Are you an animal lover and looking for experience in animal care and rehabilitation? If you can’t bear the thought of animals suffering needlessly, then jump at this opportunity to play a vital role in canine welfare in Nepal.
As a gap volunteer in Nepal you will be part of an initiative to rescue and rehabilitate dogs living as strays on the streets. Conditions for animals in homes in Nepal are often poor. Dogs are often turned out onto the streets as they grow older. Living on the streets, they become starved and their coats matted. With no one to care for them, they suffer from infected wounds and skin disorders, pick up worms and parasites and become feeding grounds for maggots. This results in them losing limbs.
Your role on the programme will be key in providing aid and assistance to the team rescuing and rehabilitating the dogs by nurturing them back to a healthy condition. This way they can be adopted into a new home. The project strives to achieve a loving home for every dog and where he or she can enjoy the quality of life that they deserve.
Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.
Monday to Friday
Each day will be varied and responsive to the immediate needs of the animals as they are identified, assessed and treated. In shadowing the doctors on this volunteer gap project in Nepal, your role will be one of assisting them in field work on the streets to identify the dogs that are in the most need, and rescuing them. As well as the treatments needed to nurse the animals back to health, such as worming, treating of illnesses and injuries and fighting infections, you will also be required to assist with the sterilization of female dogs.