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Stray animals get reflective collar to prevent accidents

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 11, 2018-The Art of Living Foundation on Saturday organised a campaign to put reflective collar on stray animals in an effort to prevent road accidents involving animals. 

More than 100 participants including students and teachers from Kathmandu Engineering College, Silver Mountain, Xavier Academy, St. Xavier’s and volunteers from the Art of Living and SPCA Nepal took part in the campaign.

 Under the guidance of a team from Vet for Your Pet from Bhaktapur, the participants spent about an hour and they collectively collared about 50 calves and bulls, also few street dogs.

 DSP Pradeep Chhetri of Kalimati Metropolitan Police Circle joined the team of Kalimati-Balkhu and helped the participants collar the animals on that stretch.

 Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiri Babu Maharjan said Lalitpur is also facing similar problem.

 It is estimated that there are about 8,000 stray animals including cows, calves and bulls in the valley. One out of three reported accidents on the road are caused by animals roaming the streets; where both humans and animals end up being hurt and some are even fatal.

The main objective of the campaign is to minimise the number of accidents that occur because of these animals, especially during night times, and to bring awareness to the community about the number of animals on the streets and call for help in relocating the animals.

Published: 11-06-2018 12:06

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