There are more than 20,000 street dogs in Kathmandu, and over 35,000 in the Kathmandu Valley. In addition to problems associated with overpopulation, these dogs pose a real health threat to the residents of Nepal through rabies transmission and dog bites. In the past there was no alternative to the government`s policy of poisoning dogs and ignoring the critically sick and injured animals. Many people were very concerned about the dogs around their community but until recently, had no way of helping them. Now over 14,000 dogs have been treated in a successful spay, neuter and vaccination program that provides a very important, much needed service to the people and animals of Kathmandu. You too can be part of the solution, by volunteering in this busy shelter and animal hospital in Kathmandu.
Now more than ever we need your help. To help stop the spread of rabies and the massively increasing dog population- for the dogs, the community and the environment.
- Live in a town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Hands on work with dogs who need your help.
- Working with a locally established and supported vet team.
- Time off to experience wild Nepali treks, temple tours and vibrant Kathmandu culture.
- Students have experienced vets to supervise them through surgery and clinical.