Kirtipur, March 1-3, 2013 – Celebrating World Spay Day, held on the last Tuesday of February, Animal Nepal, with the support of grade 10 of Lincoln School, organised a Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release Camp in Thanglaphat, Kirtipur, from March 1-3. A total of 61 female dogs were spayed, and four dogs suffering from cancer rescued. No less than six dogs were found suffering from pyometra, a potentially fatal condition in which the uterus becomes infected. All dogs could be saved.
A volunteer with the Community Service Centre, Sudarshan Basnyat kindly offered his house as a venue for the surgery.
Lincoln School’s grade 10 students thought of creative ways to raise money to help sponsor the operation camp. The students raised 21,000 rupees through two dinner fundraisers, while 2nd Grade made and sold recycled notebooks for an additional 6,500 rupees. In total, this combined contribution paid for a quarter of the total cost incurred by the CNVR camp.
In addition to the monetary contribution, 10th Grade students participated in an educational campaign to raise awareness within the community of the need for street dog neutering, and to promote the operation camp, which was provided as a free service for the community.