Lalitpur, 15th December, 2017
Animal Nepal organized an education session about Humane Dog Population Management Programme for local government representatives and community people of ward number 23, Lalitpur Metropolitan city.
AN’s Programme Manager Kapil Kafle shared some major works of the organization. He also showed a short video which includes different programme of Animal Nepal such as Humane Dog Population Management and Working Equine Outreach Programme. Similarly, Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma shared some success stories about abandoned and sick dogs which made remarkable recovery after proper treatment along with love.
The team took that opportunity to explain about pet care and overall pressing issues affecting animal welfare in Nepal. We were happy to meet such a wonderful and enthusiastic public representatives. The response from the local government representatives and community member have been very positive, encouraging us to expand our awareness programme.
We would like to thank all the participants for giving us such an opportunity to share some of our work. We are especially grateful for the kind support provided by Mr. Vyukaji Maharjan, chairperson, Mrs. Sanumaya B.K., member and Mr. Harka Bahadur Adhikari, office secretary of the ward. We plan to make our awareness programme the top priority, so a more empathetic and compassionate society develops and are able to give a voice for all our furry buddies.
Lalitpur, 23th November , 2017 – As part of our special vaccination programme, this quarter, our team vaccinated 52 dogs (23 male and 20 female) at Lalitpur Metropolitan city ward no.25 and Karyabinayak Municipality ward no. 2 Fulbari area, Lalitpur district. Our Humane Dog Management Programme was organized with the objective of providing anti rabies vaccination to all the dogs in the above said area.Few days ago,in this area, one dog were rabies suspected.
Animal Nepal Veterinarians Sunil Thapa and Chet Raj Pathak,Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma , Vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C, Dog catcher Mohan Maharjan, and Assistant Ramchandra Shrestha worked hard for a full day at the camp.In this camp, District livestock Office Chief Dr. Mogul Prasad Shah and five volunteers were actively involved.
The team was supported by an enthusiastic group of local people. Besides vaccinating 52 dogs from these areas, one cat were vaccinated.
Our vaccination camp was very successful. Animal Nepal would also like to thank the local people of vicinity who were very caring and kind towards animals in their area and were extremely supportive towards our programme. A big thank you to the Humane Dog Management Programme team and especially to the local community for making the programme a huge success.
Nepalgunj, October , 2017–
Animal Nepal (AN) organized a microcredit training on 29th October 2017 in Nepalgunj, Banke. Ten equine owners from Kasgar community of Nepalgunj were actively participated in the programme.
Microcredit consultant Mr. Kiran Dhakal explained need and importance of microcredit, saving and how it can be a milestone to create foundation for better financial status of equine owners.
The major intention behind this training was to unite people of the community and initiate monthly group saving system.
The brick season in Kathmandu runs for only half a year and the owners return back to Nepalgunj after the end of the brick season. In Nepalgunj most of them spend remaining time of the year in local tea shop. Some of them runs Buggy business in the town but many of them are jobless during the off brick production season. Animal Nepal is aiming to use that leisure time to engage them in microfinance and some other relevant trainings related to welfare of donkeys and mules.
When they take loans or advance money from a middleman or NIKE to run their house during off brick production season, they are forced to work on particular brick factory assigned by their traders where they may have to compromise on wages and other facilities. Thus, AN came up with the concept of microfinance and saving scheme which will lead them towards financial independency in future.
Currently there are 14 member in the ‘equine user group’. Every single member of the group is convinced to save certain amount of money into their joint back account ever month. Animal Nepal supported them with seed money; the organization is committed to provide facilitation in future to run the group. AN’s Programme Manager Kapil Kafle, Volunteer Surendra Deep Karki and trainer Kiran Dhakal facilitated the training.