Alpana Bhartia has been actively involved in animal welfare for the last 20 years, and is one of the Founder Trustees of PfA (Bangalore). She is an honorary Animal Welfare Officer recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India. She promotes the use of integrated medical techniques in wildlife veterinary treatment. Alpana has written over a hundred articles on animal welfare for a leading English daily, has taught environmental education to the senior classes of St. Joseph Boys High School, and has been a speaker on animal welfare at numerous schools. She has been nominated by the Government of India on to the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), and is also on the Institutional Ethics Committee of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NMS).