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Exploitation and trade cause immense suffering for millions of animals across Asia. Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers (SARCs) are on the front lines of conservation and welfare, working with governments and partners to provide immediate refuge and treatment, rehabilitation, long-term or permanent care or release, along with awareness and education programs.


The AfA Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers Coalition (SARCC) is a member-led working group.  We want to empower people and organizations across Asia through creating a coalition that fosters, facilitates and encourages networking through collaboration, coordination and cooperation on issues affecting them.  


AfA is the largest network of animal advocacy and protection NGOs in Asia. This puts us in a unique position to;  

  • be a central contact point for  SARCs and animal advocacy organizations in Asia

  • maintain a bird’s eye view of SARCs and their activities and identifying opportunities for connection

  • keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in this area of animal protection


We invite Asia’s sanctuaries, rescue centers and associated organizations to join us as we develop this exciting new network.  We do not wish to duplicate work that is currently underway, but rather complement such work by identifying new opportunities and filling in the gaps through connecting programs and organizations. 


Our vision is for Asia's sanctuaries and rescue centers to achieve their own missions in helping animals

through having a collaborative and supportive community. 


Our aims are to;

  • raise awareness of the issues that impact the welfare of animals across Asia;

  • provide advocacy support for campaigns within the region aimed at improving animal welfare and/or ending the exploitation and suffering of animals;

  • facilitate discussions between organizations and the sharing of information in the pursuit of solutions to animal welfare issues;

  • maintain the network and act as as central point for animal welfare organizations offering guidance and resources to help alleviate animal suffering; 

  • unify our voices, build capacity and share technical resources and opportunities. 




Do you know of a sanctuary or rescue center in Asia? 

Explore below to see how we will achieve our vision and aims

Want to know more about joining the AfA Network? 

Our Sanctuary and Rescue Center Coalition Members

We are proud to be joined by our partner sanctuary, rescue center and supporting organizations.