equine rescue & rehabilitation


Meet the gorgeous rescues that now call The Backwater Sanctuary home. Read the heartbreaking stories of their pasts and know more about the effort, patience and time it takes for our animals to learn to love and trust again.


Sponsoring an animal is the perfect way for you to become personally involved in our rescue initiative. Monetary donations/donations in the form of basic equine supplies are also accepted and always appreciated.


Hand made by the gorgeous Shannon Wild, The Backwater Sanctuary Charity Bracelet is now available online at the Wild in Africa Store. 50% of proceeds from these beautiful bracelets goes to The Backwater Sanctuary and helps support our equine initiative.


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Our Story

Founded by Zoha Jung Nambiar in 2018, The Backwater Sanctuary is a non profit committed to the successful rehabilitation of horses, ponies & donkeys suffering from abandonment, abuse or neglect, and providing them a safe home for retirement.

Through the Sanctuary and with the help of our rescues, we hope to increase awareness of the level of abuse of equines in India.