Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
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 Charlotte Parks Foundation supported our Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme for three months.
The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust has sponsored our Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme.
A number of other companies, large and small, have donated
We are pleased to say that her treatment is going well and she looks better and better each day. Her coat seems to be beautifully multicoloured. Do check out our volunteer blog (http://katcentre.blogspot.com/) in a month or so to see the final result of Button’s treatment!
All over Kathmandu, houses are being destroyed to
make room for a wider road and sidewalks. Walking
around the city, seeing the houses half destroyed and
piles of bricks everywhere one feels like in a
For now, we are only having a provisional barrier to keep the dogs in and are hard pressed for space to contain medicines, dog food, information material and others. We had to rent some office space further up the street in order to keep the administration going, but these are additional expenses...
Hereby, we would like to apologise to visitors who recently came to KAT and were not properly received. The situation is quite chaotic at the moment and we are in distress about the money that it will cost to rebuild. If you would like to help us in this difficult situation, please find ways of donating here: http://www.katcentre.org.np/help/donate.html
In late 2010 KAT Centre and WSPA
organised a street dog population survey in Kathmandu.
This is the survey that showed a significant decline
in the number of street dogs in Kathmandu in the 6
years since KAT had started its work. In addition to a
physical dog count, a community questionnaire was done
in order to find out more about people's attitudes
towards street dogs. An example question is on the
A total of 522 individuals were interviewed. This July we had so many volunteers at KAT that we could finally start administrating all the data and analysing it. Click here to download the full results
August 4th over 30 people joined us for our second “Feed a Street Dog –
Create Awareness!” Day in Thamel.
We had our first in December last year and it was a
tremendous success, as was this most recent one. The
idea is to feed street dogs, get the attention of the
public, give out flyers and raise awareness about KAT
Centre's work. The event is targeted at Nepalese
citizens, with the aim of making them realise that
dogs are a part of their environment and that they are
responsible for their welfare. If the dogs are healthy
and happy, only then will the local community be
healthy and happy - that is the message.
The volunteers formed small teams, grabbed some food and some flyers, and went off to the area of their choice. In the end all of Kathmandu was covered, as volunteers rode off on scooters, motorbikes and by bus and dispersed in all directions.The attention we got was overwhelming and the feedback very positive.
Most Nepali people knew about KAT and
expressed gratitude for KAT's work. Many locals
offered their help to give medicine to sick animals or
to assist with dog-catching when KAT comes to work in
their neighbourhood. Last but not least, it does give
huge satisfaction to see the street dogs enjoying a
nice meal! Due to the enormous success of these past
events we are already planning another "Feed a Street
Dog Day" for October 27th 2012.
Everybody is invited, everybody can take part. It is spreading awareness and heaps of fun as well. Please do join us if you are in Kathmandu! Watch out for details of this up-coming event on KAT’s facebook page.
An unprecedented event took place on the 12th of August 2012: Nepal's first "National Seminar on Dog Population Management". It was organised by Animal Welfare Network Nepal (of which KAT is a part of) with the support of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Humane Society International and Tufts University (USA). The one-day seminar was held at the beautifully-located Godavari Village Resort on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The seminar was attended by over 100 dignitaries: central and local government representatives, veterinarians and people working in animal welfare NGOs (including KAT!), as well as distinguished guests from abroad, such as the Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India - Major General R.M. Kharb. The aim of the seminar was to secure commitment from all stakeholders to the humane and effective management of Nepal's dog population.
Throughout Nepal many local authorities
still resort to mass poisoning to try to control dog
populations, strychnine being the poison of choice.
They are under pressure to control rabies and other
problems caused by dogs such as noise pollution and
traffic accidents. However, over the years, the
strategy of poisoning has proven ineffective. The only
way to reduce and stabilise the dog population is
through Animal Birth Control. In Nepal KAT has shown
this method to be effective (the 2010 dog population
survey showed a significant decline in the street dog
population in the few years that KAT had been
active). Nepal’s street dog population is now
estimated at three million, and many of these animals
are suffering from injuries, disease and neglect.
Poisoning not only introduces massive pain on the
dogs, but psychologically impacts human society, and
is a source of environmental pollution. It is
Several alternative approaches to controlling dog populations, from within and outside Nepal, were discussed during the Seminar, which culminated in a Declaration which urges the responsible government authorities in Nepal to adopt humane, scientific methods of dog population management. It has been an enormous challenge to get the Government of Nepal to commit to tackling the street dog problem and the associated rabies problem in the past. Nepal is lagging behind its neighbours when it comes to Animal Welfare and we do hope that those who attended the seminar will be inspired to finally step in and support local NGOs struggling to improve street dog welfare in Nepal.
has been a long term in-house mature dog at
KAT. When he was spotted 4 years ago by
Jan, running the street in Lazipath, he was being
chased by a pack of local dogs and was on the run… His
torn ears were streaming with blood. His
mangy skinny body was naked of hair and also red with
blood. After a series of difficult
maneuvers, trembling and exhausted he was finally
You can help stray dogs in Nepal - forward this
email to your friends, ask them to sign up for our
newsletters, and invite them to visit our shelter or
our website: www.KATCentre.org.np.
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