“We wanted to run outside but could barely stand. My wife and I somehow managed to escape. Outside, the sick donkey’s isolation room collapsed in front of our eyes, followed by the tall chimney of BBM Brick Factory.” Santa Bahadur, who is in his late 60s, works as caretaker at Animal Nepal’s donkey sanctuary. Like all of us, he was deeply shaken by the earthquake that hit the country on April 25. He shares his experience with communication officer Chadani Lama. “I never saw such turmoil in my life”, he recounts. Click here to learn more of Santa Bahadur’s experience and update of our Donkey Sanctuary. Wanna learn more? Then watch this video of the heartrendering accounts of paravets Tara and Hari Krishna.
Reaching out to the forgotten victims of the earthquake, Animal Nepal in the wake of the disaster treated around 900 animals, including 450 equines working in brick factories. Three veterinary teams took great risks to visit the worst affected districts, including Lalitpur, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk and the outskirts of Kathmandu to help desperate farmers. “Many people consider animals less important but to farmers their livestock are essential for their survival”, says Director Uttam Kafle.
The teams were shocked by the severity of the injuries. They came across broken spines and broken limbs, and treated various cases of pneumonia and diarrhea. The full report can be read here.
9 May, 2015– Among the greatest animal needs after the deadly earthquake are broken limbs and ‘downer cows’, cows that were pulled out of the rubble but for various reasons cannot stand up. That is why Animal Nepal on Saturday organized a hands on workshop at its office Dhobighat. Trainers Dr Springer Browne and Ben Brown from World Vets prepared a simple protocol for casting in English and Nepali. They also prepared one for downer cows in English and Nepali. Continue reading “Animal Nepal organizes workshop on casting and downer cows”