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The Maya Foundation was born informally in 2007 when its Founder rescued her first injured stray dog in Paro, Bhutan, and operates simply under the belief that all beings, including animals, deserve care and love, and a chance at life.


The Foundation is named in loving memory of an abandoned horse later named Maya, rescued from severe injuries in 2011 whose life was saved by the help and expertise provided collaboratively by people locally and abroad, including technologies never seen before in Bhutan. Unfortunately though, she later passed away when this same help and similar technological capabilities were not again available.


Thus, her life and death serve as continued inspiration to the Foundation to what is possible, and what is needed, for such second chances and life-saving opportunities to exist.

TMF is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, and operates solely on the contributions of the Founder, and the small kindnesses of others. We are 100% volunteer run and do not, nor ever will receive a paycheck for our work.
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