Animal Nepal romances the street dogs on Valentine’s Day

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“Are you a dog lover? Then come and date our dogs this Valentine’s!”  With that slogan Animal Nepal attracted some fifty animal lovers to its Chobar Animal Sanctuary on Saturday February 14, 2015.

Animal Nepal’s Valentine’s programme featured dogs wearing romantic and adventurous outfits, a kissing booth in which wanna be models were photographed with a rescued dog and an Adoption Corner.

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Donkey Sanctuary India provides valuable training to Animal Nepal staff

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How to make saddles that do not create wounds on donkeys? How to educate equine owners in a participatory manner? These and many other questions were addressed in a recent Donkey Sanctuary India training programme. Animal Nepal’s equine outreach members Dr. Atish Kumar Yadav and vet technician Hari Krishna Shrestha returned with fresh energy and knowledge.

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‘A donkey is not a machine’

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When the Animal Nepal team recently reached Kantipur Brick Factory and found that sick ‘brick donkeys’ were kept together with healthy ones, they immediately rolled up their sleeves. Together with the equine owners, they build an isolation unit.  The team were able to treat over 16 equines suffering from saddle wounds, hoof problems, dehydration, skin problems and/or undernourishment. More

Kudos to Animal Aid Abroad Australia tour group!

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At the start of the year the Animal Nepal team was pampered with the visit of  a team of volunteers from Animal Aid Abroad Australia (AAA). The eleven enthusiastic AAA members came with the purpose of getting to know Animal Nepal better and donating lots of useful medicines and special equipment, including a microscope. More

Animal Nepal gives kudos to Elephant Festival for organising elephant picnic

picnic1A long row of elephants enjoying a nutritious meal including fresh fruits and vegetables. That was one of the scenes at the annual Chitwan Elephant Festival, held right after Christmas. Animal Nepal gives kudos to the organisors of the Sauraha festival for taking up its suggestion to organise the picnic. (Photo credit Nepalmountainnews.com)

Animal Nepal since a number of years has requested the organisers to introduce humane activities, that are truly fun for elephants. Although the regular games took place as well this year, the picnic was added to create a more relaxing activity for the elephants. Interestingly, compared to the games, the picnic was most appreciated by the visitors.

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3 days long camp sterilizes 65 dogs

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Chobar, November 2014- Animal Nepal conducted a CNVR-M camp, (Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release-Monitor) in the period November 21 till November 23 at its Chobar Animal Sanctuary. As part of its ongoing humane dog population programme, dogs were selected from two core areas:  Kirtipur (Tyanglaphat) and Gwarko. The three days long camp sterilized and treated 65 dogs. Besides community dogs we also welcomed some pet dogs from other parts of Kirtipur and Kathmandu. More

Municipality signs MOU for humane dog population management in Lalitpur

kjhKathmandu, November 3, 2014- While the authorities tried hard to create a city free of stray dogs with the arrival of the SAARC Summit, animal activists across the country  spoke out for canines.

Good news came from Lalitpur Sub-Municipality when they officially decided to support Animal Nepal in its humane dog population management efforts rather than poisoning or relocating them. More

Shattered hearts come together to say: “WE WILL NOT FORGET”

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Kathmandu, December 1, 2014- Tears flowed today when over 50 concerned citizens from across the country protested Gadhimai sacrifices at the southern gate of Singha Durbar, They said in many different ways: We Will Not Forget, and held the government responsible for the blood bath.

Concerned citizens dressed in black dresses held banners and placards. The slogans included ‘Why does the government remain silent?’, ‘We deny to step on innocent blood!’ and ‘Stop Animal Sacrifice’.  The silent protest started from the Hanumansthan, Anamnagar, and eventually turned into a rally that passed various ministries.

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Zoo Check: “Failed enclosures at Central Zoo need immediate improvement”

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When Ravee Tandukar conducted a Zoo Check of the enclosures of endangered mammals at the Central Zoo for his thesis in Development Studies, he found that the conditions generally had improved. However, three enclosures, namely that of Asian Elephant, One-Horned Rhinoceros, and Striped Hyena, failed. “Immediate improvements of the failed enclosures and translocation of the larger mammals to the planned new ‘Open Zoo’are urgent matters to be addressed,” says the researcher.

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Shelter dogs say: “Winter, come try me”!

donate blanketOutside it is getting colder, but the Chobar Animal Shelter is heating up. The secret behind are those blankets and quilts that has are pouring in this season from our well-wishers.

Stray dog often suffer from hair loss and malnutrition and on top of that lack a home and a cosy shelter. Thus Winter tends to be very difficult for them.  But with a little bit of effort and kindness we can save a dog this winter.  More

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