Dogs spend the night in Buddhist monastery !

Lalitpur, January, 2018-

Dogs don’t always get a chance to enter a Buddhist monastery. However, recently the dogs of Godavari and surrounding villages were taken to a monastery and even spent the night!

Rinpoche Geydak had been worried about the dogs suffering from mange and females giving birth to many puppies in the neighborhood of Shri Singha monastery in Godavari for some time. When he shared his concern with manager Dhanmaya Thapa she knew exactly what to do. She called Animal Nepal.

Dhanmaya has been an active volunteer with Animal Nepal for many years. She is well aware of the importance of birth control to improve the conditions of community dogs. In consultation with Animal Nepal, the monastery decided to support a Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) camp from 25 to 28 January 2018. The local community was prepared through leafletting and word to mouth advertisement.

Thanks to the wonderful support of the monastery in regards to accommodation, food and logistical support, a total of 79 dogs could be spayed and vaccinated. The dogs were kept for one night at the monastery, and checked upon after release. The life of a pregnant pet dog whose puppies had died inside the womb could be saved. Local dogs suffering from wounds and mange were treated too.

Rinpoche Geydak promised to support three more spaying camps in the coming years. His loving care and support is very much appreciated, as is Dhanmaya’s kindness and commitment.

Similarly, Godavari Municipality Deputy Mayor Muna Adhikari, has promised financial assistance for a similar camp in coming days.

Animal Nepal’s team did a great job! It consisted of veterinarians Sunil Thapa and Sajana Thapa, volunteer veterinarian Samir Thapa, vet technicians Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C and Sushant Achrya, dog catchers Mohan Maharjan and Ramchandra Shrestha, as well as volunteers Janga and Rebant. Program Manager Kapil Kafle coordinated the event.

CNVR camps are a very effective and humane way to solve stray dog problems in Nepal. Animal Nepal encourages communities to organize CNVR camps, to create a country in which people and canines can coexist in peace.

 

‘Save the dogs of Pharping’ spays and vaccinates 76 dogs

76 dogs spayed and vaccinated. Ten sick or injured dogs treated. That was the outcome of the ‘Save the Dogs of Pharping’ programme, a Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) programme focusing on Pharping, Dakchinkali and nearby villages. Community members, including Shedra members, donated Rs 71,000 to support the camp.

For the first time Animal Nepal organised a CNVR camp at its shelter in Chobar. Normally such camps are held within the community. The advantage of doing the surgery at the Chobar Animal Sanctuary was that more dogs could be spayed and treated in a short time, due to the presence of stronger support team.

Four dogs from Afaldol were found to have eye problems due to cancer or cataract and were kept for treatment.

Paravets Hari Krishna, Shankar,Tara and Radika helped the Chobar staff members Ishwori, Hari, Mohan, Rabin, Sangita. The surgeries were conducted by Surendra, Sushma, Sudeep and a number of volunteer vets.  Animal Nepal likes to thank the team and Norbu Kalden and Lisa for coordinating the fundraising.

Animal Nepal and HART conduct CNVR camp in Badikhel and Godavari

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Badikhel/Godavari, November 23, 2012 – 118 dogs ‘fixed’; 5 sick dogs rescued; many more treated: hundreds of pet owners and community members educated. Those were among the outcomes of a Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release and Monitor (CNVR-M) camp organised by Animal Nepal, in cooperation of Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART), in Badikhel and Godavari.

Badikhel and Godavari, like most other settlements in Nepal, suffer from an overpopulation of dogs. Local canines tend to suffer from skin problems and traffic injuries, while people often have a fear of rabies.

The staff of the two organisations worked very hard to improve the conditions of both dogs and people in the villages. The team was supported by UK veterinarians Dr Russell Lyon and Frances Coles and a number of Nepalese volunteer paravets and vet students.

Animal Nepal and HART sterilized and vaccinated 94 females and neutered 24 males. Among these were 2 pet dogs.

The surgery was conducted in four tents which were put up in the compound of Animal Nepal’s Donkey Sanctuary. The donkeys certainly did not mind having many dogs and people around!

Animal Nepal would like to thanks its donors Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Mayhew International and Humane Society International as well as HART team, the volunteers and everyone else who contributed to the success of the camp.

The full report can be read here.