“The life of a street dog is a precarious struggle for survival from beginning to end.”
What We Do
On a typical day, we receive between 10 to 20 rescue requests for injured animals. These can range from cases of skin disease and undernourishment, to infected bites, maggot infested wounds, broken bones, cancers, and contagious diseases such as canine distemper and rabies.
Due to our limited capacity and resources, and in the interest of helping the animals that need care most urgently, we prioritize the serious cases while having to deny the less serious ones.
With continued support and funding we hope to be able to increase our capacity to give even more animals the treatment that they need.
With our international connections and high standards of hygiene and animal welfare, KAT Centre provides some of the highest quality veterinary care anywhere in Nepal – and we plan to continue improving our techniques even more.
For minor conditions we are able to provide treatments to dogs directly on the street without admitting them to our centre, saving time and money and minimizing stress to the animal. We also offer free medicines for minor conditions and instruct locals on how to administer them themselves if follow up doses are required.
According to research conducted in partnership with other organisations and funded by World Animal Protection (WSPA), dogs in areas where KAT operates are in a significantly better condition as measured by a number of different criteria, including:
Body condition – dogs were statistically less likely to be underweight.
Skin condition – dogs were statistically less likely to have visible skin problems.
Birth Control – a higher percentage of street dogs were found to be spayed.
“These findings demonstrate that KAT interventions have greatly helped in improving the health status of street dogs.”