January 23 – Garage Sale for a Better World now a monthly event

Animal Nepal/1905 restaurant’s first Garage Sale for a Better Planet, organised on January 7, was a big hit. We managed to raise Rs 17,000 for needy animals. That is why we have decided to turn it into a monthly event,  held always on the first Saturday of the month.

As far as we know our monthly Garage Sales for a Better Planet are the first of such kind in Nepal. The term Garage Sale stems from the fact that traditionally in the USA these events were usually held in a garage or carport.

The event was born when Animal Nepal got donated a house full of second hand items. We used some of them for our shelters and volunteer room but realized there was still a lot left. When we talked to Shobha Rayamajhi, who is a board member at Animal Nepal, she offered to help us organize a Garage Sale at her restaurant, 1905 in Kantipath. We combined it with 1905’s Saturday Farmers’ Market, when a lot of people visit the premises.

Everyone is welcome to sell his or her goods at the sale. Renting a table costs Rs 100 and participants are requested to donate 10% of their income to Animal Nepal. If someone wants to donate second hand items to Animal Nepal, our volunteers will offer these items for sale.

January 20 – Animal Nepal concerned about rabies outbreak in Kirtipur

Animal Nepal is concerned about a rabies outbreak in Kirtpur. Today we caught a rabid dog at the Department of Horticulture,  just ten minutes away from our shelter. the dog was the victim of a feral rabid dog, which attacked 7 people (incl 2 children) and 4 dogs. The feral dog has died already and the lab has confirmed he carried the rabies virus.

This puppy was not vaccinated yet and soon developed rabies symptoms. We euthanised it and keep a close eye on the other victims.

We have informed all the related department and urge the government to take immediate action by informing the public and conducting ring vaccinations in the area.