STREET DOGS OF NEPAL has gone through many changes since its inception in 2005.
We started with a small centre in Naicap, we then progressed to sponsoring individuals and other groups helping street dogs in Nepal.
SDON currently joined with animal Nepal and Hart to hold a street dog camp in Harisiddi, we funded this camp which helped over 58 very needy dogs in a Newar village on the way to Godavari.
We were alerted to the problems in this village by Animal Nepal and Hart and so with the corroboration of both Animal Nepal, Hart and ourselves the three groups were responsible for a successful camp that was carried out last month over a two day period.
Harisiddhi's is a Newar village and the street dogs there had never received medical help in the past. This village's dogs suffer from serious dog problems. Apart from overpopulation, the village dogs are affected by parasite infections, skin problems and other diseases such as CTVT cancer.
A field clinic and neutering camp was sponsored in the outlying village of Harisiddhi by Street Dogs Of Nepal.
This community is particularly in need of care for its animals and many are suffering for want of veterinary care.
The event was organised by Animal Nepal who carried out the pre-camp administration and then followed up on the post operative care whilst HART [Himylayian Animal Rescue Trust] provided vets, staff, tents and its experience of CNVR.
We spayed 58 dogs during the three day camp. Two dogs were taken back to Animal Nepal's kennels in Chobar for longer term treatment and it is expected that they will be well enough for return in a few weeks.
Also a community was educated about humane dog management. A total of 58 female dogs spayed and vaccinated. Ten dogs treated for skin problems. Two dogs suffering from cancer rescued. Those were some of the positive outcomes of a CNVR-M (Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release & Monitor) camp organised by Animal Nepal and Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART) with the financial funding and support of Street Dogs of Nepal (SDON).
The camp was organised under very difficult circumstances. Due to political strikes, preparations for the camp were hampered. A hail storm flooded the compound and almost blew away the tent which was used for preoperative check ups. However, once the logistic problems were solved, the teams were ready to roll.
The two very committed teams from Animal Nepal and HART worked in close collaboration with the Tara Sheha Youth Club, who raised funds within the community. The camp was the first joint collaboration between AN SDON and HART.
Thank you Lucia Devries, Barbara Webb and Linda Sherpa in Nepal and all in AN and HART - Without you all this project would not have happened.
SDON sincerely hope that this and future camps will alleviate some of the suffering of Harisiddhi's street dogs. Thank you from SDON for your commitment to improving the lives of Harisiddi’s dogs.
Bernie Wright. SDON founder.