History of KAT

History of KAT (Since 2004 A.D.)

Controlling the number of inhabitants in road canines is a major issue especially in the creating areas of Asia, Africa, and South America. Nepal is no special case, and the Kathmandu Valley’s quickly growing metropolitan space is home to an enormous road canine populace.

Merciless strategies for canine populace control, for example, mass poisonings have demonstrated fruitless and silly. In any event, when huge quantities of canines are executed, their numbers quickly get back to equivalent to previously. Moreover, the aimless scattering of toxic substance on the roads is dangerous to human wellbeing and improper removal of the deteriorating canine corpses makes an extra genuine wellbeing hazard to the local area.

To address this issue, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Humane Society International (HSI), the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and other significant associations, have suggested and presented Animal Birth Control (ABC) by disinfection. This proposed arrangement is the most secure and best technique for directing the road canine populace and lessening the danger of rabies.

The Public Health Department of the Kathmandu Municipality and different caretakers of the city have recognized that the harming of canines has neglected to lessen the quantities of canines. They presumed that it has been a misuse of assets and have as of late ended this strategy. The need to think ahead is fundamental.

The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Center (KAT) was established in May 2004.

In 2004, Jan founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre), a charity organization that works to promote the health of street dogs in Kathmandu, through animal birth control, rabies vaccination, disease treatment and community education. KAT is the largest animal welfare organization in the country.

Jan Salter MBE
KAT Centre

Jan has had a number of solo exhibitions, and received many awards in recognition of both her art and service to Nepal, including the “Gorkha Dakshin Bahu” presented by the then Nepali king, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah in 1997; the Human Society International’s “Extraordinary Commitment and Achievement Award in 2010; and an MBE, “Member of the British Empire” conferred by the Queen of England in 2012.

Hari Bansha Acharya
Founder President
KAT Nepal

While being the leading animal treatment center at Kathmandu, KAT has gone through various ups and downs in almost 2 decades-long journeys.