On April 25th, 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, the largest to hit the region in over 80 years killing approximately 9,000 people and injuring many more. Thousands of people were displaced and forced to stay in temporary camps as homes and villages were destroyed and built-up areas were feared unsafe. Humanitarian aid workers from around the globe rushed to help the stranded people of Nepal to help support the survivors in the aftermath.
While individuals from around the world rushed to the aid of this human tragedy, the volunteers at The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre) dedicated around the clock efforts to the rescue of the animals affected by the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that killed many more. Their emergency vets and rescuers took to the streets day and night to help the many frightened and injured animals so they could begin life-saving treatment and care of abandoned companion animals as well. Like people, animals were left without food, water and shelter and were at high risk of disease.
It is estimated that more than 20,000 dogs live on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre) is a non-profit registered charity organization dedicated to improving the welfare of these animals. They rely solely on donations and volunteers. SPCA International is proud to supply this incredible organization that is facing many challenges post disaster with an emergency grant and a large shipment of veterinary supply aid thanks to your generous support.