Amidst all the human tragedy and continuing chaos due to the earthquakes that hit Nepal and continued tremors….the animals are probably at the bottom of the priority list and understandably so, since the human death toll and casualties is massive. After going to Balkhu and handing out relief supplies to the children, I walked the roads with my mom’s maid’s help, took the local transportation and then walked again only to find a poor dog all cut up with open wounds on the side of the road just there in the mid afternoon heat right in front of my mom’s apt. gate. Noone is bothered and I am not surprised or upset why. I just know I need to help maybe just for my sake.
All this time I have spent in Nepal doing relief work for only human kind, any little help I can give with ofcourse the help of US donors, I come across the fate of this dog. This was top priority for me in the US, “Animal Rescue” here not so, given the circumstances, but I couldn’t turn a blind eye. There was a reason this dog was right in front of my mom’s gate in Bagdul, Lalitpur.
I had just partnered with Animal Nepal last fall and donated to their wonderful cause of helping animals in Nepal and I immediately call them and they are quick to respond this morning. I have seen their work on FB but here is my chance to see with my own eyes, how hands on they are here in Nepal.
Within half an hour Mohan Moarjan and Ram Chandra Shrestha show up after I call Mr. Uttam Kaphle jee. My friend from high school Pramada Shah runs Animal Nepal, I am to meet her tomorrow at 12:00pm. She hasn’t clue what has just transpired. I am pleasantly surprised how fast they show up. I debate for awhile, should I feed the dog, give it some water or will it bite me in self defense (wouldn’t blame it if it did given its dire condition). I pause as I know I possibly could get rabies, I wait and they show up, I am as happy as can be.
Animal Nepal Chobar Animal Santuary visit, July 1st 2015. I was impressed!
I sign out tonight after a very productive day going around by myself doing what I can within my power, adapting, pushing forward, learning and observing. Hope to get an update of my “Lucky” hope he/she did get lucky and can survive.
Animal Nepal takes the strays of Kathmandu, spays/Neuters them and gives them rabies vaccines and then releases them where they found them. This to me in a place like Nepal is a big big deal! They cannot possibly foster and get every pet adopted as most likely humans themselves are suffering especially with the earthquakes, so, what they are able to do despite the situation for the animals is a big deal! Kudos to Animal Nepal. I look forward to meeting the staff and my friend Pramada Shah tomorrow after 30 plus years!