200 street dogs treated

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 4, 2016-

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) with the assistance of Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust administered treatments and rabies vaccines to over 200 dogs that live on the premises of Pashupati temple.

PADT officials said it was a part of the upcoming  Mahashivaratri festival. 

During the seven days campaign, the dogs were treated for various diseases and conditions. 

“This area falls under the world heritage sites and it’s our duty to protect the ailing street dogs here and we have been providing food to them. We will continue to look after them,” said Govinda Tandon, member-secretary of the PADT.

The campaigners were unable to treat 27 dogs that have been living near the Asram of Chun Chun 

Baba whose followers protested the idea of conducting vasectomy to the canines.  

“The followers of Baba told us that we should allow the dogs in live with their natural condition, so we had to oblige” said Tandon. 

The record of 2006 census carried out by Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre showed that there were over 30,000 stray dogs within Chakrapath (Ring Road), and most of them are living in a vulnerable state.

Published: 04-03-2016 08:50

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