Protect yourself and your caring dog!! A rabies free Lalitpur!

 Lalitpur, April, 2017

Animal Nepal and Lalitpur Metropolitan city jointly organized a programme on Humane Dog Population Management Programme on the 9th of April.

Chief Executive Officer of Lalitpur Metropolitan Hari Prasad Dahal talked about dog related issues and said it is responsibility of all people. ‘Community education and people are really not aware that dog is a man’s best friend. ‘, says Dahal.

Environment Programme. Officer Pradep Amatya explained about the concept and objectives of a rabies free Lalitpur area.

AN Program Manger Kapil Kafle described the work done by Animal Nepal in helping animals in Lalitpur. He shared some success stories where when abandoned and sick dogs where given timely treatment along with love, they made remarkable recovery.

At Animal Nepal, we believe, education is the key. Since animal welfare is an evolving concept in our country the community and especially the kids still need to be educated about its importance and long-term impact.

We need to change the thinking of the people! The stray dogs in Nepal are in dire need of help and there is no arguing on this. We need a very strong programme to address the stray dog problem of our country.

Social workers from Lalitpur Metropolitan are often invited to the programme where they learn about the issues of stray dogs and other animals. This way most wards in Lalitpur have already been introduced to our Animal Birth Control, Anti Rabies programme and the suffering of stray dogs in general. However, we aim to make it bigger and better by taking our awareness programme to a whole new level in coming days.

Apart from the officials, forty social workers also participated in the discussion about Humane Dog Population Management. There was healthy interaction amongst all the participants regarding welfare for all the street dogs. In the beginning, our major focus remains on teaching the participants about the five freedoms of animals and why we should not violate them. We also encourage them to act on their own and if they discover cases of animal abuse we provide them with a helpline number for an immediate response. LGCDP focal person Kriti Shrestha, AN Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma were also present in the programme.

 

 

 

Enjoying the awareness session and healthy interaction !

 

Lalitpur. April 2017-

On a warm Saturday on 1st April, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Bajra Brick kiln at Aarubot, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational and awareness session for equine owners and equine handlers.

At the Bajra Brick kiln, there are 37 equines, with 24 enthusiastic handlers looking after these lovely equines.

Equine owners Genu,Isril and Rustam had come all the way from Nepalgunj.

Animal Nepal Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma briefed the owners and handlers regarding the educational/awareness programme and the benefits of the programme.

The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.

Dr.Atish Yadav, Co-ordinator of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine healthcare and basic treatment. He explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. He further explained all the methods in detail which were quite effective. The education/awareness programme was informative, educative and beneficial.

Equine owner Rustam explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Everybody was relaxed as we enjoyed doing the programme in the mild sun outdoors on the grass. We found that the participants were responsive and equally enjoyed the awareness campaign. The team distributed Ludo kits to the equine handlers.

Animal Nepal team member Dr. Sajana Thapa, Para vets Tara Budhathoki,Santosh Gautam,Mana Nepali and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha  were also present and talked about equine management and healthcare. We continue to help the working equines and the people who are working with the hard working equines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN distributed First Aid Kits to 16 equine owner

 

Lalitpur. March 2017-

Animal Nepal equine outreach team went to Dhading-Gorkha visit on March 18-20. On the very first day the team reached Suvalav Brick kiln Naubisae,Dhading and found that some very sick ‘brick donkeys’ were already present there.

Our expert team of vets got into action and were able to treat over three equines suffering from saddle wounds, hoof problems, dehydration and skin problems. The team included Program manager Kapil Kafle, Dr Atish Yadav and Paravet Santosh Gautam, Michael Brown and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha. Likewise, our team upon reaching Raktakali Brick kiln Dharke started on check-ups on the sick and infected equines. Equine owner Ajmal Kasgar was happy on seeing his equines being treated and recovering with the help of AN medical team.

Next, when our Equine outreach team reached Everest Brick kiln, Thakre, they found that the sick equines were kept together with the healthy equines. After immediate analysis and talks with the equine owners and handlers on the importance of keeping the healthy and sick equines separately, an isolation unit for the sick and wounded equines was set up with the help of the handlers.

Unfortunately, some equines were already suffering from Trypanosoma, a transferable disease. “The negligence they show in feeding and handling the equines will lead to their poor health and ultimately their death and when the owners do realize that, it’s already too late,” said Dr.Atish Yadav.

Programme manager Kapil Kaphle added: “Owners make a living from the equines’ hard work and in return all these animals asks for is a good food and proper care. Owners and handlers forget that these hardworking beings too need rest, good food and that they feel pain.”

AN team told the Equine owner Mizan Kasgar to brief the equine handlers on proper and timely administration of medicines. The most common cases found amongst the equines were from saddle wounds and other multiple infection. Painkillers were provided whereas the healthy equines were dewormed and vaccinated.

The second day our team moved to Arughat, Gorkha. There, our equine outreach team met more than 12 equine owners. Dr. Atish conducted a hoof management training stressing on the importance of regular hoof care of the equine.

Equine owners were happy and receptive with the knowledge provided. They realized that a healthy hoof leads to a healthier equine. Our team also distributed First Aid Kits for the mules to each of the mountain mule owner to encourage them to be able to treat their mules for small infection and injuries.

Our work, this season will be focusing on mobile clinics, organizing workshops for the equine owners and handlers, implementing education and evidence based outreach. Animal Nepal strives to for a healthy equine population.

The team were move to Arughat,Gorkha it was evening.Second day of travel,Our equine outreach team met more than 12 equine owners in Gorkha district.Our team had conducted a hoof management training where Dr.Atish briefed them about hoof care.

Equine owners were happy with the knowledge provided.Healthy hoof for a healthier equine. Similarly, our team distributed First Aid Kits to them each other.

First Aid and timely treatment can save lives of many animals. We realized that equine owners can handle several cases of minor wounds and injuries.

We are sure that this will be very helpful for the working equines in emergency. Our team member Michael Brown were taking feature of mountain mules working daily lifestyle as visual version.