Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
KAT IS MAKING GREAT PROGRESS!
Since KAT began its programme, we have noticed significant local support from the Nepali community. We came to learn that many local people are deeply concerned about both the suffering of the stray dogs and the health risks associated with them. In the past there was no alternative to the government poisoning dogs. We have succeeded in convincing the city government about the importance of our work, and as a result they have ceased the poisoning campaigns where KAT operates.
We are also getting an increasing number of calls to rescue dogs that have been involved in accidents or have been mistreated. We answer as many of these appeals as we can.
Buddy when he arrived at KAT
Buddy after medical treatment
We are continually looking to improve our facilities and expand our programme, and for this we need to increase awareness and raise much needed funds. Please help in any way you can and Together, let us create a city where cruelty to animals is eliminated.
Facts and Accomplishments
There are more than 20,000
street dogs in urban Kathmandu, and over 35,000 in the Kathmandu Valley.
Every year, around 200 Nepali people die of rabies
(most of whom are children) and 16,000 are treated for dog bites.
As of April 2016:
The KAT Centre has given over
rabies vaccinations to Nepalese
street dogs, including 10,000 dogs who were vaccinated in collaboration with
the other members of the rabies alliance, a coalition of Nepalese governmental
agencies and nongovernmental organizations.
government of Nepal, KAT, and other organisations collaborated to conduct
city-wide surveys in Kathmandu in 2006 and 2010. The results show that the
number of street dogs in urban Kathmandu decreased from roughly 31,000 to around 22,500. The percent
of female dogs who have notched ears, indicating they were spayed by KAT,
increased from 15%
As a result, the dog population is expected to decrease significantly in the
The 2010 survey found that in
the parts of Kathmandu where KAT has been working, people are kinder towards
street dogs than in the areas that KAT's programmes have not yet reached. (Full survey
report: 23 page, 698kb Word document.)
Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre | Email: KATinfo@KATCentre.org.np | Tel:
+977 1 4373169