Brick by brick: Nepal’s first animal resource centre in the making

Retirement home for street dogs, that too in Kathmandu! Weird it may sound to many, but some people in the city have been advocating for it for around a decade now. And finally, the team’s dream is coming true within the next one year.

Animal Nepal, an NGO dedicated to welfare of animals, is building an ‘animal resource centre’ that also comprises a sanctuary for old and handicapped dogs. The organisation has bought around 65,500 sq ft land in Dukuchhap, a village in southern Lalitpur, for Rs 10 million and is planning to collect as much amount possible to build the resource centre.

“It took us eight long years to collect the money to buy the land,” the nine-year-old organisation’s President Pramada Shah explains, “We are a nonprofit organisation and we have not invested any money with a hope of profit. What we have been doing today are all due to donations we received from people with humane hearts who naturally have an affection towards animals.”

By Diwakar Pyakurel

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