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Patan Durbar Square
‘rabies free zone’ on World Rabies Day 2014

Patan, 28 Sept 2014- A World Heritage Site adorned with beautiful temples. That is Patan's Durbar Square, home to countless stray dogs. On World Rabies Day 2014, Animal Nepal turned the Square into a rabies free 'zone’. The vaccination camp aimed to vaccinate around 50 dogs. 

First locals received education materials and information about the rabies virus and the importance of vaccination. When the team started at Krishna Mandir temple, they found that the dogs were calm and peaceful, which made the catching easy.

As we entered the alleys of Patan we gained local appreciation and interest. Patan Durbar square is the core area of our working area Lalitpur and most female dogs have already been spayed.

Animal Nepal has been conducting vaccination programs in order to create a healthier and happier population of stray animals. Fear of rabies can lead to acts of cruelty such as dog killing through mass poisoning or brutal beatings. Recently Animal Nepal campaigned successfully against dog killing in Rolpa District. The poisoning was stopped but sadly over 20 dogs had already been killed. See here for more detailed news. The fear of rabies has bred short-term, misinformed responses. Through our humane dog management programme and events such as World Rabies Day Animal Nepal hopes to bring a lasting change in the lives of Nepal’s strays.

Below: Actress Joanna Lumley, together with Nepalese and Indian groups, aims to stop the world's largest animal sacrifice event at Gadimai

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Gadhimai festival is known as the world's largest sacrfice event. Animal Nepal and first lobbied against the festival in 2005, and through Animal Welfare Network Nepal alerted the world in 2009, when countless animals were killed in the village of Bariyapur.
See here for more information about the campaign.

With actresses Brigitte Bardot and Joanna Lumley speaking out against Gadhimai in Europe, and various Indian and Nepalese groups denouncing the cruelty here, campaigners aim to turn the tide this year.  

Animal Nepal participated in a humane dog management camp to spread positive messages regarding animal welfare in the festival area. An ABC/AV (Animal Birth Control/ Anti-Rabies Vaccination) Camp was held from 23-27 September 2014 at Bariyaphat, Bara, with the support of the local Livestock  Office. The
outreach camp responded to a rabies outbreak in the village. To avoid mass killings such as in Rolpa District, an effective, long term response was put in place.

The program was sponsored by Humane Society International (HIS) and coordinated by AWNN. The medical staff of Animal Nepal and Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART) were able to spay 72 females and castrate 1 male. Over one third of the spayed dogs were pregnant and around 150 births were prevented. 105 dogs were given anti-rabies vaccines.
Animal Nepal Head Office
PO Box 23066, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dobighat, Patan


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