Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
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How to Get to the KAT Centre

We welcome visitors and volunteers! Our staff will be happy to show you around the Centre and introduce you to some of the healthy, happy dogs we have rescued.

The KAT Centre is open daily 9am to 5pm. On Saturdays and holidays we have fewer staff, so there may not be someone available to give you an introduction to the Centre.

'Thank you all so much for your warmth, kindness, and hospitality during our visit. We were impressed with the high level of care and commitment among the staff.'
 – Dr. Becky Fried and Vincent Carroll from Stamford, Connecticut, USA

KAT's animal shelter for stray dogs and cats in Kathmandu, NepalIf you want to do more than just visit, you can volunteer at KAT for a few hours, days, or weeks. Read about volunteering at the KAT Centre


The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre is located in Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan country of Nepal. Specifically, it is in Deubachowk, near Budanilkantha, approximately 3.5 km north of the Kathmandu Ring Road.

To come to KAT, simply take the main road to Budanilkantha and look for the blue signs for KAT on the left side of the road.

Transportation to KAT by bus

KAT Centre in Deuwa Chowk(Right turn. Its about 500 meters away from the chowk), Budanilkantha, Kathmandu, NepalYou can take a number 5 micro-bus (the Nepali symbol for 5 is like a lowercase
y’) to Deubachowk from the busy north-south Kantipath / Lazimpat road in Kathmandu. These run frequently throughout the day and cost about 20 rupees (about 30 cents U.S.) each way from Lazimpat.

From Thamel, walk east toward the royal palace museum to the busy north-south Kantipath road. Then turn left and walk north until you get to a bus stand or a place where buses can stop to let you on.

If you get to the town of Budanilkantha (also called Narayanthan) where the bus makes a sharp left turn, you went a little too far. Get off the bus and walk 10 minutes back towards Kathmandu until you see the signs for KAT.

Transportation to KAT by taxi

Alternately, you can take a taxi, which will cost a couple hundred rupees from the middle of Kathmandu (about US$ 3 to 5). If the driver doesn't know where the KAT Centre is, ask them for Chapali and Budanilkantha, or just ask them to call 4377729 from their mobile phone. KAT's staff can easily tell them how to get to the Centre.

Even if you plan to come to KAT repeatedly and want to travel by bus, it will be easier to come by taxi the first time, so you can see where to get off the bus.