ASHARI stands for Animal Shelter cum Hospital And Research Institute. The vision is to help and rescue the reportedly ill or wounded stray animals of the city and aid them.
Ashari has been engaged in sheltering and curing animals. The NGO rescues animals from roads and addresses the chronically ill or immobilised strays. The NGO enjoys a significant advantage: it is the largest animal shelter in Eastern India, spread across 4.4 acres where no animal is denied treatment. The animals are released back to their location once they are fit. This cycle of service has been going on for the last 15 years at PFA Kolkata under the supervision of Smt. Maneka Gandhiji & Ms. Gauri Maulekhiji.