At the request of the local administration and the public at Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Arts and Crafts, the Animal Care Section of Tibet Charity organized 3 days Animal Birth Control (ABC) camp from 14th to 16th April 2014.
Though Tibet Charity has organized such camps earlier, many new dogs were thrown there from the surrounding villages. These new dogs, if not sterilized, could lead to massive increase in the stray dog population in the region. Such unchecked population growth could cause serious problem to the human as well as animals in the region. Taking serious note of the growth in canine population in the region, we wasted no time in saying “Yes” to the request put forth by the administration and the public at Norbulingka.
Our own vet Dr. Pankaj Sharma was joined by volunteer vet Dr. Milli. They were ably assisted in their work by our staff Lobsang Thukjey and Mr. Pema. They received great support in dog catching and in arranging other logistic requirements from the staff and administration of the Institute.
In two days’ time, they sterilized 24 dogs of which 8 were male and 18 female. Every dog that was brought for sterilization was also given anti-rabies vaccination. Besides desexing, they also treated other dogs that were brought to them.
We thank Brigitte Bardot Fondation, France with whose financial support we are able to organize such camps.
We thank Ms Ingrid from Holland, who has borne some of the medical and other expenses related to this camp. It is also thanks to her that we are able to use the services of Dr. Milli at our clinic.
We thank Dr. Milli in particular and our own staff for their hard work during the camp.
Last but not the least we thank the administration and the volunteers from Norbulingka Institute for providing us the necessary support.