Reaching out to the forgotten victims of the earthquake, Animal Nepal in the wake of the disaster treated around 900 animals, including 450 equines working in brick factories. Three veterinary teams took great risks to visit the worst affected districts, including Lalitpur, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk and the outskirts of Kathmandu to help desperate farmers. “Many people consider animals less important but to farmers their livestock are essential for their survival”, says Director Uttam Kafle.
The teams were shocked by the severity of the injuries. They came across broken spines and broken limbs, and treated various cases of pneumonia and diarrhea. The full report can be read here.