Based in Kathmandu in Nepal the charities aims are to reduce the number of street dogs currently at around 20,000. They provide animal birth control systems and public education to prevent acts such as starvation and poisoning from occurring. The dogs rescued are treated for any injuries or illnesses, they aid in the care for and available for adoption. Along with this the KAT Centre they are aiding in elimination of the rabies disease in the country. This work began after seeing the success of other countries with population numbers of street dogs.
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Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre – popular with the name of KAT Centre is a registered charitable organization affiliated and monitored by Social Welfare Council Act of Government of Nepal, is a dedicated organization for the Humane Management of Street Dog Population through its Animal Birth Control (ABC) approach. Since its establishment in 2004, we are delighted to announce that we have already neutered 12,000 street dogs and Anti-Rabies Vaccinated far more than 25,000 roaming canine population.
According to the survey of World Society for the Protection of Animals in 2010, more than 32,000 dogs live on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, and many suffer from starvation, infected open sores, mange, and other injuries and illnesses. Rapid growth of street stray dogs population in the dumps thrown every corner inside city area and suitable climate with easy availability of foods are the major reasons that was creating problem in Kathmandu valley and Government has no approach other than poisoning them. Lots of human and economic resources were wasted in vain for poisoning the street dogs and dumping them to riverside leading several pollutions and damages in environment. Only KAT was the organization trying to stop dog poisoning and awaking community against it and making community aware for proper pet care, Rabies awareness and Human-Animal co-relation as the part of same nature. (more…)