Community Dog Welfare Kopan

Community Dog Welfare Kopan

Kathmandu, Nepal

Welcome to Community Dog Welfare Kopan, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare near Kopan Monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Community Dog Welfare evolved from caring for dogs picked up on the street and brought home for veterinary treatment and recovery.  With local and international support we have created an expanding network for dog welfare through practical assistance, low cost treatment, dog health programmes and creating awareness, all of which have received a positive response in the local community.  Care is provided for sick, injured, aged and abandoned dogs in our rescue centre.

Because EVERY DOG’S LIFE MATTERS, the overall aim is to give EVERY DOG A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE.  We care for vulnerable dogs, and promote dog welfare by encouraging local people to care for their dogs, in order to develop a healthier, safer community environment.  Community Dog Welfare is systematically extending its coverage through annual programmes for dog health, neutering and rabies control.

International volunteers are welcome; working at our centre gives them the opportunity to make a difference in the community, both for the welfare of people and dogs.  We are affiliated with the Himalayan Animal Treatment Centre (HAT-UK) and Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART).

We are grateful to the many individuals who have contributed to the setting up and running of Community Dog Welfare Kopan, especially those who sponsor the routine care of many of the dogs in our centre and to those kind people who have given some of our dogs a forever home.

Welcome to Community Dog Welfare Kopan, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare near Kopan Monastery on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Community Dog Welfare evolved from caring for dogs picked up on the street and brought home for veterinary treatment and recovery.  With local and international support we have created an expanding network for dog welfare through practical assistance, low cost treatment, dog health programmes and creating awareness, all of which have received a positive response in the local community.  Care is provided for sick, injured, aged and abandoned dogs in our rescue centre.

Because EVERY DOG’S LIFE MATTERS, the overall aim is to give EVERY DOG A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE.  We care for vulnerable dogs, and promote dog welfare by encouraging local people to care for their dogs, in order to develop a healthier, safer community environment.  Community Dog Welfare is systematically extending its coverage through annual programmes for dog health, neutering and rabies control.

International volunteers are welcome; working at our centre gives them the opportunity to make a difference in the community, both for the welfare of people and dogs.  We are affiliated with the Himalayan Animal Treatment Centre (HAT-UK) and Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART).

We are grateful to the many individuals who have contributed to the setting up and running of Community Dog Welfare Kopan, especially those who sponsor the routine care of many of the dogs in our centre and to those kind people who have given some of our dogs a forever home.

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History

Before the centre was built in 2010, Kate and Doug, a New Zealand couple living in Kathmandu, used to take in old, injured or sick dogs to keep them under treatment and put them back into the community.

Then in 2010, a small shelter was built on freely available land adjacent to their home where up to 12 dogs could be kept.  Then the shelter was extended onto Monastery owned land that was also freely available.

After the earthquake of 2015, CDW had the opportunity to rent land with an old dwelling on it.  This enabled CDW to design a new centre to accommodate more dogs with sub-divisions to cater for dogs with different needs.  Healthy dogs have sub-divided kennel space with access to open pens during the day.  Six secure kennels have been built to keep incoming dogs, while separate pens and kennels house puppies, old dogs, special care dogs and dogs under special treatment such as chemotherapy for dogs with CTVT (canine transmissible venereal tumour.)

The centre today has the capacity for 100 dogs in 10 secure enclosures, situated in a rural area with access to open fields.  The old farm house has been converted to provide shelter for some dogs, a treatment room and a storage room.  The old cow shed is now the kitchen and a bathroom and isolation room were built.

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History

Before the centre was built in 2010, Kate and Doug, a New Zealand couple living in Kathmandu, used to take in old, injured or sick dogs to keep them under treatment and put them back into the community.

Then in 2010, a small shelter was built on freely available land adjacent to their home where up to 12 dogs could be kept.  Then the shelter was extended onto Monastery owned land that was also freely available.

After the earthquake of 2015, CDW had the opportunity to rent land with an old dwelling on it.  This enabled CDW to design a new centre to accommodate more dogs with sub-divisions to cater for dogs with different needs.  Healthy dogs have sub-divided kennel space with access to open pens during the day.  Six secure kennels have been built to keep incoming dogs, while separate pens and kennels house puppies, old dogs, special care dogs and dogs under special treatment such as chemotherapy for dogs with CTVT (canine transmissible venereal tumour.)

The centre today has the capacity for 100 dogs in 10 secure enclosures, situated in a rural area with access to open fields.  The old farm house has been converted to provide shelter for some dogs, a treatment room and a storage room.  The old cow shed is now the kitchen and a bathroom and isolation room were built.

About Us

Community Dog Welfare Kopan is committed to developing community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare in Kopan, Kathmandu.  We are a nonprofit, family run organization and rely on charity for continuity of our work.  We are also affiliated with a volunteer programme that offers an opportunity to experience or even assist CDW in our daily efforts.

We currently have four staff helping us with the dogs. Ramesh, Phurbu, Nyoman and Saroj work from 6.30am to 5pm with a 2 hour break.  The daily routine includes cleaning out the kennels, walking the dogs in groups, cooking food morning and evening and feeding the dogs.  Other tasks fit into this daily routine – medical treatment, trips to the clinic, emergency rescues, facility maintenance.

About Us

Community Dog Welfare Kopan is committed to developing community awareness and responsibility for dog welfare in Kopan, Kathmandu.  We are a nonprofit, family run organization and rely on charity for continuity of our work.  We are also affiliated with a volunteer programme that offers an opportunity to experience or even assist CDW in our daily efforts.

We currently have four staff helping us with the dogs. Ramesh, Phurbu, Nyoman and Saroj work from 6.30am to 5pm with a 2 hour break.  The daily routine includes cleaning out the kennels, walking the dogs in groups, cooking food morning and evening and feeding the dogs.  Other tasks fit into this daily routine – medical treatment, trips to the clinic, emergency rescues, facility maintenance.

Community Dog Welfare Kopan’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0xDAA5DFD4f2D96c7eD7239C803242Ff885DBeD840

Currencies Accepted

CaliCoin accepted currencies

Reminder: This address is only for Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens CaliCoin (CALI) and USD-Tether (USDT). For the safety of your funds, please confirm again that the network you wish to send with is ETH.

Community Dog Welfare Kopan’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0xDAA5DFD4f2D96c7eD7239C803242Ff885DBeD840

Currencies Accepted

CaliCoin accepted currencies

Reminder: This address is only for Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens CaliCoin (CALI) and USD-Tether (USDT). For the safety of your funds, please confirm again that the network you wish to send with is ETH.