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Our foundation and corporate sponsors

WSPA is funding our Animal Birth Control (ABC), Rescue & Treatment Programme, and part of the Education Programme.

The Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Goode Trust through Humane Society International funded our new animal ambulance.

The Chaudhary Group has over 40 companies under its umbrella and a distribution network spanning the Indian Subcontinent. They generously support the KAT Centre with monthly donations.

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation has funded the purchase of veterinary supplies and medicines.

The Body Shop has contributed to our running costs.

digitworks designed this website.

The Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Goode Trust has facilitated our education programmes.

The William and Charlotte Parks Foundation has supported our Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme.

The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust has sponsored our Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme.

A number of other companies, large and small, have donated

The KAT Centre's January 2011 Newsletter

New Year's Greetings from the KAT Centre Team!

The KAT team would like to wish all its supporters and all animal lovers our seasonal greetings and good wishes for a Happy New Year.

KAT has had an extremely busy autumn this year. In collaboration with WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals), our KAT team conducted a dog count survey. This is our second ever survey -- old-timers will remember that the first survey was performed in 2006. KAT worked together with other alliance groups and, in the end, this professionally researched dog count survey showed that our Animal Birth Control programmed of sterilization has successfully reduced the population of dogs on the streets. The number of street dogs was reduced in a humane way without the poisoning that was so horrifically witnessed in the past. Moreover, the study showed that in the areas where KAT is active, the condition of the street dogs of Kathmandu was much healthier than has been witnessed in previous times. Anyone wishing to know more about this dog count survey study can contact us.

Although we have to deal with many very sad and cruel cases, we would like to tell you about some of the ones with happy endings...

Profile of Nirmala (our puppy lady)

Veterinary care for puppies and dogs in Kathmandu, NepalNirmala and her husband Bharat have been with KAT since the beginning of KAT construction - even before we opened. During the past seven years, this previously illiterate woman from a very simple background has not only excelled as a KAT employee, but has also impressively become one of our most valued and experienced members of the operation theatre team. She shows extraordinary responsibility and compassion in caring for the puppies and kittens. Nirmala is now literate in Nepali, and is learning to communicate in English.

A kitten in Nepal, rescued and treated by the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre

Kanchi (Nepali for 'youngest sister')

and her newborn sister were found abandoned on the street. Both kittens were near death. Nirmala, our puppy lady – as we like to call her – nursed both kittens with her usual loving care. But unfortunately, try as we might, we were not able to save both. Kanchi, the surviving kitten, is now a month old and thriving. She freely runs around the centre with the puppies. This playful creature has no fear of the big dogs that sniff her in puzzlement, and no dog has made any sign of aggression towards her. She seems to think she is a puppy!

An injured street dog in Nepal, rescued by vets at the KAT CentreKalu (Nepali for 'blackie')

was dropped off by a KAT supporter early one morning - this creature was in urgent need of KAT's help. Indeed, he was in an appalling state with wounds all over his body. The worst thing was that he had a missing and hideously maggot-infested ear. After weeks of treatment, he is now almost completely healed. The ear is permanently lost and he will always be in need of attention. Kali now is living a happy and healthy life at the KAT Centre.

Dorje (Sherpa language for 'youngest sibling')

A stray dog in Nepal, treated by veterinarians at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment CentreA big Tibetan Mastiff was abandoned at KAT by his owners when he fell off a three story building. Dorje was unable to stand or move his back legs; he appeared to have broken his back and pelvis. This adorable and very gentle creature was examined by both our vets and vets visiting from abroad, and all of them sadly put forth a serious prognosis. But the KAT staff noticed that he had a strong desire to walk and showed interest in sniffing the other dogs and puppies. With the help of a big towel around his middle, they lifted him up and slowly and surely day by day they were able to assist him in doing the things dogs like to do. The amazing determination of a dog is not to be underrated! And now Dorje is one of us. He is still not fit enough to run about like a perfectly able-bodied dog, but he is truly enjoying life now. Perhaps he had had a very lonely life on the rooftop when he was a guard dog? He really loves playing with the children and puppies and he purrs like a cat when you stroke his long luxurious hair.

Kanchu (Nepali for 'much loved youngest sister')

This tiny scrawny creature was found abandoned in the tourist area of Thamel. She was covered in filth and was suffering from appalling skin disease. She was so weak that she was unable to stand without support. After giving her a good wash and scrub KAT staff were pleasantly surprised to see that underneath all of that grime she is a cute little Japanese Spitz. She needed a lot of treatment and care before her life was put back on track. A neurological problem, originating perhaps from her terrible past, causes her to walk in jerky and uneven steps . our dancing Kanchu ! She likes to cuddle up in the sun with the puppies and the kittens.

A sick, hungry Nepali stray dog, helped by the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
A street dog and puppies in Nepal at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre

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