July is Dog Adoption Month

Dog adoption ad standardKathmandu, July 1, 2014 – During Dog Adoption Month, Animal Nepal promotes the adoption of puppies from its Chobar Animal Sanctuary. Participants will receive an adoption pack, including certificate, a cute belt and a voucher for one year free treatment.

Animal Nepal earlier launched its ‘Be Proud to be Nepali, Adopt a Nepali Dog’ campaign. Although many people prefer a pure breed, Animal Nepal believes local mixed breeds are just as handsome, clever, funny and lovable. When handled well mixed breeds tend to be very healthy as they carry strong genes and are well adjusted to local conditions.

Dogs presently available for adoption can be found here:  www.adoptanepalidog.info

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Death rate among ‘brick donkeys’ down with 50%

DSC02562Lalitpur, July 24, 2014 – While equines continue to suffer as beasts of burden in brick factories across the country, some good news comes from our working area, Lalitpur district. The death rate among ‘brick donkeys’ working in 16 brick factories  decreased with 50% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to 2013.

Other positive developments are the increase in the use of horses and mules compared to donkeys (respectively 35%, 42% and 20%; 3% of equines are foals). As horses and mules are at least eight times more expensive than donkeys, they are better cared for. Equine owners have started introducing carts or buggies, pulled by strong horses and mules in brick factories with a flat terrain. As a result of these developments, the presence of saddle wounds has decreased and the equines’ general condition improved.  More

‘Chobar Rabies Free’ vaccinates 42

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Chobar, June 14- 2014- Chobar Rabies Free! That is the slogan of an ongoing campaign by Animal Nepal and local clubs at this beautiful village.Today Animal Nepal vaccinated 42 community dogs in Chobar. Two dogs were rescued and send to our shelter for further treatment.

The event was organized with the objective of providing vaccination to all dogs at Chobar Height. The team was supported by an enthusiastic group of children and a number of adults.

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Small hands for a BIG cause

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Kathmandu – June 2, 2014 – When Uttam, Suraj and Chadani from Animal Nepal met the students of pre school and grade 3 of Lincoln School on June 2, they felt overwhelmed. The students had managed to raise funds worth Rs. 5,300 and 17,500 respectively for needy animals treated by Animal Nepal.

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Animal Nepal calls for investigation into Sauraha dog poisoning

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Sauraha, May 17, 2014 – Animal welfare organisations together with a group of 30 tourists and pet owners call for an independent investigation into the poisoning of an estimated 40 dogs in Sauraha. One poisoned dog was found floating in the Rapti river. A group of tourists has conducted a memorial for the canine victims and started a campaign on social media. The dogs were killed just three months after Animal Nepal together with various partners introduced humane dog management in Sauraha.

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“Donkeys deserve dignity”, says Animal Nepal on World Donkey Day

Kathmandu, May 8, 2014 - “Donkeys deserve Dignity.” That was the motto of today’s World Donkey Day celebrations, coordinated by Animal Nepal. Donkeys rescued from brick factories were garlanded and provided with healthy snacks. Improved harnesses were handed out to working donkeys.

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Animal Nepal on World Donkey Day called for better welfare standards for donkeys, ‘one of the most loyal and hardworking animals in the world’. “With thousands of donkeys toiling in brick factories and at construction sites, it is high time standards are put into place and budgets are allocated for their treatment”, said Uttam Kafle, Director at Animal Nepal. More

Animal Nepal awards ‘Best Equine Handler’ on World Veterinary Day

Best Equine Handler Rahul HinduHarisiddi, April 26, 2014 – Animal Nepal today celebrated World Veterinary Day by awarding the ‘Best Equine Handler’ in Lalitpur’s brick factories. Dr Sudeep Koirala handed over Rs 2000 to Rahul Hindu from Tri Shakti Brick factory, for taking good care of ‘his’ mules and donkeys.

“Positive rewards greatly benefit the welfare of both the people and the animals,” said Koirala.

Rahul Hindu came first in Animal Nepal’s rating system based on a list of ‘Good Practices’. These include proper feeding and watering, sheltering, loading, as well as immediate treatment and absence of beatings.

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Better than the Oscars…

SAM_cropedBadikhel, March 29, 2014 – The Best Equine Owners Awards for all of us Animal Nepal are better than the Oscars! Today we held an Award Ceremony for the equine owners of  Lalitpur’s brick factories. The awards encourage the owners of horses, mules and donkeys to take better care of their animals.

The third prize was given to Mr Neejam Kasghar from Champi Brick Factory, while the second prize went to Mr. Ganu Kasghar from Bajra Brick. Mr. Muktaar Kasghar from R.M. Brick Factory came nr 1.

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Monkey Mela @ Animal Nepal

Garage sale1Dobighat, April 2, 2014  - Coming Saturday, on April 5. Animal Nepal will open its gate for its first Monkey Mela. The festival celebrates animals and the environment. The mela will be organised each first Saturday of the month from 1-5 pm at our office. The next one is scheduled for May 10.

The Mela  promotes green innovations which can easily be adopted at home. The festival features Animal Nepal’s ongoing Garage Sale for a Better World,  ‘upcycling’, workshops for children, puppy adoption drive and Kathmandu’s first ever Mongolian yurt.

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AN, EAI call for investigation into mahout killing by safari elephant

???????????????????????????????Sauraha, March 15, 2014 – Animal Nepal and Elephant Aid International call for an investigation into the killing of a mahout by a safari elephant in Sauraha earlier this week. “The issue of deprivation and overworking of safari elephants needs to be addressed to prevent further injuries and deaths,” the organizations say.

Safari elephant Champa Kali killed mahout Moti Lal Chaudhary (50) on March 12 during public bathing. Chaudhary recently changed jobs, and it was his first time to take the elephant for bathing with tourists. Champa Kali is known as an aggressive elephant, who killed someone in India before being sold to its Nepali owner, Bishnu Hari Sapkota of Nature Safari Camp. She also has a history of Tuberculosis. More

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