KAT Centre’s Mission
Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT) was established in 2004 by Jan Salter as a charity to help raise awareness with respect to the inhumane treatment of Nepalese Street Dogs.
While our primary purpose is humane animal birth control (ABC) to reduce the street dog population, we also provide education, awareness, and prevention of Rabies, medical treatment to those that are sick and injured, and education to the public and animal adoptions.
Over the years the purpose of KAT has remained the same as we honor Jan Salter’s vision. In 2020 we recognized the benefit of working independently of both foreign and government direction and changed our structure to a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). As a structured NGO we can address animal welfare issues directly.
Being more than a shelter, we also provide a variety of services, generally at a reduced cost, by donation or free. Our services are open primarily to those in the Kathmandu and Budhanilkantha Municipality.
KAT receives no federal funding is almost entirely funded by grants and private donation.