Animal Nepal launches Lalitpur dog population survey report

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It’s official: 2793 dogs live on the streets of Lalitpur’s Sub-Metropolitan City area. Animal Nepal today published the findings of its detailed dog population survey to carefully measure the outcomes of its ongoing Humane Dog Management Programme. “The survey’s findings give us the confidence that we can bring a lasting chance in the lives of Lalitpur’s dogs,” says Director Uttam Kafle.

The organization in 2014 signed an MOU with the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) authorities and committed itself to reach at least 75% coverage of female dogs spayed and neutered in LSMC’s 22 wards. More

Tiger Tops to become Asia’s first private responsible elephant tourism outfit

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Kathmandu, January 25, 2016 – Animal Nepal is proud to announce Asia’s first private tourism outfit to replace elephant riding with responsible elephant tourism activities. Tiger Tops, known as Nepal’s first and oldest eco tourism company, is set to unchain its sixteen elephants, discard jungle safaris and offer non invasive tourism activities promoting natural elephant behaviour.

Encouraged by Animal Nepal, Tiger Tops has joined forces with elephant welfare expert Carol Buckley from Elephant Aid International to introduce a new way for tourists of experiencing one of the most magnificent creatures of the jungle, the Asian elephant. More

Helping Animals at Lumbini, the land where compassion was born!

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1 Jan 2016– Animal Nepal’s inbox in 2015 remained filled with pleads from national and international visitors from Lumbini who were horrified to see the condition of local dogs inside and around the main monastery and surrounding areas. With no proper animal support group and organization, increasing dog population had led serious issues for the locals and visitors in the area. Dogs suffering from mange and other deadly diseases roaming around the territory and  was another serious concern. That was when on July 2015 Monks and volunteers from Lumbini Social Service Foundation visited Animal Nepal with the hope of support for the Lumbini beings.  More

Animal Nepal treats dogs with cancer successfully in mobile clinics

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26 December 2015 – Lola, a five year old dog living in Lola Tol, Patan, was a much loved community dog until she developed a smelly tumour. Suffering from Canine Transmittable Venereal Cancer (CTVT)  Lola got shooed away, even when she became pregnant once again. Thanks to Animal Nepal’s mobile treatment camp, Lola recovered in a month’s time and became a much appreciated member of the neighbourhood again.

Animal Nepal is the second half of 2015 treated 24 cancer dogs on the street. The new approach turned out to be successful. While one passed away, and two disappeared in the course of treatment, 21 fully recovered.

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International agencies speak out against wildlife gifting

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Tethered rhino with caged deer in the background. Possibly part of collection gifted by Chandra Shamsher Rana to King George V. From Public Domain.

London, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, December 22, 2015 – International animal welfare agencies including Born Free and Asia for Animals Coalition have written to the Nepal government to express their concern about the reintroduction of wildlife gifting.

Born Free, whose campaign led India to ban the use of animals as diplomatic gifts in 2005, in a letter to Minister Agni Prasad Sapkota and Director General Fanindra Raj Khanel writes: “”For the sake of the animals, and Nepal’s international reputation, we ask you to please reconsider any plans to begin the practice of wildlife ‘gifting’ or transfers to captive facilities overseas.”

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Tika, Mala & Some Woofs in Return!

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Kathmandu, November 10, 2015– The most awaited day of the year “Kukur Tihar” finally arrived as a beautiful moment in our gloomy crisis days. Animal Nepal this year too invited dog lovers to worship rescued canines at its Chobar Animal Hospital. And to our surprise we witnessed good numbers of dog lovers despite of vehicle and fuel crisis due to an ongoing blockade.

The Kukur Tihar programme started with a lovely speech from AN’s Founder President Pramada Shah who expressed her deep concern about pet abandonment. We were delighted to see people bringing their kids who had some curious eyes for our shelter dogs. Followed by a pleasing thank you speech from our Director Uttam Kafle, finally it was time to worship our dogs who were loosing their patience over yummy breads and eggs. Visitors offered blessings with tika and mala to our rescued dogs.  More

Animal Nepal speaks out against wildlife gifting

rhinoAnimal Nepal has requested the government of Nepal not to reintroduce the practice of gifting live animals to other countries. In letters to the Minister and Director General, Animal Nepal notes that using wildlife as ‘diplomatic gifts’ reduces animals to objects and leads to animal suffering.

“With animal welfare being high on the agenda around the world, wildlife gifting generally no longer is an appreciated diplomatic gesture,” writes Animal Nepal’s President Pramada Shah.

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