Leaving a job in the United States to come back to India is not an easy decision but Mini Vasudevan made the transition in 2004, to help stray animals in Coimbatore. Her effort has now been recognised by the Government of India which has awarded her Nari Shakti Puraskar, an award instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development on International Womens Day, March 8th. In 2006 Mini Vasudevan and her husband Madhu Ganesh founded the Humane Animal Society(HAS) a Non Governmental Organisation which works for the welfare of animals in Coimbatore. HAS eventually ventured into vaccination, rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned animals along with the task of creating awareness among people what to do with hurt or distress animals. HAS played a very dominant role in Coimbatore in implementing mission Rabies which was aimed to prevent spreading of rabies through mass vaccination of dogs. Mini is hopeful of more positive things which will come in HAS's way. Asking for her further work she tells that, “We still have a long way to go".
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