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Enjoy an exciting travel experience as you volunteer with dogs in Nepal. Join Animal Experience International and enjoy immersing yourself in a new culture and community as you make a difference through education and a spay & neuter program with stray dogs.
There are more than 20,000 street dogs in Kathmandu and over 35,000 in the Kathmandu Valley. In addition to problems associated with overpopulation, these dogs pose a real health threat to the residents of Nepal through rabies transmission and dog bites. In the past, there was no alternative to the government`s policy of poisoning dogs and ignoring the critically sick and injured animals.
Many people were very concerned about the dogs around their community but until recently, had no way of helping them. Now over 14,000 dogs have been treated for a successful spay, neuter, and vaccination program that provides a very important, much-needed service to the people and animals of Kathmandu.
You too can be part of the solution, by volunteering in this busy shelter and animal hospital in Kathmandu.
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the program. Exact volunteer duties will depend on your background, interests, and academic and clinical training. This will be discussed with you on arrival, and your schedule and duties will be customized to meet your skills and expectations. You do not need veterinary experience to volunteer. Volunteers help with feeding the dogs, cleaning, grooming, and bathing the dogs at the shelter, exercising and walking the dogs and assisting the team in other activities. Volunteers with veterinary training will have the opportunity to assist in the clinic, including helping with case management, diagnostics and surgeries as appropriate.
Volunteers have one day off per week. You can choose your day off between Sunday to Friday. Everyone works on Saturday, one of the busiest days. Shifts are from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, with a 2-hour break for lunch.
|Population||26,494,504 (2011 census)|
|Major Airport(s):||Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Import/Export, Tourism, Resources|
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