Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre
The Situation of Stray Dogs
'Wherever the KAT team has
targeted, there is significant and visible
improvement in the standard of living.'
The Kathmandu city government used to poison more than 10,000 street dogs each year with strychnine, in an attempt to control the street dog population. This is a horrific form of death, throwing the dogs into violent seizures for up to nine hours before they die. The poison is scattered on the streets in lumps of meat, where it is a danger to children (who often play in the streets) and people's pets.
The dog carcasses are dumped in piles and left to decompose in the river beds. As many Kathmandu residents depend on the river for their drinking water, this creates a serious health hazard. Furthermore, this method is ineffective because the remaining dogs breed and the dog population returns to its original size within a year.
Through an agreement between the KAT Centre and the government of Kathmandu, the government no longer poisons stray dogs in the areas where KAT works.
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