Animal Nepal (AN), is an innovative NGO based in Lalitpur District, Kathmandu Valley, and run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, who are both local and overseas animal welfare campaigners and educators. AN was established as a non-profit company in 2004 and was registered as an NGO in 2009.

Please find our detailed organisational profile here.

AN believes that through awareness-raising and practical interventions, widespread animal cruelty can be gradually reduced, and that Nepal can ultimately become a model country for animal welfare in the region.

AN conducts three outreach programmes, focusing on stray and community dogs, working equines and working elephants. We manage three rehabilitation centres cum sanctuaries: Chobar Animal Sanctuary in Chobar village, and the Donkey Hospital and the Donkey Sanctuary, both based in Badhikhel.

AN is well known for its national campaigns in the areas of working animals, livestock transport and slaughter, elephant abuse, dog poisoning, humane zoo conditions and urban greenery. AN conducts awareness campaign among school students and media representatives.

AN contributes to improving the conditions of animals in Nepal through the following objectives:

  1. To support a well-functioning animal health and well being industry.
  2. To conduct animal welfare education and campaigning.
  3. To initiate and support stray animal community-care programs

Animal Nepal’s working area

Animal Nepal works in Lalitpur District and the southern part of Kathmandu District (see map).

Map Patan

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