Patan, September 23, 2013 – A WSPA supported survey shows a sharp decrease in the number of stray dogs in Animal Nepal’s working area. The population decreased with 64% in 6 years time. Animal Nepal has been conducting a humane dog management programme in Lalitpur since 2008.
The number of dogs in Patan (Block D) went down from 7527 in 2006 to 4560 in 2010, and further decreased to 2738 in 2012.
The survey further showed that the population in Kathmandu district is no longer increasing and has become stable. The 2012 dog survey was conducted by volunteers from Animal Nepal, Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre and Roots and Shoots Nepal.
Animal Nepal launched its humane dog population programme in December 2008, and has conducted various Animal Birth Control/Anti Rabies and CNVR (Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release) camps in Lalitpur district since then. Over 1900 female dogs have been spayed, treated and vaccinated.
Animal Nepal is grateful to find that its approach has proved successful and that the suffering of Lalitpur’s stray dogs has been greatly reduced.
The full report can be read here.