CATCH-NEUTER-VACCINATE-MONITOR-RELEASE (CNVMR) PROGRAM IN MAHADEVSTHAN VDC, KAVREPALANCHOK DISTRICT OF NEPALGOOGLE MAP OF SITE CLICK HERE!
Mahadevsthan VDC of Kavrepalanchok - Kunta BesiKavrepalanchok District is the epicenter of Nepal Earthquake, 2015. More than 2,000 people died, more than 1,00,000 animals died and over thousands were traumatized from the damages of earthquake with magnitude of 8. People are prioritized for various national and international supports, but the animals suffering from various health problems are still not getting public concerns.
Among various wild and domesticated animals that are suffering, free roaming dogs are the major concern now. Not only free roaming, but most of the pet dogs became ownerless and roofless. They were travelling to distances in search of food and habitats. Many died of diseases and many suffer the longterm illness. Those who were safe, are now breeding rapidly and creating various social problems like overcrowdness, attcking to small cattles and school children, noise pollutions, fear of biting and health risks. The dogs population which lies above thousands in number are never vaccinated and medically treated.
Since NAWRC have started its Animal Birth Control Program in Kavrepalanchok District, six cases of Rabid animals are recorded in duration of 9 months. Out of them, four were on domestic cattles (goat, water buffalloes and cows) and two were on free roaming dogs.
Mahadevsthan VDC is approx. 70 kms eastern from capital city Kathmandu and approx. 35 kms from district headquater Dhulikhel. It lies in mid hilly region and is regarded as rural area of the district. The area passes through way towards Melamchi Drinking Water Project and is an access for Sindhupalchok District. Human literacy rate is lower and awareness of Animal Birth Control and Rabies is rare.
Because of lower awareness profile, people highly prefer killing of dogs rather than spaying, vaccinating and making them healthy. NAWRC received many complains from Kuntabesi about mass poisoning and killing of free roaming dogs as local people are scared of dogs with fear of Rabies Transmission. So, to control the inhumane behaviours of the local people and to change the occupied mindset of local people about dogs, NAWRC took an initiation to stop cruelties in free roaming dogs of Mahadevsthan VDC. We stepped to held a meeting with Village Development Committee, Livestock Service Office, Local Organizations and stakeholders of the locality and have conviced them to prohibitate the cruelty on dogs and control their population making them healthy by ABC Program.
Mahadevsthan VDC is occupied by jungle areas and free roaming dogs are exposed easily towards jungles. There are more open spances and free areas where dogs can run freely. We have argued for local people participations in catching and post operation care, but we are afraid that there will be avalability of such supports during the program. Dogs are found aggressive and turning into feral dogs.
They agree NAWRC's proposals to organize Dog Poplation Management program (DPM). NAWRC have to operate 100 free roaming dogs from the VDC area and vaccinate them against Rabies. NAWRC is responsible to manage all funds, medical supplies, surgical supplies and othe equipments required for the program and conduct the ABC Program to save hundreds of dogs in risk of cruel poisoning or killing in the VDC. We are seeking national and international support for this program to save humans from Rabies Risks, Dog Bite Risks and other health risks with making the dogs neutered and vaccinated.
Our Challenges for the Program.1. We must have good equipments to handle the dogs properly and safely.
2. We must manage all medical and other supplies requirements for the program ourself.
3. We must arrange tents for OT, Preparation and Post Op Recovery Space.
4. We must manage to take enough cages for the dogs (to hold them till surgery and before release back)
5. We must aware local people to adopt humane methods of dogs population control, Rabies prevention and Dog baheviours.
Estimated Budget for the Program (including all transportation, administration, fooding and lodging costs) cnvmr-plan_kunta.pdf