Any animal lover would be horrified at the harshness of the lives of street animals in Nepal. The goal of the project is to assist our local partners in continuing its animal welfare programmes. Our partners are based in Pokhara, Nepal and aims to end the culling of street animals and give thousands of cats and dogs happier and healthier lives within their communities.
Any animal lover would be horrified at the harshness of the lives of street dogs. In addition to suffering the local authority poisoning campaigns, they have no veterinary help and have to scavenge for food and water. Government institutions in Nepal give no assistance to animal welfare and there are no other animal welfare charities working in our partner areas, so its programmes are the only opportunity for help available to the dogs and cats there.
By neutering, vaccinating and treating street animals our partners produce a healthy dog population that locals can respect and care for. Our partners use Pokhara as an example of what can be achieved for animals and community by working with local authorities repeating core programmes. Supporting our partners will enable the continuation of programmes that have helped thousands of animals. With support, our partners will be able to reach beyond Pokhara's immediate borders to rural villages.
Our partners will benefit thousands more dogs over its next year of operation. The local communities of Pokhara will be protected from rabies and from other zoonotic diseases. Attitudes to animals will continue to evolve and their treatment will improve. Visitors to Pokhara will enjoy its beautiful location and charming facilities without being haunted by scared, diseased and unhappy animals roaming its streets.