The Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany provides a “heaven on earth” for its 176 animals. Opened in 2005, the nonprofit organization (which relies heavily on donations to cover its daily expenses of $500) is a no-kill “retirement villa” for many animals that were branded as having behavioral problems, as well as animals with medical issues. For owner and operator Indra Lahiri, “The human condition is really the condition of being alive.”

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