How You Can Help
Sponsor a Dog
At the moment, we provide ongoing care to approximately 70 dogs, who live full-time in the centre. About half of these dogs are sponsored by kind individuals or groups, who provide US$20 per month (payable monthly or annually) to cover the cost of one dog's food, basic care and annual vaccinations. The cost is slightly higher for sick dogs.
Sponsorship enables a sponsor to get to know a dog and to follow its progress through receiving regular reports (with actual costs for treatment, where appropriate) and photos. To view the dogs needing sponsors, please read more at www.communitydogwelfarekopan.org/our-dogs/dogs-requiring-sponsorship/ . If you see a dog that speaks to your heart, Please contact us with your choice of sponsored dog, so that we can send you more information on your dog and help you to arrange sponsorship payments.
Adopt a Dog
When dogs recover, some can go back to their neighbourhoods, however, others are in need of homes. Adopting a dog requires commitment, love and care for the life of the dog. Visit www.communitydogwelfarekopan.org/our-dogs/dogs-for-adoption-and-fostering/ or contact us to find out about dogs for adoption. We can also arrange for international adoptions.
Foster a Dog
Fostering a dog is also possible. This means taking a dog home for several months to care for it. This is especially applicable to puppies undergoing their vaccination program. For more information see www.communitydogwelfarekopan.org/our-dogs/dogs-for-adoption-and-fostering/ .
From time to time, CDWK runs fund-raising campaigns for specific projects.
1. Medical Contingency Fund
CDWK has recently launched a contingency fund so that money is always readily available to cover the following:
-Rescuing vulnerable (abandoned, injured, abused, and sick) dogs from local streets.
-Initial veterinarian costs for checking, diagnosing and treating newly rescued dogs.
-Treatment of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour (CTVT), which is an aggressive, highly contagious form of cancer that is prevalent in the street dog population of Kathmandu.
-Emergency medical treatment that may be required for longer term dogs in shelter care.
-Sterilizing rescued dogs and community dogs.
For more information and to donate, please visit the fund-raising campaign at www.gofundme.com/medical-fund-for-vulnerable-street-dogs-in-nepal .
2. New enclosures and facilities at CDWK Centre
From March to December 2018, we successfully raised AU$3,800 (including fund-raising platform fees) to develop a newly rented piece of land for additional dog enclosures, kitchen, bathroom, treatment room and dispensary. All the work has been successfully completed and funds expended. A final update can be found in .
3. Fund-raising on Our Behalf
We also welcome fund-rising initiatives that our supporters may wish to undertake. If you are interested in fund-raising on our behalf, please contact us so that we can work with you on a suitable campaign.
Visitors and Volunteers
We welcome visitors to come and see what we do and to hopefully spread the word about the needs of CDWK and Nepali dogs in general. Please contact us to arrange a visit to our centre in Payutar.
We take in volunteers who have the relevant interests and skills to meet CDWK's current needs.
*******Currently, we are seeking 1-2 long-term volunteers for periods of 1 - 5 months for the following tasks.
- Spending time petting, groomng and loving our well dogs, who crave the human attention that we cannot give because of the workload with sick and new dogs.
- Walking suitable dogs in the fields near the centre.
- Assisting with simple treatment, such as application of topical medicines, bathing, and dressings.
- Helping take dogs to the vet.
- And basically loving and being loved by our canine family at the shelter.
- Assist with some social media work.
Community Dog Welfare Kopan is run by the voluntary efforts of Kate and Doug Clendon. We appreciate the help of local and international donors who can provide support whether financial or food, equipment and medical supplies. The list below gives an indication of how your financial contribution can help.
- US$ 10 covers the cost of vaccination against distemper, hepatitis, parvo-virus, leptospirosis and para-influenza
- US$ 20 feeds a dog for one month
- US$ 30 pays for neutering a dog
Donations go directly to the dogs, with no overheads or extras.
Because of the lower cost of living in Nepal, even a small amount can go a long way to improving a dog's life.
Please make donations through PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below or directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org on the Paypal main page. If you mark the donation as a gift to family or friends, we will not be charged Paypal fees. Please note that our account with PayPal is in New Zealand dollars - you may be asked to make payment in NZ dollars. Exchange rate is about US$1 = NZ$1.45, so US$20 = NZ$29.
Do also take a look at TransferWise if you are sending money - this is a very low cost method of sending money. We can accept TransferWise payments into our New Zealand bank account - ask for account details if you wish to use this process.