Much of Nepalese culture including many other Asian cultures unfortunately do not hold dogs with the same esteem as western cultures. It is very heartbreaking to see stray dogs everywhere in Nepal. These dogs are often starving and suffer from various skin disorders, diseases, infected wounds, parasites and related conditions.
Many pet owners do not accept responsibility for their pets which are often very poorly looked after and often kicked out of their homes once they’ve grown older. These animals are then left to fend for themselves on the streets in horrific conditions and with very little love and attention.
This program aims to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs for rehabilitation and safe housing in pet shelters so they can be put up for adoption of released.
The project also operates the Animal Birth Control Program to educate pet owners of the importance of having dogs spayed and neutered. Animals lovers of all kinds are encouraged to apply. This may be a confronting placement but also very rewarding.