TACO- The Animal Care Organization

Building an Ecosystem for Animal Welfare

Creating a Holistic Animal
Welfare Ecosystem

To improve the future of animal healthcare and well-being, Anil Agarwal Foundation launched TACO in 2022.

It is a unique animal welfare project which is providing world-class infrastructure, veterinary services, a training facility, and animal shelters to heal and protect animals.

One of the main focus areas of TACO is to foster humane handling and high-quality veterinary care for India’s abundant street and domesticated animals. TACO aims to create access to the best medical practices, medicine, and trained professionals to help animals in need. Stray and abandoned animals are often sick and malnourished, through our initiative we will seek out and rescue abandoned and stray animals and provide them with a decent life by providing food, medical care, and shelter.

Our Vision

A compassionate India where every animal lives with dignity and respect.

Our Mission

To establish a world class sustainable and scalable ecosystem for the wellbeing of animals based on the principles of One Health.

TACO is a first-of-its-kind animal welfare project which will provide world-class infrastructure, veterinary services, training facility and animal shelters. We aim to set up a sustainable and scalable ecosystem for the well-being of animals, in collaboration with global academic institutions and knowledge partners.

Ms. Priya Agarwal Hebbar

Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Non-Executive Director, Vedanta Ltd. & Anchor, TACO

The 6 Pillars of TACO

With the mission to cater to the needs of stray and domesticated animals, we are providing best-in-class facilities for animals in need of care, support, and shelter. We understand that animal health professionals are important actors in the ecosystem, thus we have also prioritized developing a skilled workforce of veterinarians and trained workers through academic training programs.


  • Focus on Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming
  • Nutrition & Well Being
  • Animal Housing Services
  • Geriatric & Palliative Care


  • Emergency & Rescue Services
  • Preventive and Curative Veterinary Care
  • Pharmacy, OPD, Diagnostics
  • Mobile Health Van & ABC


  • Center of Excellence
  • Resource Center & Community Outreach
  • Knowledge & Skill Development
  • R & D Initiatives

Wildlife Conservation

  • Contributing to Maintenance of Sanctuaries.
  • Contributing to Reduce Human-Animal Conflict.
  • Awareness Generation among Public.
  • Support for Rehabilitation of Injured Animals.

Disaster Relief

  • Providing animal care in instances of natural calamities/national level exigencies
  • Temporary Sheltering/ Re-Homing
  • Collaboration with local NGOs/ Volunteers in Rescue Work
  • Technology Interventions in Disaster Relief

Sector Development

  • Conferences / Conclaves on Animal Welfare
  • Collaboration within AAF Initiatives
  • Publication/ Newsletters
  • Collaborating with NGOs/Animal welfare champions/ schools & colleges


Launching of The Project

Signed an MoU with Government of Haryana & adopted a cow shelter to create best in class facilities for animals in need of care.



  • Houses injured stray & abandoned animals


  • Best in class infrastructure upgradation of the shelter
  • Multi species shelter at Rajasthan with prime focus on camels


  • Medical aid to animals in need
  • Ambulance for sick & Injured animals

Upcoming Development

  • 24x7 Veterinary hospital to prioritize advanced animal healthcare – Haryana & Rajasthan
  • Animal Birth Control Programme to control stray animal population – Haryana & Rajasthan
  • Mobile Health Van for animals to provide door to door medical services - – Haryana & Rajasthan

Wildlife Conservation

  • Ranthambore National Park procured patrolling vehicles for surveillance utilizing Rs 1 crore grant awarded by TACO.

Upcoming Development

  • TACO pledged Rs 1 crore grant to Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve to set up anti-poaching camps & procure surveillance vehicles.

Disaster Relief Efforts

  • Fed stray animals during Covid 19 through local animal welfare organizations and animal feeders
  • Flood relief and rescue activities for animals and community in flood affected villages in Faridabad, Haryana
  • Fed the stray animals affected by Delhi NCR floods through local animal welfare organization

Veterinary Training Academy

  • Training given to community on pilot basis
  • Training given to community in partnership with NDDB Dairy Services
  • Training given to school children and community in partnership with Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS)

Upcoming Development

  • Mega Academy with training modules

Sector Development

  • Celebration of International Dog Day by felicitating the heroes feeding over 400 dogs daily
  • Conducted Walkathon & launched #waterbowlchallenge during summers with the students of Social Work, Delhi University to raise awareness on animal welfare
  • Joined hands with Bhumi Pednekar’s Climate Warrior to conduct walkathon & launch #waterbowlchallenge at Mumbai
  • Provided water bowls and urged people to look after the stray animals by providing them with water during summers

Community Engagement Activities

  • Conducted tree plantation drive, drawing competition, awareness sessions on prevention of animal cruelty with school children

Employee Engagement

  • Celebration of World Rabies Day by vaccinating stray dogs against Rabies & collaring them at 11 business unit locations of Vedanta & at TACO Shelter
  • Celebrated International Tiger Day at various Business Units & Nand Ghars
  • Freedom from Hunger campaign launched at business units urging employees to feed the stray animals
  • #waterbowlchallenge initiated at business units and Nand Ghars to provide drinking water to animals during scorching heat


  • Partnered with Fujifilm for health screening of the cattle housed at the shelter
  • Partnered with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for setting up Bio gas, silage & training to the community
  • Partnered with Pedigree India for free of cost dog food for the strays

Sustainable. Scalable. Responsible.

TACO has set out to transform the animal welfare ecosystem through a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach. TACO has teamed up with implementing agency YODA, to create a sustainable and scalable animal welfare ecosystem.

We have developed a holistic welfare program for animals in need. The project goes much beyond provision of sheltering and free medical services for animals. We work across a wide spectrum, ranging from medical research to capacity-building programs for professionals and animal handlers, from outreach and advocacy to expansion of TACO to different states. Ultimately, our objective is to create a safe, sustainable, and scalable ecosystem for animal welfare.

Impact Till Nov’23

Total animals provided shelter
Number of total animal beneficiaries treated through animal health camps in collaboration with Business Units and Nand Ghars
Number of animals rescued during floods in Delhi & Haryana
Number of sectoral engagement activities
Number of wildlife interventions
Number of animals vaccinated at TACO shelter & through BUs
Number of feeding drives conducted at TACO shelter & through BUs
Number of water bowls placed for strays at TACO shelter, through BUs, NGs and partner colleges
Number of farmers benefitted through animal OPD services
Number of farmers benefitted through awareness sessions & training
Number of initiatives at school and colleges

Contribution to
Sustainable Development Goals

Directly Aligned With the SDGs

Directly Aligned With the SDGs

Awards and Accolades

Case Studies

Our Partners

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TACO-The Animal Care Organization
Anil Agarwal Foundation, Vedanta Limited
8th Floor, Emaar Capital Tower 2, Sector 26,
MG Road, Gurgaon-122002