Meaning of Asha
Asha, the day before she left this world.
Asha was our founder's sweet family member. She chose to name her Asha because the word means Life and Hope. Very tragically at only 11 years old, Asha died of osteosarcoma, an extremely aggressive cancer.
Asha loved and respected all kinds of animals, never once even chasing a squirrel or rabbit. It is for this reason she was the inspiration to provide Acres of Sanctuary and Hope for Animals (ASHA) used in abusive and cruel farming practices.
The name Asha comes from the Sanskrit root meaning 'eternal law' and 'the inherent nature of existence.' In Avestan Persian the name Asha means 'the righteous way' and 'divine justice.' In many languages it also means 'hope.'
Asha is meaningful to us in the most profound way. It is hope in the name Asha, which provides meaning in the work we are undertaking at the sanctuary, and it is the righteousness and justice in Asha that are the guiding principles of our human conduct in the way we treat animals. Asha is hope in action as we work towards a compassionate future for animals.