Animal Nepal launches Mobile Response Team

Kathmandu, August 1, 2012 – Today Animal Nepal launched a Mobile Response Team which will reach out to sick and injured stray animals in Lalitpur district. The team consists out of Dr Sushma K.C. and vet technician Rabindra Sapkota. The team will focus on education, treatment and rescue. We warmly welcome the new team members!

Animal Nepal from the beginning has been conscious to avoid institutionalisation of animal welfare by educating and involving communities as much as possible. We ¬†organise weekly education camps and monthly health camps for stray and pet dogs. These camps increase communities’ awareness and involvement.

In 2012, Animal Nepal, together with local communities, pioneered Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) in Pharping and Harisiddi. We now are now committed to conduct spaying and vaccination in mobile camps in close collaboration with communities. Similarly, with a bit of help, sick or injured stray animals can often be taken care of by the community itself.

The mobile team will build strong linkages with communities and provide essential stray and pet dog care information. The team will provide a quick response to phone calls from concerned community members and design an effective response to individual cases. The programme is supported by Mayhew Animal Home.

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