On 4th August, 2017, Animal Nepal organized an educational programme for the students of Shree Taudaha Rastriya High School, Kirtipur Municipality-15, Taudaha, Kathmandu. Headmaster Sovit Basnet welcomed The Animal Nepal team warmly and guided us to the hall where about 53 students were waiting and wondering what we were about to show them regarding welfare for our furry animals.
AN’s Programme Manager Kapil Kafle shared the work of Animal Nepal with 53 enthusiastic students, and explained about Animal Welfare, pet care and overall pressing issues affecting animals in Nepal. He showed them a short video about the work done by Animal Nepal in the areas of helping dogs and making lives of working equines better. Similarly, Kafle shared some success stories about abandoned and sick dogs, when, given timely treatment along with love, made remarkable recovery. Since animal welfare is an evolving concept in our country, our community and especially, the children need to be educated on this topic, as they are the future and will spread the word of welfare towards animals.
This is our second education programme and we plan to do more, in other educational institutions in the coming days. The response from the school authorities and children have been very positive, encouraging us to expand our awareness programme. 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.
AN’s Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma, Vet Technicians Gautam Khatry and Koushal G.C, Assistant Ramchandra Shrestha were involved in the programme.
We were happy to meet such wonderful and enthusiastic children. We would like to thank Shree Taudaha Rastriya High School’s teachers, staffs and students for giving us this opportunity to share our work of our four legged friends them.
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 30th, June, 2017, Animal Nepal team to the field and vaccinated 78 stray dogs in Bhaisenpati area Lalitpur Metropolitan city.
AN program manager Kapil Kafle, Veterinarians Sunil Thapa and Chet Raj Pathak,Communication officer Nirmal Sharma, Vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C and Oshin Tamang, dog catcher Mohan Maharjan ,assistant Ram Chandra Shrestha and five volunteers 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 78 dogs from these areas, some dogs were treated for various skin diseases. Similarly, 8 dogs picked up for spaying.
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.