Help KAT & Save Thousands of Street Dogs

For: Street Dogs & Cats of Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
Organizer: Kat Centre
Help KAT & Save Thousands of Street Dogs (Street Dogs & Cats of Kathmandu, Nepal)
$18,335
of $127,000 goal.
Raised by 160 donors
14% Complete

The Story

Right now, the mission of Nepal’s leading animal rescue organisation is under serious threat. We can overcome this catastrophe only with your help.

Nepal is a poor and beautiful country where there is very little understanding of animal welfare. As you stroll down the streets of the capital city of Kathmandu, you meet a huge number of stray dogs, many of whom are in pitiful condition – starving, covered in mange, injured, or suffering from abuse. Rabies outbreaks occur regularly, causing the death of countless dogs as well as people, primarily children. 
Before KAT existed, those who did notice and care sick for the sick and injured dogs had no other choice than to turn their heads, as there was no public veterinary service available. Besides, the Municipality used to poison over 10,000 dogs a year in a failed attempt to control their population.

In 2004, Jan Salter, a British artist who had been living in Nepal for many years, started with her own personal savings the non-profit organization Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre. KAT immediately undertook a massive animal sterilization program and was able to convince the Municipality to stop the horrific poisoning of street dogs.
Since then, KAT has been tirelessly providing veterinary cares to sick and injured animals, spaying thousands of dogs, eradicating rabies through vaccination campaigns and promoting adoptions. We were also core members of the international animal rescue effort in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in 2015. With our work we are proud to count hundreds of happy ending stories.
But now our mission is under threat.

Suddenly, without a warning, the landlord who owns the land that KAT occupies, broke the rental agreement, leaving us in a desperate situation with very little time to relocate our facilities with all the animals under our care. We realized that the only way to break free of skyrocketing rent prices and unreliable landlords is to buy a land and establish our permanent treatment centre. This will ensure that KAT’s much-needed work can continue indefinitely and be more sustainable without the weight of expensive rentals.

We have a unique opportunity – we identified a 2540 square meter land in Kathmandu which is well-suited for an animal treatment centre. If enough compassionate people around the world donate, we can secure the KAT Centre's future. This will ensure that KAT continues to rescue suffering animals, humanely reduce the stray dog population, and work to eliminate rabies in a country greatly in need.

The KAT Centre receives no funding from the government, we can’t do it without you!
By contributing US$50, you can buy a square meter of land for our new centre and give KAT a strong foundation to grow on.

This is an opportunity to help thousands of homeless dogs and cats. You can help us to end their suffering. ANY donation will make the difference. Please donate now!

Read more about the KAT Centre – Q&A

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 8, 2017

Posted on March 8, 2017

Dear Supporters,
NAMASTE !!

We are pleased to let you know that we have purchased the land, without using the money we have all raised using this platform, net $ 17,784. This was a result of various hasty decisions and meetings as you are all aware as our target was too high, and even though you all supported us with your love and devotion towards animal-lives, and seen or heard about the little things KAT Centre has been able to do for the poor animals - we were not able to succeed. But we are not the ones who give up. Even though we were in crisis, dear friends, we have not stopped sterilizing street-dogs, as we have realised stopping sterilization means a massive outbreak of street-dogs and Rabies. (Read a report by Huffington Post today on Rabies-Impact Globally). We have been vaccinating over 27,000+ stray dogs, keeping in check the dangerous risks of Rabies. This number, given with above report's prediction that around 70 % of rabies vaccinations helps reduce the rabies-risk to humans dramatically.

Please read our detailed newsletter (here). As we have personally addressed you all in the newsletter outbox, please make sure you look in the "promotion" sections (gmail) and junk (hotmail), especially if you haven't added kat centre to your contact list. You can add us as [email protected] as your contact list. We are sending some interesting animal stories as we are also treating them off their sickness and sadness.

With the recent Government's plan to widen roads and build bigger water-supply system the road has become even dangerous for the street dogs. Watch a dog recovering from Road Traffic Accident, learning to walk again at KATCentre. 
In another video Sarna receives coconut oil massagein relax mood. However, you should know she traveled 50 kms to Kathmandu for treatment, for fighting skin parasites, and growing her hair back (treatment unavailable over there). She was rescued by two brave construction-volunteers re-constructing earthquake-damaged Rasuwa Region of Nepal. We will post the full story soon.

As we start construction with the amount we raised, we ask you to be content that we will build KAT Centre together. We ask for your help to plea for us, by sharing our newsletter along with your personal experience of KAT Centre. We can't shut down, but we need your support as long as we run this centre, as we need to constantly bug you for some medicines and dollars, but also bug you to ask your friends and colleagues for some more medicines and dollars.

The animals really have NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. We are even distributing medicines (Ivermectin, de-worming tablets, spot-ons/frontlines for ticks & fleas, antibiotics, and leashes) to people who are willing to help the dog, as bringing all the unhealthy animals to the centre is beyond possible. Most Common cases of Mange are treated outside by providing medications, whereas Road Accidents are given high priority for emergency.

We will soon update you with our more solid plans as we start the foundation work of the new centre. We are planning building locally, using local resource and volunteer manpower. In fact, Douglas and his friend (Sarna's Rescuers) have even promised coming to Kathmandu once our construction starts, to help with iron and building works.

IF YOU PICK UP A STARVING DOG AND MAKE IT PROSPEROUS, IT WILL NOT BITE YOU. THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DOG AND A MAN. - ANONYMOUS

Love,
KAT Centre


Posted on October 23, 2016

Posted on October 23, 2016

Hello Friends, 

Meet the animals and see our activity from the eyes of a professional photographerJulian Bound, who has been featured in reputed media-house like National Geographic and BBC. 
The dog have never felt so #photogenic

Posted on October 6, 2016

Posted on October 6, 2016

Dear Friends,

On the occasion of 10th World Rabies Day, we Vaccinated 953 dogs against rabies. The programme ran for a total of 3 days (September 27th, 28th and 29th) in the streets of Kathmandu. Please go here to read about this in detail.

Thank you for believing in our cause.

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