A permanent dog-home for Kathmandu's stray friends

For: Street Dogs & Cats of Kathmandu, Nepal
Organizer: Kat Centre
of $50,000 goal
48% Complete
Raised by 199 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story


Please read this before you read the appeal.

We are the LARGEST rescue/treatment and sterilization facility in Nepal for the homeless street dogs. We are currently concentrated in the capital city, Kathmandu, where there are more than 23,000 stray dogs. We spay/neuter 5 street dogs everyday. We rescue 3 animals everyday on average from Road accidents, skin infections, human violence and other illness/weakness. We help several street animals in re-homing. We actively mass-vaccinate stray dog population to keep both dogs and humans safe from Rabies. Rabies causes 300 deaths every year in Nepal.

We have recently purchased a piece of land in Kathmandu, where we want to build our permanent facility. We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization and rely on donations and fundraising to cover our costs.

Read about our work on KAT's websiteand KAT's Facebook Page

Construction and Relocation have already started (Watch the Video).

We require funds to effectively build and expand the kennels, cages, run-house, cat-house, surgery room, clinic, medicine supply, rooms for office and volunteers, fencing and foundation works.

Statistics of the street dogs we have helped so far: (Animals we've helped)

Emergency Rescue Video , Animal Birth Control Programme [Spay/Neuter], Our Rescue Team on the Streets, Educational Programmes, Rehoming (Local and International), Incredible Transformation of Sick/Injured Animals

We aim to expand our daily operations by utilizing the 12,000 $ per annummoney we save from rent (current rates) after we move.


Phase I: Foundation Work and preparation:
Materials required: Gravel (15 trucks), Sand (20 Trucks), Excavator Leveling (24 hours), Gabbion Wire (10 pieces), Stones (30 Trucks), Cement (200 packets), Water Tank (3)

Other Costs: Wages for Labor (60 days), Government and Engineer’s Design/Approval (already received).


- 5 $ can help pay for half day's work of labor.
- 8 $ can help buy a packet of cement.
- 10 $ can help rent each truck carry rubble from the old site to new site.
- 30 $ can contribute towards covering the cost of an hour of a bulldozer's work.
- 50 $ can contribute towards buying ½ truck of sand.
- 100 $ can contribute towards buying a bundle of Corrugated Tin.
- 200 $ can contribute towards building the dog kitchen.
- 250 $ can contribute towards buying 1 water tank.
- 500 $ can contribute towards building water well.
- 700 $ can contribute towards building a hygienic dog kennel.
- 1000 $ can contribute towards leveling and foundation.

Please share this appeal among your friends, family and social circle. Your help can save numerous street dogs' life and help get them sterilized in many years to come. We will mention all the donations and contribution in the "wall of honor", a monument at our new centre as a reminder of your valuable contribution. 

We want to express our sincere thankfulness and gratitude towards all the generous donors who have helped our Fundraising Campaign achieve 27% success.

Please write to us with any questions. [email protected]

Thank you !

Deepesh Dhakal
Communication Officer
- Kathmandu Animal Treatment [KAT] Centre

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 5, 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018

Dear Supporters,

We have raised 24,060 $ and still are receiving more support to complete this wonderful project!!

Thank you so much for donating and supporting our work. We are really excited to work in the new site with all the great ideas to make our facility well-equipped, well-spaced and animal friendly.

Please click here to see the album of pictures from the construction site. https://photos.app.goo.gl/mlbX13KyiaB5xnbY2

We will keep you updated.

Thank you & Sincerely!!
KAT Centre
Please donate, or ask questions to us via email: [email protected]

Posted on December 24, 2017

Posted on December 24, 2017

Dear Supporters,

Namaste and Greetings from KAT Centre,


THERE ARE 83 animals at KAT Centre today (Dec 24). This number changes every day.

Please say hello to Mahadeva (click here) and Max (click here) – both of whom received a second life, thanks to amazing staff and volunteers of KAT Centre – and specially you for supporting our work. Or, meet some of the animals getting ready to be adopted (click for pictures).

FIRST OF ALL, thank you so much for your support to build KAT Centre. We are receiving more and more volunteers every month to help us out in our work. Browse through the volunteer Gallery

Our fundraiser was ambitious, and we have nearly reached 50% of our target. Building KAT its own place – was one of the objective of our founder, and active members of KAT. We were – years ago, able to secure land for KAT from a generosity of our precious donors – however, the complicated paperwork, government rules and culture of a corrupt system kept haunting us like a horrifying dream.

WITH ALL THE PAPERWORK IN PLACE AND LAND OFFICIALLY IN KAT’S NAME, we have already institutionalized KAT Centre in Kathmandu by 50%, for the rest, we have nobody to ask but the animal loving community around the world like you.

We are planning to move from the current place to our own land in less than 3 months. Please take some time to go through this detailed update and a bit more appeal for help.

Budhanilkantha is one of the fastest growing human settlement in the north of Kathmandu Valley – as people are opting to stay away from the over-crowded city centre. Our new land lies with plenty of community forest bordering our land – that can be utilized cheaply – say, if we ever feel a need to expand even more in the future. The presence of famous Budhanilkantha Temple and Shivapuri National Park has made our location preferable among both local and international volunteers. Browse through the volunteer Gallery.

We want to build a well-equipped and well-managed animal facility – along with the current need of a small office, volunteer house, and meeting/training space for staff/volunteers to learn skills and go out and help in our “Public Awareness” Outreach Campaigns. Our aim will be to institutionalize Animal Welfare in Policy Level with the help of young minds that are capable of making a change with adequate trainings. We are already having reasonable number of local young volunteers helping out at the centre – along with international vet and non-vet volunteers that come to help in our daily work. The complicated rules of Nepal government and some personal conflicts of interest landed KAT into a turmoil that required a lot of effort from the animal loving community, KAT Centre’s loyal staff, volunteers, members and of course our precious supporters worldwide. WE ARE THANKFUL TO YOU for supporting our work. KAT IS GOING TO BE INSTITUTIONALIZED. WE ARE NEARLY THERE!! We need your help at this vital time.

Map of the new site(may not be to scale).

Just for you, we have compiled an album full of pictures, from the construction site. After watching the pictures, you will realize that we have actually just started building the kennels – even though we have been writing to you since some time about construction. This was because of the rainy season, and the sloppy terrain of the land – that demanded for strong retaining walls, several leveling and waiting for the rain to stop. We are recycling everything from the current space, from bricks to iron, metals, cages and so on. However, we still need to complete finishing the middle wall by about 15 ft high so that it can give a new space within the terrain – where we can keep cats and puppies away from the big dogs. We need to build several walls and layers in the land, along with clean cemented floor for hygiene reasons – or stone tiles like the current place – whichever is cheaper and more reliable. Lots of stones and concrete has been used in the foundations, especially on the lower side of the hill, in order to support the whole piece of land (Nepal is earthquake-prone country). Drainage work is still remaining, as we need to build an efficient channel to pass both animal excretion as well as natural rain.

For support, we have approached several organizations for help and one of them has actually given positive response. But we can’t wait for funds to arrive as we already have volunteers coming in to help. We are currently paying (USD 1,500) per month as rent at the current facility – and we have to pay it as long as we stay here – which is our number one worry as we are running out of funds. We need immediate help. We have been responsible animal treatment facility in Nepal – and we are approaching both the local and international allies for help. We need to build this facility properly to institutionalize KAT Centre in Kathmandu – without which helping animals is almost impossible in future.


This December we participated in the first international conference held in Kathmandu – Asia for Animals. It was supportive to learn that animal welfare is a global issue and there is a need for the change of human heart for kindness - all over the world. You can browse through the pictures here. Many Delegates visited KAT Centre and met with our animals and staff and appreciated us for our work.

Did you like what I wrote? Donate a bit or share this with your animal loving friends if you would like to see our fundraiser boosted to reach more people. Thank you.

Please accept the best wishes of Christmas from KAT Centre and its doggies, and people (and cats) to you and your family.


Deepesh Dhakal

Coordinator of Communications

Email: [email protected]

Posted on August 28, 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for donating and sharing our campaign of permaenently building a treatment & sterilization facility for the street dogs in Kathmandu.

We have been able to raise $ 18,867 so far and have 49 days to reach our goal of $50,000 to cover the cost of our construction Project. 

As we we are continuing our work of construction, we are also providing treatment and sterilization for needy dogs at our current facility. 

One of such beneficiary is Hailey (watch her rescue story)who is currently recovering from Severe skin infection at KAT Centre. She is a mother dog and breeds every season. So after she heals, we will spay her in line with our "Dog -Population Management Program". 

Please keep supporting us by sharing our fundraiser as this will help many animals like Hailey get a space to heal, receive treatments and essentially a second life thanks to our amazing rescue team, vet staff and volunteers. 

Thank you. 
KAT Centre

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