The ever-present street dogs have long been the talk of the town. However, street cats are getting more attention lately. Stray street cats may be anywhere including on the streets, in your garden or barn, or even beneath your car. We estimate Kathmandu’s cat population is expanding based on an increase in the average number of daily reports on cats and the growing number of cats we treat in our rescue and treatment program.
This raises concerns about animal welfare and elevates the potential of disease transmission. Cats move more freely and are not included in any effective immunization program due to the difficulty of capturing them, o it is difficult to survey them at any given time.