OIPA Nepal and the Nepal Animal Welfare and Research Center (NAWRC) keep on conducting their CNVR programme in different communities and different municipalities with the aim to manage humanely the local dog population and eradicate rabies as much as possible.

They already neutered 900 dogs in Kavrepalanchok District (part of Bagmati Province) in coordination with local government bodies and conducted a mass anti rabies vaccination program in which they vaccinated over 500 community and free roaming dogs only in the area of Banepa Municipality. They also organized sterilization and vaccination activities at Manthali Municipality-Ramechhap and all this made possible thanks to the mobile vet clinic they arrange every time in each of the areas touched and the excellent staff of vets who are able to operate outdoors even in sanitary conditions extremely difficult.

Dogs, once caught, are then transferred to the base (the vet clinic equipped with a room to store, operate and treat animals) where they are neutered, vaccinated with ARV, monitored for a day and finally released but they will be followed-up for 5 consecutive days to control their health condition. Since they don’t have a shelter where to keep sick dogs for a longer period and not even enough facilities and equipment, they were able to handle and successfully care and return 75 community and stray dogs after treatment.

The team of NAWRC promotes awareness programmes in rural areas and local communities trying to create a more compassionate, friendly and informed society towards animals.

Nepal and Nepalese people live constantly under the high risk of contracting rabies because there is no proper vaccination system, lack of quality vaccines, misinformation of people, irresponsible pet ownership, no proper rules and regulations on pet and animal ownership. People are unaware of pet caring systems, medications and vaccination cycle, diseases and prevention (cure), ownership identification and its advantages, health reports updates, so the association tries its best to spread the voice.

Approximately 80 percent of the total dog population in Nepal has no owner and the number increases always for the same two main reasons: high rate of abandonment and lack of sterilization. Pets are adopted unconsciously for a certain time for then being abandoned after few months or a year on the street and government has no system or database to track owners, as pets are not even chipped.

What they Do?

  1. Organize mass anti-rabies vaccination campaigns for rabies eradication.
  2. Promote neutering campaigns in collaborations with local government and organizations.
  3. Aware and facilitate people on caring their pets and animals in general.
  4. Guide community to be responsible on Rabies Prevention and create compassionate environments for human-animal healthy life.
  5. Organize mass awareness, college and school awareness programs for Animal Rights and Welfare with presentations on pet ownerships, pet care and other information related to street and ownerless dogs.
  6. Mobilize and lobby local governance, local community, youth society, clubs and social groups for establishing human-animal friendly environments


(Only $35 are needed to help spay and vaccinate a dog)