AN’s special World Donkey Day


Lalitpur,
May 8th, 2017 is a very special day for Animal Nepal as we celebrate World Donkey Day.

We celebrated this event at our shelter in Godavari with much enthusiasm and love; did you know according to Hindu mythology, a donkey represents goddess Sitala Devi. We have 23 rescued equines at our shelter enjoying their retired time.

On this occasion we worship these lovely, furry, young and old equines by putting red tika on the forehead and feeding them their favorite food. Some of our horses and mules like Hella, Mox, and Buddy take advantage of the day and grab some yummy carrots and cabbage along with other donkeys. Our entire team thoroughly enjoyed feeding them.

According to AN Vet Dr. Atish Yadav, “Every year we celebrate this day, as these equines have gone through hardship, which makes this day all the more special for them”. Vet Sajana Thapa, Para Vets Tara Budhathoki, Santosh Gautam and Mana Nepali, care taker Santa Bahadur Shrestha and Masini Shrestha did a great job organizing this lovely day for our equines.
Our Godawari Donkey sanctuary looked more beautiful with our equines enjoying themselves. These furry friends have found a new lease of life and with the support The Donkey Sanctuary UK. Our residents are also supported by individual sponsors through Animal Aid Abroad, Australia.

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Anti -rabies vaccination camp at Bhutkhel

Kathmandu-
Our Humane Dog Management Programme has been involved in anti-rabies vaccination, CTVT treatment, community education programmes and CNVR programmes to all the dogs. So, on 5th May, 2017, Animal Nepal team to the field and vaccinated 36 stray dogs (32 male and 4 female) in Bhutkhel, Toudaha, Kirtipur Municipality Kathmandu.
AN program manager Kapil Kafle, Veterinarian Sunil Thapa, Communication officer Nirmal Sharma, Vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C and Oshin Tamang, dog catcher Mohan Maharjan and assistant Hari Chaudhary worked hard on a warm sunny day at the camp.

The team was supported by local community people. They were actively coordinating with our team. Besides vaccinating 36 dogs from these areas, some dogs were treated for various skin diseases.
Our vaccination camp was very successful. Animal Nepal would also like to thank the local people of vicinity who were very caring and kind towards animals in their area and were extremely supportive towards our programme. A big thank you to the Humane Dog Management Programme team and especially to the local community for making the programme a great success.

A workshop on wound management and distribute first-aid kits

Lalitpur,March 2017-
On a rainy Saturday on 22nd April 2017, Animal Nepal arranged a workshop on Wound Management and to distribute first-aid kits to relevant stakeholders/equine owners at Godawari Donkey Sanctuary, Lalitpur.
AN Executive Director Uttam Kafle discussed about equine health care and basic treatment of wounds and injury. He explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. The programme was informative and beneficial.
Our Equine outreach Programme Co-ordinator Dr Atish Yadav and vet Sajana Thapa shared ideas about wound management and imparted knowledge with the equine owners.
Interact with the equine owners on the importance of keeping the sick equines separately, an isolation unit for the sick and wounded equines should be set up with appropriate situation. Equine owner Shaized Kasgar explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Similarly, Abdul Hassian told the every owner’s concern how to save animals from wound and injury but their careless already delete of mind.
The programme was conducted inside a donkey isolation home as it was raining. We found that the participants were still enthusiastic and enjoyed the programme.
Programme manager Kapil Kaphle briefed the owners regarding the wound management programme and the benefits of the programme.

We were pleased to see the interest and excitement amongst the 27 equine owners regarding our work. The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.
Equine owners were happy and receptive with the knowledge provided. They realized that a woundless leads to a healthier equine.
Next, Dr. Atish and his team exhibiting how to use First Aid Kits to injured equines as demonstration. Unfortunately, some equines may be suffering from wound. “When the equine suffering from wound by any reason or injury, immediately used to practice of first aid treatments simple way of method.” said Dr.Atish Yadav.
Similarly, our team distributed First Aid Kits to them each other. First Aid Kits for the equines to each of the equine owner to encourage them to be able to treat their working equines for small infection and injuries. First Aid and timely treatment can save lives of many animals. We realized that equine owners can handle several cases of minor wounds and injuries.
We are sure that this will be very helpful for the working equines in emergency.
Animal Nepal team member Para vets Tara Budhathoki, Santosh Gautam and Mana Nepali were also present and talked about equine healthcare. Journalist Puspajyoti Dhungana,Care taker Santa Bahadur Shrestha and Masini Maya Shrestha also participated, Tsering Sherpa students from St. Xavier were the enthusiastic participants in this programme.
Our work, this season will be focusing on mobile clinics, organizing workshops for the equine owners and handlers, implementing education and evidence based outreach. Animal Nepal strives to for a healthy equine population.
At Animal Nepal we believe, interaction is the key!! We would like to thank The Donkey Sanctuary for their support.

Protect yourself and your caring dog!! A rabies free Lalitpur!

Lalitpur, April, 2017

Animal Nepal and Lalitpur Metropolitan city jointly organized a programme on Humane Dog Population Management Programme on the 9th of April.

Chief Executive Officer of Lalitpur Metropolitan Hari Prasad Dahal talked about dog related issues and said it is responsibility of all people. ‘Community education and people are really not aware that dog is a man’s best friend. ‘, says Dahal.

Environment Programme. Officer Pradep Amatya explained about the concept and objectives of a rabies free Lalitpur area.

AN Program Manger Kapil Kafle described the work done by Animal Nepal in helping animals in Lalitpur. He shared some success stories where when abandoned and sick dogs where given timely treatment along with love, they made remarkable recovery.

At Animal Nepal, we believe, education is the key. Since animal welfare is an evolving concept in our country the community and especially the kids still need to be educated about its importance and long-term impact.

We need to change the thinking of the people! The stray dogs in Nepal are in dire need of help and there is no arguing on this. We need a very strong programme to address the stray dog problem of our country.

Social workers from Lalitpur Metropolitan are often invited to the programme where they learn about the issues of stray dogs and other animals. This way most wards in Lalitpur have already been introduced to our Animal Birth Control, Anti Rabies programme and the suffering of stray dogs in general. However, we aim to make it bigger and better by taking our awareness programme to a whole new level in coming days.

Apart from the officials, forty social workers also participated in the discussion about Humane Dog Population Management. There was healthy interaction amongst all the participants regarding welfare for all the street dogs. In the beginning, our major focus remains on teaching the participants about the five freedoms of animals and why we should not violate them. We also encourage them to act on their own and if they discover cases of animal abuse we provide them with a helpline number for an immediate response. LGCDP focal person Kriti Shrestha, AN Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma were also present in the programme.

Enjoying the awareness session and healthy interaction !

Lalitpur. April 2017-
On a warm Saturday on 1st April, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Bajra Brick kiln at Aarubot, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational and awareness session for equine owners and equine handlers.
At the Bajra Brick kiln, there are 37 equines, with 24 enthusiastic handlers looking after these lovely equines.
Equine owners Genu,Isril and Rustam had come all the way from Nepalgunj.
Animal Nepal Communication Officer Nirmal Sharma briefed the owners and handlers regarding the educational/awareness programme and the benefits of the programme.
The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.
Dr.Atish Yadav, Co-ordinator of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine healthcare and basic treatment. He explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. He further explained all the methods in detail which were quite effective. The education/awareness programme was informative, educative and beneficial.

Equine owner Rustam explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. Everybody was relaxed as we enjoyed doing the programme in the mild sun outdoors on the grass. We found that the participants were responsive and equally enjoyed the awareness campaign. The team distributed Ludo kits to the equine handlers.
Animal Nepal team member Dr. Sajana Thapa, Para vets Tara Budhathoki,Santosh Gautam,Mana Nepali and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha were also present and talked about equine management and healthcare. We continue to help the working equines and the people who are working with the hard working equines.

“An event conducted inside a donkey shed”

Lalitpur. March 2017-
On a cold and rainy Saturday on 18th March, Animal Nepal Equine outreach team reached Kantipur Brick kiln at Badikhel, Lalitpur district to conduct an educational programme for equine owners and equine handlers.
At the Kantipur Brick kiln, there are 27 equines, with two equine owners and 11 handlers looking after the equines. Equine owner Abdul Hassian and Asgar Ali had come all the way from Nepalgunj.
Animal Nepal Communication officer Nirmal Sharma briefed the owners and handlers regarding the educational/awareness programme and the benefits of the programme. The participants were very interested. They realized that a healthy equine would be beneficial for everyone’s individual interest.
Dr.Sajana Thapa, veterinarian of the Equine Outreach Programme, discussed about equine health care and basic treatment. She explained that by providing substantial food, drinking water, adequate rest time, and proper shelter would definitely result in better performance by the equines. She further explained all the methods effectively through sketching. The Educational programme was informative and beneficial.

Equine owner Abdul Hassian explained that Animal Nepal’s support has always been consistent and continuous in the field of equine welfare. The event was conducted inside a donkey shed as it was raining. We found that the participants were still enthusiastic and enjoyed the programme.
Animal Nepal team member Para vets Tara Budhathoki, Sijan Pokhrel, Mana Nepali and Roka Prem were also present and talked about equine healthcare. Vets Alexi Butler and Emma Preston from UK also participated, Tsering Sherpa, Vizaya Shrestha students from St. Xavier were the enthusiastic participants in this programme.
We are helping people so that they can treat their working animals with love and dignity!!

Anti-rabies vaccination camp at Dhapakhel


Lalitpur, 2nd March, 2017 – As part of our annual vaccination programme, this quarter, our team vaccinated 60 dogs ( 44 male and 16 female) at Dhapakhel and in parts of Hattiban area of Lalitpur district. Our Humane Dog Management Programme was organized with the objective of providing anti rabies vaccination to all the dogs in the above said area.
Animal Nepal program manager Kapil Kafle, veterinarian Krishna Kumar Yadav, vet technician Gautam Khetri, Kushal B.C, volunteer Trishna Shrestha, dog catcher Mohan Maharjan, and assistant Ramchandra Shrestha worked hard for a full day at the camp.

The team was supported by an enthusiastic group of local people. Besides vaccinating 60 dogs from these areas, many dogs were treated for various other skin diseases.
Our vaccination camp was very successful. Animal Nepal would also like to thank the local people of vicinity who were very caring and kind towards animals in their area and were extremely supportive towards our programme. A big thank you to the Humane Dog Management Programme team and especially to the local community for making the programme a huge success.

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