First of its kind in Nepal

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There are already shelters built for rescued street dogs and other pets and cattle in Kathmandu. Most of them are operated by individuals and are not big enough to house many animals.

“Kids of Kathmandu do not know where the milk they drink comes from; they do not know how the meat they take in buff or chicken momo is produced and processed,” the organisation’s Executive Director Uttam Kafle shares, “The urban society is Nepal is gradually going far away from animals and it is a very serious issue. Our resource centre is a holistic attempt to address this problem.”“But, what we are trying to build an operate is not only a shelter,” Shah says, “It is a resource centre, a learning centre where anyone can see, learn, know and understand what animals are and how we should treat them.”

As the organisation has planned, the resource centre will house around 30 elderly dogs, around 20 handicapped dogs, and around 40 working (load-carrying) animals including horses, donkeys and mules. Likewise, it will have a treatment centre, a study centre and a farmland among other facilities.

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