Jan’s a Hero~Saving beings~Kathmandu Nepal!
I went to have pizza at FIRE AND ICE in Kathmandu and saw the KAT advert on the bulletin board. It interested me very much.
KAT centre in Kathmandu are doing such a wonderful job. When I was in Kathmandu, I have to drive by this place on the way to my Ladrang daily. I have a nice Ladrang in Nepal. So seeing this place really interested me along with the notice board in Fire and Ice… I asked some students to go and take a look. They returned and gave me a nice update. I wanted very much to see the place for myself. And I did.
Although abandoned, abused and starving, when rescued still sweet. Dogs have a huge capacity to forgive. When I extend my hand, so does this doggie. Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
I am looking at the dog pens which house sick dogs who are in for free treatment.
I’m in their office and being given a good introduction.
The founder of KAT Jan Salter on the left. She is so humble, gentle and caring. She sold everything she had years ago to start this place up. She with her team maintain KAT till today. Beautiful. She runs on a shoe string budget… help her. I beg you.
This lovely dog was rescued by them… very cute and happy doggie now. Safe and runs around KAT freely.
I asked them for their wish list… then I proceeded with a group to a local huge supermarket and purchased it and offered it to them.
It this picture, Ms Salter is next to me with the scarf. The items we are offering to KAT…
I had the privilege to meet Ms Jan Salter and KAT’s wonderful hardworking staff… It was so exciting for me.
I found their signage too small and not clear. So I decided to sponsor a much more prominent signboard for them. Those who drive by will have a better chance to see KAT.
The new signboards outside of KAT and along the main road… nice.
You can sponsor the holding pens for the sick dogs. Some dogs are very sick and vulnerable so they have to be isolated until healing. When healed, they run around free. These sick bays are very important. I sponsored one. My Kechara organization sponsored another… Please help. THEY REALLY NEED THE HELP.
Meet Ms Jan Salter, she is a WONDERFUL person. Very selfless.
I sponsored holding bay number 7 and Kechara sponsored number 6. What a pleasure and honor to do so.
This is the vehicle that drives around the city of Kathmandu to resuce dogs. I have come across some dogs in VERY BAD SHAPE … I called them and they came fast. I watched how they catch the frightened dogs and they are VERY PROFESSIONAL. THE DOGS ARE NOT HURT DURING THE CAPTURE AT ALL. So compassionate.
They are so caring in how they catch the dogs. I was very happy.
They are very compassionate and gentle in catching very sick dogs… so nice to see.
These dogs were rescued when I called in to KAT. They came super fast although we were all the way in Patan and they in Narathan which is 45 mins away. I waited and guarded the dogs till KAT showed up… and showed up they did. Such nice people.
I was so happy that the dogs were going to out of pain.
Dogs getting treatment at KAT. So kind. so gentle.
Look at Mango, before treatment and after. Amazing… I met Mango at Kat, when I visited… Mango is adorable… and NOT IN PAIN ANYMORE. Now Mango is KAT’s Mascot.
Please click on these letters and see what KAT has written. Very touching.
CLICK ON THIS ABOVE VIDEO… Take a look at my visit there.
I enjoyed the visit and I know you will also. I had to hold back my tears so many times during my visit. The sufferings of the dogs wrench at my heart. The kind people helping them touched my heart. And to see a nice small dog centre in Kathmandu empowered my heart. There are thousands of stray suffering dogs in Kathmandu everywhere..it seems like a huge uphill climb to help… but it is better to start then just watch and do nothing.
The awareness of being kind to animals is just starting in Kathmandu, and KAT has contributed towards that. If you love animals, then help KAT as they need it very much.
Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre http://www.katcentre.org.np/
Dear everyone, please contact KAT and give them a helping hand. If you are going to Kathmandu, please allow time to go and help. Go and volunteer. Raise some funds before you go and donate. They run on donations alone. Hundreds of abused, neglected and sick dogs need your kind help. Please help.
Call them ahead and see what they need. They often need medicines for the dogs that are not easily available in Kathmandu.
Sometimes things run slow, or admin is a little slow in response as they are understaffed… so be kind and help them. Be patient as things in Kathmandu run differently, but they get things done nevertheless.
My prayers and thanks, Tsem Rinpoche
Cute doggie gets a new toy from me, while in temporary isolation for treatment.
Jan and I… she’s wonderful.
Rescue vehicles parked within KAT grounds.
Dogs under treatment rescued off the abusive streets of Kathmandu.
Love animals, love sentient beings, love the planet, love your family, love your enemies, love everyone before it is too late to love.
Never eat animals. It causes tremendous pain to them and you eventually to eat them.
Go vegetarian and help animals always. Don’t say you don’t have money to help. You have money to buy meat and eat meat??
[The Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (KAT Centre) was first conceived after Jan Salter, the founder of KAT, went to visit ’Help in Suffering’ (HIS) in Jaipur, India. Impressed with the way HIS had managed the difficult dog problem in Jaipur by implementing Animal Birth Control and Anti-rabies programmes, creating a rabies free dog friendly city, Jan came back to Nepal convinced that what had been achieved in Jaipur could also be done in Kathmandu. The foundation was registered as non-profit, charitable animal welfare organisation in June 2003 and was formally opened on 9th May 2004.
Jan Salter, Founder
Originally from the UK, Jan now feels that Nepal is her second home and lives for much of the time in Kathmandu with a family of rescued cats and dogs. Since 1975 she has been painting Nepali people and has had many exhibitions of her portrait series ‘Faces of Nepal’. In 1997 she was decorated with the ’Gorkha Dakshin Bahu’ by the then Nepalese king, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. She has worked with the organisation ’Maiti Nepal’ and has produced a series of paintings on the subject of girl trafficking. She is also a support member for organisations concerned with homeless women and mentally disturbed people. In 2004 she started the KAT centre and is the chief motivator in all its activities.-