Hit Bahadur KC
Russell Lyon is a vet and author who has travelled the world during his long career. He is based in Norfolk. He first volunteered to assist HART in 2012 and has continued to offer expert advice ever since.
Ramesh Bhattachan
Ramesh Bhattachan is retired from the British army and is one of the key figures in the development of long distance running events in Nepal. He is also a keen competetive badminton player. He has been involved with HART since it set up in Pokhara in 2010.
Hit Bahadur KC
Hit Bahadur KC comes from Bharatpur and, although retired as an auto-rickshaw driver, he remains an active member of the Transport Association.He has been involved with animal rescues since before HART set up in Bharatpur. He assists HART voluntarily and is always vigilant for animals in need of rescue.

Executive Board

Khageshwaar Sharma
Khageshwaar Sharma has been involved in animal welfare work for most of his career where his focus has been on dog population management and rabies control. He has been instrumental in persuading many municipalities to end the culling of street dogs and intoduce surgical sterilisation. He and his family are based in Pokhara from where he oversees HART's country-wide satellite neutering programmes.
Tilak Shrestha
Tilak Shrestha has been a board member of HART since it was established. He is General Manager of the Hope Centre in Kathmandu where he has overseen the welfare and education of many hundreds of disadvantaged children. He holds a master degreee in Buddhism and Peace studies and a further degree in Counseling Psychology.
Krishna Devkota
Krishna Devkota has been a practicing lawyer at the Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal since 1988. Since then he has continued to serve as legal advisor for many prestigious NGO's and institutions. He has advised HART since 2010. He lives with his family in Kathmandu.

Meet the staff

Chandra Rai
Chandra Rai - Manager, has also been at HART since its beginning. He has many years experience of animal welfare and is based at HART's Ratnanagar clinic. He is additionally HART's administrator and accountant.
Dr Sonia Gurung
Dr Sonia Gurung, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, a resident of Pokhara valley, graduated in 2018 from Agricultural and Forestry University (AFU). She is currently pursuing her master's degree in veterinary science microbiology. Before joining HART, Dr Gurung worked as a veterinary instructor for students of Diploma in Animal Science.
Dr Manoj Poudel
Dr Manoj Poudel, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, a resident of Pokhara valley, graduated from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Paklihawa, in 2021. A regular volunteer at HART, he has particular interest in the surgical branch of veterinary medicine.
Dr Draupati Tamang
Dr Draupati Tamang, MVSc & AH - Veterinarian, is originally from Bhojpur district. She graduated in 2017 and completed her Master's in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Pathology) in 2021. She was engaged working in schools and has now returned to the veterinary field with a strong commitment to improving animal welfare.
Dr Deeraj Yadav
Dr Deeraj Yadav, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, hails from Rupandehi district. He graduated from IAAS in 2023 with a full scholarship. He has worked as a Veterinary Instructor for diploma students of Animal Science in the remote area of Mugu. Being a compassionate veterinarian and enthusiastic learner, he is a brilliant team player.
Anjani Gurung
Anjani Gurung - Communications Officer. She is a Microbiology student with a deep interest in zoonotic diseases. We met Anjani while rescuing an injured calf. She is an avid animal lover and was keen to take up the position of a Communications Officer.
Saroj Jirel
Saroj Jirel - Technician, is a qualified vet technician. He completed his JTA qualification in 2013 at the CTEVT in Jiri, Dolakha district. He had assisted during HART satellite neutering programme in Dolakaha. We took him on board considering his skills and interest to join HART to continue and develop his career working with small animals.
Ramesh Bhattarai
Ramesh Bhattarai - Technician & Driver, comes from the far western region of Nepal. Previously he had worked with us for a year during 2010-11. He had been working for the Kennel Club in Kathmandu and has now returned with driving skills.
Prakash Chaudhary
Prakash Chaudhary - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the far western region of Nepal. Previously he had worked with us for a year during 2010-11. Before rejoining HART, he had been working for the Kennel Club in Kathmandu and has now returned with driving and dog training skills.
Hiralal Shrestha
Hiralal Shrestha - Dog Handler, comes from a village in Tanahu District. He is skilled animal handler and has great experience in catching dogs either with hands or catching nets. He has become an expert handler and assists the team during surgery and other programs.
Buddhi Rasaili
Buddhi Rasaili - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the Myagdi district. Initially, he was temporarily hired as a driver during HART's satellite neutering camps. Observing his gentle touch with animals and his keen interest to join HART, we have now employed him at our Pokhara base where he assists with day-to-day HART activities.
Kesar Singh Thapa
Kesar Singh Thapa- Dog Handler, comes from Syangja. He is silent but hard-working and is ready to take up on any work assigned to him. We discovered his affection and love for animals when he took a stand for a dog, who was being abused by her owner during a camp. Kesar talked to the man and convinced him to be more gentle towards his pet.
Rabin Thapa Magar
Rabin Thapa Magar - Driver, hails from the Gorkha district but has been a resident of Bharatpur for a long time. He is quiet and shy but very hard working. Before joining HART, Rabin was a professional driver with a decade of experience in the field. He is quickly learning dog behaviour and handling techniques.
Kush Thakuri
Kush Thakuri - Dog Handler, had witnessed HART's work in Bharatpur. As HART needed a skilful animal handler, Kush was very keen on joining the team. A quick learner, brave and hard-working, Kush is very fond of dogs and exceptionally good with them. However, his skills are not just limited to animals, Kush is a gifted artist as well.
Milan Sunar
Milan Sunar - Technician, our newest member at HART, is a resident of Galkot Baglung. He completed his Technical SLC (18-month veterinary course) in Livestock Production and Animal Science, followed by three years ISc Ag in Animal Science. Milan is a quick learner and a good team player.
Krishna Chaudhary
Krishna Chaudhary - Caregiver, comes from Bardiya and initially joined HART as a part-time carer. As the work has increased, Krishna now works full-time and takes care of all the daily basic needs of the animals that come into the clinic, whether for surgery or treatment. She also takes care of the clinic while the team is out at the satellite camps.
Krishna Chaudhary
Ranjita Rana - Caregiver, hails from Gorkha but has been living in Bharatpur. Ranjita is shy and quiet but her dedication to taking care of the in-house patients is commendable. She makes sure that all the animals in the clinic receive the care that they deserve as well as ensuring that everything in the clinic is kept neat and tidy.