On Air for Animals

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At Animal Nepal we aim to be a voice for the voiceless. Since a few months we are supported by Nepal FM at 91.8 MHz which has gone ON AIR for those who can’t speak for themselves. With the encouragement of Animal Nepal, the station has been broadcasting a unique radio reports on animal welfare issues as part of its weekly ‘Samaya Samikchya’ programme since February. Are you too concerned about animals? Then tune in this Tuesday at 7 pm and Wednesday morning at 7 am to  Nepal FM.

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal

earthquake banner(1)The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday April 25 has left a trail of devastation. Apart from hundreds of thousands of people, countless animals are affected too. Animal Nepal launches an Emergency Appeal to respond to the crisis. Your help in this hour of need will be greatly appreciated. Donations can be send here. Follow us on Facebook to join our three rescue teams while caring for sick and injured dogs, cows, buffaloes, goats, pigs and even the odd rabbit. Download our appeal here.

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Survivors of the Turmoil

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Santa Bahadur, caretaker at Animal Nepal’s Donkey Sanctuary pampering Maneka, one of the surviving donkeys.

“We wanted to run outside but could barely stand. My wife and I somehow managed to escape. Outside, the sick donkey’s isolation room collapsed in front of our eyes, followed by the tall chimney of BBM Brick Factory.” Santa Bahadur, who is in his late 60s, works as caretaker at Animal Nepal’s donkey sanctuary. Like all of us, he was deeply shaken by the earthquake that hit the country on April 25. He shares his experience with communication officer Chadani Lama.  “I never saw such turmoil in my life”, he recounts. Click here to learn more of Santa Bahadur’s experience and update of our Donkey Sanctuary. Wanna learn more? Then watch this video of the heartrendering accounts of paravets Tara and Hari Krishna.

Animal Nepal treats 900 ‘forgotten quake victims’

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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.

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Animal Nepal organizes workshop on casting and downer cows

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9 May, 2015– Among the greatest animal needs after the deadly earthquake are broken limbs and ‘downer cows’, cows that were pulled out of the rubble but for various reasons cannot stand up. That is why Animal Nepal on Saturday organized a hands on workshop at its office Dhobighat. Trainers Dr Springer Browne and Ben Brown from World Vets prepared a simple protocol for casting in English and Nepali. They also prepared one for downer cows in English and Nepali. More

Relief agencies: don’t forget the animals, whether dead or alive

lubhu3Animal Nepal today calls on all relief agencies to include animals, especially livestock, in its rescue and relief operations. “Make sure to carry lime (chuna) whenever you go out to affected areas. Disinfecting carcasses is a priority to stop the spread of deadly diseases”, says co founder Lucia de Vries, who says supporting surviving livestock is generally regarded a priority by disaster victims.

Animal Nepal developed tips for the safe disposal of carcasses in English and Nepali.

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Donkey Sanctuary UK team goes local!

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19 March, 2015– Animal Nepal this month was honoured to receive a visit from a high level team from The Donkey Sanctuary UK. The purpose of the visit was to observe Animal Nepal’s Working Equine Outreach Programme and discuss further collaboration. The DSUK team consisted of Stephen Blakeway, Julia Smith and Dr. Ramesh Kumar. More

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