World Animal Day camp treats and vaccinates over 80 animals

[slideshow]Badikhel, October 4, 2012 – 39 dogs, 30 goats, 10 cows and 3 chicken. These were the animals that were vaccinated and treated during Animal Nepal’s health camp in Badhikhel, on the occasion of World Animal Day. The camp was organised with the help of local youth clubs and students from Rampur College.

Animal Nepal’s vets don’t treat farm animals every day. However, when we decided that this year’s WAD camp would be held in Badhikhel, the location of our donkey sanctuary, farmers decided to bring not only their dogs. but also cows, goats and chicken. It was a busy day for the staff, who were supported by nine veterinary students from Rampur college.

Thank you everyone involved! A special thanks goes to the ten medical companies which provided free livestock medicines.

Famous Farm adopts Star and Sidhhi

[slideshow]Nuwakot, September 29, 2012 – Today rescued donkeys Star and Siddhi travelled to their new home at the Famous Farm in Nuwakot. The donkeys have been adopted by Himayalan Encounter’s farmhouse, and  joined a growing number of farm animals, including goats, chicken, ducks, and geese.

Himalayan Encounters’ Founding Director Anthony Jones had been thinking about adopting a rescued donkey for a while. When a part of the Famous Farm caught fire earlier this year, plans were made for renovations and the addition of a stable for donkeys.

The farm is an ideal place for donkeys such as Star and Siddhi, who during their working days faced much abuse. They can mingle with other farm animals, and interact with the guests of the farmhouse. After a check up by Dr Sudeep Koirala and a hoof cut by Bipin Rai the donkeys happily explored their new stables,complete with carved wooden windows…

The donkey couple is reportedly adjusting well. Animal Nepal would like to thank the management and staff of the Famous Farm for their kindness. Wishing you a happy stay in Nuwakot, Star and Siddhi!

World Rabies Day celebrated with vaccination camp

Patan, 28 September 2012 – Animal Nepal today, on World Rabies Day, vaccinated over 60 pet and community dogs as part of a comprehensive programme to eradicate rabies in Lalitpur district.

At the mobile clinic at Patan Durbar Square,  a few hundred community members were educated about rabies prevention and pet care. Apart from conducting vaccinations, Animal Nepal’s team rescued and treated sick and injured five dogs.

The mission of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources. The tools and technology for human rabies prevention and dog rabies elimination are available.

Animal Nepal in 2009 introduced an Animal Birth Control and Anti Rabies programme in Lalitpur district. “Due to neutering and vaccination the stray dog population becomes rabies-free, non-breeding and non-aggressive, and it gradually decreases over a period of time,” said veterinary manager Dr Surendra Basyal.