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DonateNowButton Dear HART Supporter,

August and September have continued hot and rainy. Despite the rain filling the rivers, power supplies have continued to be cut regularly for long hours each day as part of the Government's load-shedding strategy.

Also, the strikes continue and make it difficult to adhere to planned schedules.

Please continue for a summary of events over the past two months.

UK Visit

Khageshwaar making HART's presentation at the York DPM Conference HART's Director, Mr Khageshwaar Sharma, was invited to give a presentation at the 1st International Conference on Dog Population Management held by UK Government agency, Fera, in York, England, in early September.

The conference drew together interested parties from many and various disciplines and all corners of the world to share ideas and knowledge on how roaming dogs can be humanely managed.

There were many fascinating presentations, new ideas and a wealth of useful contacts and information for the future. Khageshwaar receiving donated materials from Caroline Yates, CEO of the Mayhew Animal Home Helena Cotton of the British Veterinary Association generously donated a number of veterinary text books

After the conference, Khageshwaar visited as many friends and supporters as possible in the space of a few rushed days. He was very happy to receive books and materials and to meet up with old friends and to take a fleeting look at the British countryside in early Autumn. James Florence (L) and Luke Gamble (R) of the Worldwide Veterinary Service kindly presented Khageshwaar with a large quantity of vet materials Khageshwaar with HART co-founder, Barbara Webb (R), and Dr Jenny Stavisky from Nottingham Vet School during a visit to the Dogs Trust

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A Kind Word

We were delighted to receive a "thank you" letter from an ex-pat resident of Pokhara who has kindly given permission for it to be reproduced:

I've been working with stray dogs in India and Nepal for seven years. Have seen a lot and learned a lot about the problems and the possible solutions.

The biggest issue is that many locals don't really care for the animals they way they should be cared for. Even many doctors seem to be unaware of the suffering going on around them.

I spend a lot of time in Pokhara, Nepal, and I've noticed that here are practically no dogs on the street that need attention. All seem healthy and happy. It's wonderful for me too since I don't have to deal with the suffering that goes on elsewhere.

We have six dogs at home here. Four are rescue dogs. And we've had some problems with the health of several. Plus we wanted to sterilize the dogs. We've had a couple of vets over to the house but I really wasn't happy with the care given.

So I dropped into HART to see if they could help us and provide us with better quality care.

K (Khageshwaar Sharma) was delighted to see us and told us about what they were doing in Nepal. About ABC programs and other projects that were no doubt responsible for the great condition of the dogs on the streets here.

I asked if their vet could come to our house to operate on all our dogs. We live across the lake and it's difficult to get that many dogs over and back again in the boat.

K arranged for two of their vets and four technicians to come over. They were simply fantastic. Not only very professional but they had that missing quality that many organizations don't have, and that's love... for the animals they are treating. What a joy it was to have them over.

Of course they called in a day or so to see how the patients were doing and one of the vets even came over to see for himself. Wow.

What a great group of guys. I salute you for what you have done and what you continue to do.

Ken Dunn, Pokhara

It's not often that someone takes the trouble to give the guys a really good pat on the back and we're grateful to Ken for making HART feel that all the effort is appreciated in the community.

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Dr Ilona Otter, Clinical Director of the ITC, India, demonstrating surgical techniques to the vet students

Following the success of last years visiting lectures at Nepal's government vet school, IAAS, Dr Ilona Otter from the International Training Centre in India gave a weeks worth of lectures to the students.

HART provided the logistics and co-ordination and hopes to extend the lecture series next year.

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Nepal Dog Population Management National Seminar

This was held in Kathmandu in August under the sponsorship of WSPA and Tufts University. The secretariat was provided by AWNN.

The seminar and workshop were well attended and hopefully will provide an impetus to the government to legislate against inhumane methods of controlling dog populations.

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The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales respectively. Andrea pictured here taking a well deserved breather.

Andrea Middleton completed the fearsome Three Peaks Challenge for HART, raising some much appreciated funding, and Trisha Barros continues to scour the cupboards of vet practices for useful medical supplies for HART.

Thanks to you both and to the supporters who continue to donate month after month and keep the work going.

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Very many thanks for your continued support

If you would like more information about our work, please visit our website or contact our Director, Mr Khageshwaar Sharma, at

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