Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Adopt a white Beauty!

Two very pretty white pups arrived at KAT recently.

The little boy was found by Andrea at Bhatbhateni Supermarket in Chakrapat where he was being kicked around by street children. Andrea took the little guy home, gave him good food and a bath, and brought him to KAT a few days later. He was named Paddy after the national saint of Andrea's home country Ireland.



Paddy was a pretty quiet little thing, I guess he was very happy to be able to relax at KAT and not have to worry about being hit, run over or tortured for fun. He always looked a little sad though, and that makes me even more happy to report that he has found a home! A friend of Pratik's, one of KAT's long time supporters, has adopted Paddy today.

Look at Paddy waiting for lunch to be ready!


Our second white puppy is Beauty, a little girl true to her name. She is very, very cuddly and loves to be with people. She is a very gentle dog and would suit perfectly into a family with children, but also for any other person that is willing to give her attention and love. She is about 5 months old and looking for a home!

Look at this pink nose! Don't you think she is a cutie?

Help us spread the word about Beauty and the other puppies that are up for adoption at KAT! Ask your friends and family if they might be able to give a home to a dog - the love they get in return is worth it!

//Viktoria




Thursday, April 5, 2012

News!

Hi everyone,

the blog has been quiet for quite a while now, but don't think that this is also the case at the KAT Centre - the opposite is quite true! We have all been very busy at the Centre, and that's the reason why nobody had time to write a blog post.

First of all, in case it slipped anybody's mind, yes, we still have dogs and puppies for adoption! One of them is Mia, at the KAT Centre only since a few days, an adorable little thing which looks like a worn out little teddy bear, but is recovering from her mange very quickly and loves to play with the other dogs in our isolation unit.


Then, we have had a lot of great volunteers in the past; Yaiza and Ala are still with us, but we had several young people from Germany and Switzerland and Natalie, a great vet from USA, with us for a few weeks. Also Adrian, a young irish man whom you see in one of KAT Centre's new promotion videos is at the Centre for 4 weeks and doing so many good things for the dogs and cats.

Also, we have started to sell home-made muffins and cupcakes at the Farmer's Market at the 1905 Restaurant on saturdays, which has brought a lot of funds urgently needed. A few people even approached our stall with the wish to adopt a dog! So if you want to have a sweet bite, you find us there every second Saturday (next one is on the 14th of April)!

Another problem which needs to be solved is the food quality for the dogs at the Centre. Up to now, they are getting rice with lentils and vegetables and chicken scraps. The problem is, that the meat we get consists of a lot of bones, and poultry bones can be very harmful. We have approached a poultry farm in Kathmandu which is also selling dog food meat but without bones at supermarkets to buy it from them or get it maybe even donated. Let's see if that works out! If you know any other meat factories that would sell their scraps like intestines to us, please let us know! 

And since Sebastian, a very nice German gardener, has cleared up the down-hill area of the KAT property, we are thinking what we should do with that additional area. We would need more space for cats and also a bigger isolation unit, where the dogs have more area to move and run around would be a good idea! We are deciding on that at the moment and I will tell you about it soon.

So, you see, things at KAT are moving. If you see anyway you could help us, please do. If you're in Kathmandu, maybe you want to give some time to the dogs or help us with the fundraising, maybe even adopt a dog, and if you're abroad, you can still raise awareness and ask your friends and family to support KAT. Or maybe approach animal magazines and tv shows to make a little report about KAT (for example, there is an article about KAT in the German dog magazine "Partner Hund" and somebody who has read it wants to donate an X-ray machine!). You see, there are many things you can do to help us! Every little bit counts!

//Viktoria