Reaching out to the forgotten victims of the earthquake, Animal Nepal in the wake of the disaster treated around 900 animals. Three veterinary teams visited Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk to help farm and pet animals. “Many people consider animals less important but to farmers their livestock are essential to their survival”, says Director Uttam Kafle.
Although Animal Nepal was ready to treat sick and injured canines, it found that stray dogs suffered relatively less casualties. “Dogs are very intelligent creatures, who seem to know where to run for safety”, explains Kafle. The twenty cases that were treated included broken limbs and open wounds.