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As a developing country, Nepal’s attitude towards animals care is also developing.  At VIN we are looking for volunteers or interns to work with animal care and rehoming centres in Kathmandu to help promote care, respect and responsibility towards animals among the Nepali people.

Chronically overcrowded with humans, more than 20,000 dogs also live on the streets of Kathmandu.  However, dependent on people to survive, the animals can often become the victims of neglect and cruelty.  Often starving, they live with parasites, open wounds, injuries from impacts with vehicles and in some cases are left to die.  At times, when the dog population becomes too great, a community will act to control this by poisoning the dogs, inflicting on them a painful death.

VIN’s overriding mission is the empowerment of marginalised rural communities, with a focus on those most marginalised; women and children.  We have been working with Jitpurphedi Village Development Committee (VDC) since 2007 and have recently begun to implement our integrated development approach in Okhaldhunga district, in the Everest region. While our work is community-focused we cannot disregard the immediate problems before us and invite caring volunteers or interns to contact us to help make a difference.

As an Animal Care volunteer or intern you will work with one of the animal care centres in or around Kathmandu.  You will help the centre with their day to day running, spend quality time with the animals, helping to socialise them, provide exercise for sheltered dogs and work to promote the centre and provide education on animal care to the Nepali people.

During your volunteer placement you will live with a Nepali host family.  Here, you will become immersed in the Nepali language and culture, allowing you a deeper insight into the challenges of the lives of Nepal’s people, as well as its animals.

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