012 by three animal rights activists in California, who believe that respect for all life is the meaningful foundation for a peaceful world – hence the name CHAL, an acronym for Compassionately Helping All Life. “Chal” is also the Hindi word for “Let’s Go.”
”The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
Why was CHAL launched?
In India, a child dies of rabies every two hours.
About 24 people a day – over half of them children – suffer an excruciating death from the disease.
In India, more people die from rabies than anywhere else in the world. The country accounts for 35 percent of the total global deaths. Most rabies deaths in children occur when they come in contact with infected dogs.
Fatal though it is, rabies is almost 100 percent preventable.
A proven method of controlling the spread of the disease is by the ABC-AR (Animal Birth Control-Anti-Rabies) vaccination program that is being carried out by a number of animal welfare organizations worldwide.