I was so touched by the plight of the street dogs in Kathmandu that I would like to support one of them now that I am home in the UK. I have had a look online but am looking for some advice/thoughts. Thanks
my thoughts are that if you went to Kathmandu and you were " touched by the plight of the street dogs" than your priorities are all skewed. But if you insist looking after muts rather then people have a look here http://www.katcentre.org.np/ or here http://www.streetdogcare.org/
Look into Shenpen from KaNying Gompa they have a programme that supports care of dogs in the area around Boudha. If that has changed they will point you in the right direction. Care of dogs includes desexing etc. Compassion to animal sentient beings also benefits human sentient beings!
KaNying programme is actually called RangJung Yeshe Shenpen
Below is from their rationale on caring for dogs etc....
Understandably, there are increasingly more and more stray dogs and cats in Kathmandu valley. They are either abandoned by families who cannot give proper care to the babies born to their pets, or were offspring to already existing street dogs and cats.
Shenpen Animals believes that when we give proper medical care to animals we are modeling proper approaches to caring for this large segment of society. One of our main projects has been to offer rabies shots to stray dogs in the Bungamati, Boudhanath, and Kopan areas of Kathmandu valley. By providing a combination of rabies vaccinations to dogs with in-school dog awareness campaigns we are protecting the young children of Nepal from being bitten by rabid dogs. We hope this anti-rabies vaccination project work can extend to more and more areas of Kathmandu and to build an even greater awareness on how to care for animals. We try to be an excellent role model in this and in the care we give to street dogs.
No info info to add other than my opinion that judging what others do with their own disposable income (post 1) is disgusting. I just spent a very large amount of money on my own dog when she got ill and had several people judge me for not using that money to help sick children instead. Until you give ALL of your disposable income to terminally ill orphans or something you have no right to judge what others do with their discretionary income. You also don't know if this personal already supports other charitable organisations that you approve of.Edited: 23 November 2018, 00:39
Please reread the OP's question in which she asked for people their advice and thoughts on helping street dogs. I listed my thoughts first and then gave advice by listing the URL of two organisations she could approach to support.
You did neither.
Yes Mr Eric, but your post was a double edged sword much sharper on the side of judgement than your advice in the sense that the judgement may have made the advice moot!
I would suggest that Tracy offered her thoughts in the positive to the idea by relating her own experience.......but perhaps followed you down the rabbit hole.....but I can sorta see why!
It could all so be suggested that the OP was not looking to be criticised for her emotional response and the "thoughts" might have been "ideas to help".
I am constantly surprised that given Nepal is credited with offering life changing experience and it is probably the epicentre for meditation based spiritual development at this time, so many posts are about the "goal" and not the "climb".
And yes, I did take that line ( the climb) from my vast experience of watching 'Hana Montana...the movie' with my daughters some years back. Actually, I think our pirated copy comes from a Thamel DVD store!Edited: 23 November 2018, 12:23
Giving in all directions and causes whether human or non-human is all generally good if that is what motivates one and some benefit occurs, but obviously it is not without judgement, being taken advantage of, miss-interpreted, miss-used or abused. The good treatment of both humans and animals all over the world needs much attention and constant progress.
I read this and the first posters comments has really sat with me so I really feel the need to say that I think your comments are quite personal and unkind.
The person asking the question is looking for thoughts on helping dogs not an attack on their character.
It’s comments like that which stop people from using forums and going online.
HAT(UK)Himalayan Animal Treatment Centre (UK), HAT(UK), is registered with the Charity Commission in the UK - number 1115822. This charity acts as the collection and holding point for funds raised outside of Nepal.