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Reference code: 40029100Volunteer - Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre), Kathmandu, Nepal, UNITED STATES

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30 Jan 2015

Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre) Over 20,000 dogs live on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. Many suffer from starvation, infected open sores, mange, and rabies. The KAT Centre is humanely creating a healthy, stable dog population in Kathmandu and to eliminate rabies. We accomplish this through a widespread street dog sterilisation programme, medical treatment for sick and injured dogs, vaccinations, and humane education.

In the seven years since the KAT Centre was founded, we have sterilised over 40% of the female street dogs in Kathmandu, the canine population has decreased from approximately 31,000 to 22,500, and surveys show that people are more compassionate towards street dogs. The organisation’s impact goes far beyond the animals it treats.

Volunteers play an essential part in our work to improve the lives of dogs and other animals, and people who come to Nepal to volunteer at the KAT Centre generally tell us they had wonderful experiences.

There are many different ways you can get involved here at the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, from caring for animals to working on computers in the office to raising awareness around Kathmandu. We especially need an experienced administrator to help manage our office. Please let us know your interests and abilities and we will match them to the work available so you will have a meaningful and memorable experience.

The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds – technical (veterinarians, vet students, and vet techs / nurses / paravets) and non-technical. Please see our guidelines for technical and non-technical volunteers. Non-technical volunteers can fill many important roles, including: washing and brushing the dogs at the shelter, helping the cats and dogs feel more comfortable with people, helping in our office, and updating our computer files. You can also go to public places in Kathmandu and put up posters, invite people to visit the Centre, ask businesses to put out KAT brochures, and talk to the public about stray dogs in Nepal, KAT’s programs to help the dogs, and rabies awareness.

Since KAT does not have a structured volunteer program, we encourage volunteers to take initiative to ask the staff how they can help. A proactive attitude will give you a more rewarding experience.

We operate every day of the week, although on weekends there is no surgery so things are generally quieter. Volunteers are welcome for a few hours, days, weeks, or months, any time between 9am and 5pm.

For more information please contact:

Tel.: +977-1-4373169 Email: KATinfo@KATCentre.org.np