Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal
Protecting Cats and Dog's on the Street of Nepal

Introduction 

The situation for strays in Nepal is truly horrifying and would be enough to upset anyone. Not only are these animals suffering from disease and the local authority poisoning campaigns but they also have no veterinary help and have to scavenge for food and water..

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By neutering, vaccinating and treating street animals we produce a healthy dog and cat population that locals can respect and care for properly. By working with local authorities repeating core programmes that tackle this issue through spading, protecting and providing emergency care for stray animals, we will enable the continuation of programmes that have helped thousands of animals. With your support, we aim to roll this project out to wider communities and villages!

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Introduction 

The situation for strays in Nepal is truly horrifying and would be enough to upset anyone. Not only are these animals suffering from disease and the local authority poisoning campaigns but they also have no veterinary help and have to scavenge for food and water. Government institutions in Nepal give no assistance to animal welfare and there are no other animal welfare charities working in our partner areas, so our project is the only opportunity for help for these dogs and cats.

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By neutering, vaccinating and treating street animals we produce a healthy dog and cat population that locals can respect and care for properly. By working with local authorities repeating core programmes that tackle this issue through spading, protecting and providing emergency care for stray animals, we will enable the continuation of programmes that have helped thousands of animals. With your support we have managed to roll this project out to other communities.

Thank you for your support

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Dear Supporters,

 

As we all grappled with lockdown and disruptions due to the global pandemic, the team at HART in Nepal continue to think quickly and proactively to ensure they are still able to provide key support safely. 

 

Monsoon season has come and gone in Nepal, with the summer lashings of rain not stopping due to any pandemic. Throughout restrictions, lockdowns and decreased options to treat animals in person, the HART team has responded to a usual amount of calls for sick and injured animals. Monsoon season drives an increase in ‘mange’ cases in dogs, as their skin and fur sweat and swell in the heat and damp. Thinking creatively, the HART team switched to video outreach, assisting local community members to triage and provide treatment remotely. This has been a steep learning curve, but necessary as lockdown rules are fluid and change to protect and ensure the safety of all communities. Many essential services have used this method to engage with communities to ensure and maintain the interests of public safety and disease control. 

 

The local campaign started back in March to care for and leave food out for the many community animals, who rely on people to leave food scraps or plates of rice at their shop front or door step, is continuing with great success. Responsibility within those communities for the animals they share the space with has been a great achievement for the HART team.  

 

Construction  work on the new, larger, more well equipped work site for HART has started up again. A border fence and 2 story internal structure took shape, with finishing details and importantly electricity, to be added in the coming months. The new site will house more injured animals in large kennel spaces, allowing adequate rehabilitation until they are able to return home.  

 

Your donations make all of this work possible.  A small donation can purchase a vet wrap that helps a dog recover from injury more effectively, or medication that decreases pain for the animal following treatment. Staff training is so important and can lead to improved outcomes for the animals and we were pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for the staff.  All goes towards improving the lives of animals in Nepal.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Vets

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Dears Supporters,

 

As we all grappled with lockdown and disruptions due to the global pandemic, the team at HART in Nepal were able to think quickly and proactively to ensure they were still able to provide key support safely. 

 

The impacts of Covid-19 are far reaching, with the whole country of Nepal remaining in Lockdown for over 2months. Many essential services also ceased in the interests of public safety and disease control. 

 

Despite the lockdown orders, HART staff continued to receive distress calls from the local community about injured and sick animals. After gaining approval of local authorities, the team were able to work in a very reduced capacity, often triaging over the phone and providing veterinary telehealth. 

 

A large awareness campaign was also started, encouraging the local community to care for and leave food out for the many community animals, who rely on people to leave food scraps or plates of rice at their shop front or door step. As virtually no one was moving around outside in the community the rate of injuries from cars or motorcycles requiring surgery were quite low. Scheduled neutering and vaccination camps were postponed meaning that the later half of the year will be jam packed for all the staff involved. 

 

Construction  work on a new, larger and more equipped work site for HART was also halted during this time. However in recent weeks a border fence and base internal structure has started to take shape. The new site will house more injured animals in large kennel spaces, allowing adequate rehabilitation until they are able to return home.  

 

Your donations make all of this work possible.  A small donation can purchase a vet wrap that helps a dog recover from injury more effectively, or medication that decreases pain for the animal following treatment. Staff training is so important and can lead to improved outcomes for the animals and we were pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for the staff.  All goes towards improving the lives of animals in Nepal.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Vets

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Dear Supporters,

 

HART continues  their committed work in Nepal and there is no better example than the MARV campaign. MARV refers to the Mass Anti-Rabies Vaccination campaign that is an integral part of their operations and so far this year a committed campaign has taken place in the Pokhara region.

 

This year, the team has already conducted a MARV campaign in the Pokhara region. In the first month they vaccinated 702 dogs and covered wards 1 to 13 of the Pokhara Metropolitan. 

 

Rabies is endemic in Nepal.  This means that there are always some cases of rabies present in some animals in Nepal. HART works tirelessly to combat the spread of this disease and their MARV camps are a crucial part of their work.   HART's target is to vaccinate over 70% of the dog population as this is the level at which currently accepted statistics determine that the rabies risk to humans becomes minimal.   Each vaccination is recorded in HART's purpose-written mobile phone app. The ward is revisited until the statistics indicate that a minimum of 70% of dogs are vaccinated.

 

Education is a key to change and during the MARV campaigns staff also disseminate information on how to avoid rabies.

 

During these mass vaccination campaigns, the HART team also addresses the issues of unspayed female dogs.  During the campaign, any female dog that is found and is not spayed, is then brought to the clinic for neutering. They are neutered, microchipped and identified with a small notch on the left ear.   We know that controlling the dog population goes a long way to controlling the spread of disease, including rabies and so this process is essential in combating the spread of disease..

 

As well as these vaccination campaigns HART provides support for ill and injured dogs. The start of this year brought three particular success stories where three dogs were helped by Hart and then were adopted into supportive homes.  One dog was abandoned and suffering mange, one was found very ill and the other a victim of a car accident. The HART team supported these dogs to recover and now each of these dogs has been adopted. Adoption of dogs is not common in Nepal so it is great to hear the success stories of these three dogs.

 

HART continues their committed work in improving the lives of animals in Nepal, their results are impressive and their documentation through sites such as dog data are a testament to their professionalism.

 

We continue our work in supporting HART,  we are working together to plan some developments for their work space and  funds are crucial to keep these mass campaigns going and also to support those dogs with other issues and injuries.  As a guide, to how far your donation will go

  •   10    will deworm more than 40 dogs
  •    25   will provide anti-rabies vaccine for 60 dogs
  •    50   will provide suture materials for 20 dog spaying operations
  •    100 will provide anaesthetic for 130 operations

 

Thank you to all our donations, fundraisers and supporters!

 

With Gratitude,

 

Nepal Vets

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

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Tyrone Bennett
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