Fig. 1. Palanchok Bhagawati Temple Ground (Proposed TNR Site) and the Panaroma seen from the eastern part of the ground.
TNR on the TOP of the World!Welcome to the TOP OF THE WORLD!
Nepal Animal Welfare and Research Center (NAWRC) is very happy to welcome the overseas volunteers who are supporting and participating to Home Street Home Project !
With the aim of neutering and vaccinating free roaming dogs of Palanchok Area (Kavrepalanchok District) and Panauti Area, NAWRC is organizing Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) Program with support from Home Street Home (HSH) Project. This program is a developmental program for NAWRC as we have been struggling for the sustainability of the organization and mission because HSH is providing support on most basic equipments for developing the efficency of the program.
Origination of the Project.
Fig. 2. Mr Chuen Man Chang during his first visit to Palanchok Temple to see the dog population.
Following the devastating earthquake, that hit Nepal seriously in April, 2015, Mr Chuen Man Chang supported various rebuilding project for victims of the earthquake. During his stay in Nepal, seeing the hostility of Nepalese Peoples and the poor condition of homeless dogs, pushed him towards compassion for them. The rebuilding project with affection and affiliation with local dog made him decided to do something better for the animals, especially the suffering dogs, in a longterm way. This led to a concept of Home-Street-Home Project to bring cooperation and venture TNR Program with NAWRC.
Reasons for TNR in Kavrepalanchok District.Being a culturally diversified and goegraphically panaromic, Kavrepalanchok District has various difficulties for human and animals in different sectors. Mostly, 80% of livlyhood depends on agriculture, majority with Animal Husbandary. But animal welfare and animal aids are very unknown to people living in the district. Domesticated animals like cows, water buffaloes, goats etc are the main source of family income. So, people care these animals well till they are productive and have some importance. But canines are trouble for people because they feel like more dog population will affect their agriculture production and animal husbandary too. So, people demand mass killing and poisoning of dogs rather than they explore better and effective methods to control their population growth. Not only this, people are afraid of canine Rabies which are dangerous to children too.
Fig.3. NAWRC Team during catching of dogs for awaring local people in our sample program in Panchkhal Area.
So, amoung various reasons of organizing TNR in Kavrepalanchok District, some major reasons are being listed below:-
- Kavrepalanchok District is epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake and more than 40% of the total loss had happened from here. People with animals need international support to overcome this losses.
- Approximately, over 19,500 free roaming dog population have never been vaccinated or medically treated. Over 11 canine Rabid cases were recorded in different parts of the district and over 3,80,000 people are under high risk of Rabies transmission.
- The population of free roaming dogs has been increasing rapidly, which create human-canine conflicts. To control this, peoples are secretely mass culling or poisoning dogs which is very cruel and unscientific.
- More than 80% of people including school children are unknown of Rabies, its prevention and safety measures. People dying from Rabies are unknown in numbers and they die without knowing it!
- To create harmony on community dogs and the community, the TNR and Vaccination program will be proven equivalent to "medicine for an ill person".
Why this venture?Nepal and Nepalese people are overcoming themselves from the damages of various natural calamities since last three years. The hunger to rebuild their own shelter is challenging for themselves and there is no option to help animals keeping their children outside in tarpaulines. Government of Nepal is also suffering from political changes and new administrative emergencies. So, there is very little hope from the local community or the government for animal welfare programs. With the ambition to meet world accepted standards of surgical methods and technologies, this HSH Project is very much important for the development of NAWRC. This program will help NAWRC to uplift its facilities, technologies and methods of neutering free roaming dogs in most asceptic ways.
Fig. 4. Our staffs adjusting themselves inside a vehicle with allFor the first time in Nepal, NAWRC will exercise Traps in Dog Population Management Program with the help of HSH Project. And also, various advanced equipments to store vaccines better, to handle emergencies better are being supported, which is attraction to be involved in this project in many ways. Not only equipments and technologies, we are exchanging the experiences with Australlian and HongKongese Veterinarians and volunteers.
supplies taken together in conjusted space of hired vehicle.
supplies taken together in conjusted space of hired vehicle.
Dog Population Census and The Results.
Fig. 5. NAWRC Staff during Dog Population Census in Palanchok Area.
Dog Population Census was conducted on 26th August, 2017 A.D. It was presented in Google Fusion Table. To see the google location of each dog counted in census, CLICK HERE!
According to the census, there are 99 female dogs, 155 male dogs and 8 dogs with unrecognized sex. These dogs are never been vaccinated or medically treated.
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