Together, we can ensure that street dogs in Kathmandu are healthy and safe.
More than 20,000 dogs live on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. Many of them suffer from starvation, mange, and other injuries and illnesses exacerbated by neglect and overpopulation. Because each year around 200 Nepali people die of rabies, the Kathmandu city government used to poison more than 10,000 street dogs each year in an ineffective attempt to control the disease and the street dog population. Now, the government has agreed to no longer poison stray dogs in the areas where Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT) works.
The KAT Centre opened in May 2004 to bring the street dog population in Kathmandu to health and stability. In just a few years, KAT has made a very noticeable impact on the Kathmandu Valley's dog community, treating more than twelve thousandí«ÌÎ_street dogs. The KAT Centre employs veterinarians and assistants to perform these crucial tasks for the dogs:
- Spaying and neutering them
- Vaccinating them against rabies
- Treating existing conditions
You can help. Just $12 provides a day's wages for a vet.
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