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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 May 2011 Newsletter

We are proud to announce the KAT Centre’s seventh anniversary! Established on 9 May 2004 on a barren plot of land on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, KAT now has 18 kennels for Animal Birth Control (ABC), 16 kennels for treating sick and injured dogs (seven of which were recently built), a clinic with an operating theatre, an office, a meeting room, and housing for cats, puppies, in-house dogs, and staff. We have planted trees, flowers and grass, making our property a beautiful place to visit, volunteer, and work. Our two customized Animal Ambulances are frequently seen on the streets of Kathmandu rescuing animals in need and picking up dogs for Animal Birth Control (ABC).

Former stray dogs in Nepal, rescued by the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre

The Centre has spayed, neutered, and treated more than 12,000 dogs and vaccinated over 22,000 dogs for rabies. Our 2010 dog count survey (699kb Word file) shows that Kathmandu’s street dog population is decreasing and the dogs are healthier than in the past. As KAT is becoming more well-known and respected, we are receiving more calls every day to rescue dogs in need.

These successes did not happen overnight, however. Over the years, more and more people are learning about KAT, getting involved, and telling their friends and colleagues about the Centre. We would like to dedicate this issue of our newsletter to all of you who are helping us create a healthy, stable, rabies-free dog community by donating money, giving supplies, volunteering your time and effort, adopting dogs and cats, and sponsoring kennels and dogs at KAT. Without your help, none of these accomplishments would be possible. On behalf of all the dogs we have rescued, we send you A BIG THANK YOU!

Meet one of our first staff members, as well as some of the animals whose lives we transform every day thanks to our dedicated supporters, donors, volunteers, and staff.


Bal Krishna Bhujel

Rescue and treatment for Nepali animals at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment CentreBal Krishna joined our KAT team in August 2004, when the Centre was only three months old. Although he was hired as a 'driver', during his seven years at KAT, he has been very active in learning to do a wide range of jobs. He not only is our main driver, going out at dawn to bring back street dogs who need to be sterilized, but he also very quickly became a skilled member of our dog catching team. Bal Krishna answers emergency rescue calls at night and on holidays, and has learned to assist our vets during surgery. If that is not enough, in recent months, he has been going to schools and helping educate children about the work of our KAT Centre, how to care for pet dogs, and how to avoid dog bites.


Kaire

An injured street dog in Kathmandu, Nepal being treated by vets and staff A stray dog in Kathmandu, Nepal recovering at the KAT Centre
Kaire being treated for a knife wound ... and recovering from surgery

We received a urgent call from Indrachowk, the busy centre of the old city, telling us that someone had stabbed a dog in his back. The KAT Centre’s staff quickly responded and found this soulful gentle dog with a large wound which had penetrated deep into her lungs.

Our staff took Kaire to the clinic of our consultant vets who operated immediately, which saved her life. She has now fully recovered and has already been adopted into a loving home


Tashi

A stray dog in Kathmandu, Nepal needing medical treatment at the KAT Centre An animal in Nepal ready for adoption at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
Tashi, with severe calcium deficiency ... and ready to be adopted!

Tashi was not a street puppy. She was abandoned by her owner, who did not realize that malnutrition and lack of calcium caused her extremely painful softening of the bones. She was brought to KAT by a caring person and left with us. 

After being fed a healthy diet, Tashi very quickly recovered and is now one of our playful favourites at the Centre. This bundle of fun is now hoping someone will adopt her and bring her home!


Tommy

An animal in Kathmandu, Nepal needing veterinary treatment from vets at the KAT Centre A street dog in Kathmandu, Nepal, rescued and treated by the KAT Centre
Tommy, when he arrived at KAT . . . and during his treatment

KAT had received many calls about Tommy. Many people saw this hairless dog in Tangel, but he was elusive and always disappeared each time we went to find him. We began to wonder if he really existed! Then one day when we were doing our rounds, there he was – ‘black, hideous and hairless,’ just as he was described.

After a few weeks of treatment at our Centre, this canine began to thrive and has begun to look like a normal dog. A family from the area of Tommy's old haunt say they will welcome him into their home when he has completely recovered.



• To learn about how you can help us in our fight to save Nepal's animals click here
• For information on how to sponsor a dog please click here or reply to this email.
• If you have any friends or family visiting Nepal who would like to volunteer click here

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