Our Humane Dog Management Programme has been involved in anti-rabies vaccination, CTVT treatment, community education programmes and CNVR programmes to all the dogs. So, on 5th May, 2017, Animal Nepal team to the field and vaccinated 36 stray dogs (32 male and 4 female) in Bhutkhel, Toudaha, Kirtipur Municipality Kathmandu.
AN program manager Kapil Kafle, Veterinarian Sunil Thapa, Communication officer Nirmal Sharma, Vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C and Oshin Tamang, dog catcher Mohan Maharjan and assistant Hari Chaudhary worked hard on a warm sunny day at the camp.
The team was supported by local community people. They were actively coordinating with our team. Besides vaccinating 36 dogs from these areas, some dogs were treated for various skin diseases.
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 great success.
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.
Lalitpur. March 2017-
On a warm Saturday on 25th March, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Bolbom Brick kiln at Aarubot, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational programme for equine owners and equine handlers.
At the Bolbom Brick kiln, there are 36 equines, with three equine owners and 21 handlers looking after the equines.
Equine owner Tara Shrestha had come from Lalitpur, while Akhil Kasgar had come all the way from Nepalgunj and Hanif Shekh from Babajung, India.
Animal Nepal Program Manager Kapil Kaphle 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.
Tara Budhathoki, vet technician of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine health care and basic treatment. She explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. She further explained all the methods in detail which were quite effective. The Educational programme was informative, educative and beneficial.
Equine owner Hanif Shekh explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Unlike, last time when we had to conduct the similar programme inside a donkey shed due to rainy weather, this time we enjoyed doing the programme in the mild sun outdoors on a grassy ground. 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 Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma and Para vet Mana Nepali were also present and talked about equine management and healthcare. We are empowering equine owners and handlers so they can work on betterment of their animals.