On the request of the school authorities and the general public at Bir, the Animal Care Section of Tibet Charity organized 7-day Animal Birth Control camp at Bir and Chauntra from 6th to 12th May 2014.
Bir, which is around 65 km from here, had hosted many such camps in the past and has been successful in keeping the dog population in the school under control. But recently, many dogs were dumped inside the school campus at Chauntra and the village at Bir from neighboring villages thus causing a sense of alarm among public there. They could have easily dumped these dogs elsewhere but they chose more humane way of checking the dog population and the problems caused by rising dog population under control. They chose to go for Animal Birth Control program rather than dumping these dogs elsewhere.
They thus requested Tibet Charity Animal Care Section to carry out sterilization program for these dogs so that the dog population doesn’t increase to alarming population thus putting the staff and the students of the school to risk.
Our vet team consisting of Dr. Surender, Mr. Lobsang Thukjey and our volunteer vet Sarina Fetcher left here on 5th May and they started ABC program for dogs on the 6th . During the course of the camp, they sterilized 25 dogs. Besides sterilizing the unsterilized dogs, they gave anti-rabies vaccination to more than 250 dogs.
Tibet Charity is very thankful to Brigitte Bardot Fondation, France for kindly supporting our Animal Care programs. We thank Ms Rinzin Dolker la and Tibet Charity Denmark for kindly funding the salary of our regular vet. We thank all the staff and students of TCV Chauntra and the general public of Bir for helping them in catching dogs and looking after them after the operations.