The Tree of Life for Animals (TOLFA) is one of my favourite places in the world !
It is a special place. You can feel the love as you walk through the gates.
Animal hospital and rescue centre TOLFA saves thousands of animal lives a year while supporting the local community. Founded by Rachel Wright a vet nurse (awarded the CEVA Welfare Veterinary Nurse of the Year for her tireless work and creation of Tolfa ) is also a deeply spiritual person seeing not just the physical body but the soul of each individual animal that passes through the gates of Tolfa, many animals who would have been deemed unsaveable have been given a second chance by being lucky enough to arrive here instead of facing an uncertain future on the streets. As well as receiving the best medical care available they are nurtured back to full health, with complementary therapies playing an increasingly important part in their rehabilitation. My first visit to Tolfa was in 2010 and I have to say it was lifechanging - I now teach on 'The Healing Paws Retreats' run by Tolfa and last year 2013 Tolfa became an official SARA Shelter. I would strongly encourage animal professionals ; Behaviourists, Therapists, Reiki Practitioners, Communicators, to pay a visit to these amazing animal teachers - they are so open to interacting and communicating with us you will never look at an animal the same way again. The street animals of India are waiting for you .....
Here are just some of the permanent residents at Tolfa
Dave Bella Shantaram