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A peaceful couple of months have been marred by the tragic air crash at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport.

The lively festival of Holi was celebrated in early March providing a colourful and enjoyable day for all.

The programmes at HART continue in a constant effort to mitigate animal suffering and change attitudes.

News from Pokhara

HART always attracts an audience! The red mark on this dog's head is from where a short duration livestock marker has been applied and indicates to the staff and the local people that this dog has been freshly vaccinated This pup was brought to HART with a bite wound on her shoulder. Sadly, despite every effort, her system was not strong enough to survive and she passed away a week ago
The mass vaccination of the dogs in the surrounding wards of Pokhara is finally completed.

The staff have diligently tracked down all the possible dogs and cats in every village or settlement and protected them and their owners against rabies.

If owners are in agreement their animals are neutered and any necessary medical treatments are given.

The clinic has continued to offer veterinary help to all animals in need whether brought in by owners or members of the public.

One typical case was this pup with a bite wound. She was named Tikati and she became attached to everyone at HART - as they did to her. However, despite every effort, her system was not strong enough to survive and, sadly, she passed away a week ago.

The schools programme under Anjani Gurung, HART's Communications Officer, is part of a long process to inform young people that animals should be treated with care and respect and that dogs are only harmful if they are badly handled. Pictured below, the children show their appreciation of Anjani's entertaining lesson.

During the classroom sessions the pupils are given information sheets about bite avoidance that they can take home. Here the children show their appreciation of Anjani's entertaining lesson

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News from Bharatpur

Gaindakot Municipality offices The team in Bharatpur interrupted their schedule to include a week long camp in the Municipality of Gaindakot, situated in Nawalparasi District, adjacent to Bharatpur.

A total of 175 dogs were neutered and treated where necessary.

The project was made possible because Gaindakot Municipality contributed 50% of the medical budget and paid for staff food and accommodation.

It was a great pleasure to welcome back HART former vets Dr Bharat Regmi and Dr Bikash Shestha.

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The Dogs of Dharan

Chandra Rai led a trip to Dharan, a hill town in the east of Nepal where HART has conducted neutering work, annually, for four consecutive years..

The purpose was to obtain a full understanding of the dog population of the city so as to determine how much further input is needed to neuter at least 70% of the female animals.

All the wards were walked, and motor bikes used where appropriate, and the records were logged onto the apps HART uses for this purpose.

Once uploaded to the central database, the exact location and brief details of the recorded dogs can be seen by visiting the Dog Data website and zooming in. See screenshot below.
Screenshot from the Dog Data website showing the location and sex of dogs counted during the Dharan 2018 census

The team then moved further east to Bhadrapur to obtain census data in another area where HART has carried out annual mobile neutering camps and where no other animal welfare organisations exist.

The team was joined by members of NAWRC, who are skilled at census taking having covered much of the Kavre region already.

Based on the recent census data, and in continuation of our periodic interventions in this area, the HART team has just left for the east to conduct neutering programmes in Bhadrapur and Dharan. Additionally, the team has been requested to run a neutering camp in nearby Buddha Shanti Rural Municipality.

We will keep you informed of the activities through our facebook and twitter accounts and will report of the outcome of these mobile camps in our next newsletter.

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AFU Vet School

L-R: Dean Thapaliya, Khageshwaar Sharma, Balaram Rajbanshi and Reshma Shrestha at the award of the Anchorage Barn bursary HART Director, Khageshwaar Sharma, made a further visit to the AFU Vet School in early March to select the next student for the HART bursary that is awarded annually to a first-year vet student in need of assistance.

The committee, which included AFU Dean Thapaliya as well as the university professors, selected Mukund Yadav.

Mukund comes from Kapilvastu and his achievement in obtaining a place at the AFU is notable since he was previously educated at a government school.

The winners of the Anchorage Barn bursaries, Balaram Rajbanshi and Reshma Shrestha, also received their awards on this occasion. (Photo above)

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Helen Dufton

Helen was a keen supporter of HART who often posted encouragement on Facebook.

She sadly died recently but was generous enough to continue helping animals in Nepal via a legacy.

Her family have told HART about Helen's passionate commitment to caring for and protecting those who are in need.

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JustGiving and Vodafone have kindly provided us with a JustTextGiving facility.

This enables you to make a text message donation of £2, £5 or £10 to HART, directly from your mobile phone.

Just send a text to 70070 saying HART01 plus your chosen amount of £2, £5 or £10 eg HART01 £5

All text donations are free, and won't come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your price plan - even if you're not with Vodafone. You just pay the cost of your donation.


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Or, if you have a QR reader, simply scan this QR code to prepare your phone for sending £5 to HART.

A little goes a long way in Nepal. For example, your £5 would provide anti-rabies vaccines to protect more than 10 dogs for a whole year.

Please help if you can.

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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