According to a study by Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN), over 65% of dogs in Kathmandu are used as guard dogs and chained for life. It was also found that pets generally die at a young age due to general neglect and a lack of awareness on canine health. Only 17% of pets are subjected to contraceptive practices. Many pet owners are unaware of what constitutes neglect as well as the concept of animal birth control and its positive impact on society. Through our 179 community education programmes, we have been able to have a far reaching effect on pet owners and community alike.
In partnership with the Nepal Kennel Club, we distribute booklets on pet dog care and inform owners of appropriate intervention strategies on a range of issues that affect animals.
Pet owners can also refer to the following educational materials on pet care for more information: