Harisiddi dog camp a success despite political problems

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Harisiddi, May 19, 2012 – A community educated about humane dog management. 58 female dogs spayed and vaccinated. Ten dogs treated for skin problems. Two dogs suffering from cancer rescued. Those were some of the positive outcomes of a CNVR-M (Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release & Monitor) camp organised by Animal Nepal and Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART) with the support of Street Dogs of Nepal (SDON).

The camp was organised under very difficult circumstances. Due to political strikes, preparations for the camp were hampered. A hail storm flooded the compound and almost blew away the tent which was used for preoperative check ups. However, once the logistic problems were solved, the teams were ready to roll.

Harisiddi, a Newar village on the way to Godavari, suffers from serious dog problems. Apart from overpopulation, the village dogs are affected by parasite infections, skin problems and other diseases such as CTVT cancer.

Two very committed teams from Animal Nepal and HART worked in close collaboration with the Tara Sheha Youth Club, who raised funds within the community. The camp was the first joint collaboration between AN and HART and we hope many will follow!

Thank you all staff and volunteers who toiled under very difficult circumstances to make this camp a success. Thank you SDON for your commitment to improving the lives of Harisiddi’s dogs.

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