With the sweet smell of burning incense and chanting of “Namo tassa bhagavato..” the birth place of Gautama Buddha came alive this November when a group of compassionate people joined hands to help animals at Lumbini...
Forging a Path of Compassion in the Land of Buddha
November, 2016– During the course of 4 days Catch Neuter Vaccinate and Release (CNVR) camp, Animal Nepal was able to spay and neuter 101 dogs from within the holy area which included Mahilwari, Parsa chowk, Khungai and Padariya villages of Lumbini. The CNVR process by Animal Nepal is to catch the dogs from their respective areas, neuter them and vaccinate them against rabies. The dogs were then kept under observation for a day and then released in the same area they were caught from. An ear notch was made to indicate that the dog has been spayed/ neutered. We also sprayed a red paint at the back of the spayed dogs. AN team worked tirelessly for almost 13 hours every day and during the night to make sure no dogs were left un-spayed. During the course of the treatment, our team was taken aback to see that about 80% dogs were suffering from scabies and many female dogs suffering from CTVT Cancer. Besides, most of the dogs were found to be severely malnourished.
November 9, 2016- Animal Nepal got an opportunity to spend an afternoon with 150 lovely students from Karuna Girls School during our CNVR Camp at Lumbini. We were amazed to see the interest and excitement in the students when Animal Nepal President Pramada Shah called the students to be the "animal protector" of their community.
Established in 2013, The Karuna Girls School provides free education to more then 200 girls of Lumbini area who would otherwise be married as young as 10 years of age and face a life of no education, poverty and labour. At Karuna, every single girl child is raised up to be independent and self-employed so she can decide about her life and her body herself and take equal part in the development and growth of our society.
November 12, 2016- A wounded horse was neglected and dumped by his owner at Kapilvastu Bazaar. Discovered by Guru Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, Pramada Shah (Animal Nepal President) and Naila Sattar (a Philanthropist and AN's Board Adviser), the horse was in a very bad shape with infected and maggoted wound on it's front left leg. Animal Nepal team was immediately called for the treatment and rescue of the horse. With the combined efforts of Animal Nepal, Lumbini Social Service Foundation and 7.8 Project, the horse will now begin the next phase of his life at Karuna Girls School, Lumbini.
Lumbini Social Service Foundation is a non profit organisation working for empowering rural communities in Lumbini. The organisation is equally committed towards saving the lives of neglected, abused, and abandoned animals. Soon to be named, this very handsome horse is a first rescue of LSSF and a beginning of an Animal Sanctuary at Lumbini.