Tending to Palden at the Sanctuary

Animal Liberation Sanctuary goat Palden’s condition had not improved and this morning we had to drain some fluid to try and reduce the pressure on his bladder and also to help speed up the reversal of the oedema. Once he was stable we continued the daily treatment of other animals requiring care, then took the opportunity to push on with other needy tasks. One of those is additional fencing to protect trees from ring barking (the goats love to nibble the bark!) and also improve field rotation. Giving animals an entire area to graze / browse means they eat all of the area at a relatively equal rate, never giving the land a chance to rest. With more fields, each field can be rested for longer, allowing more plant growth (the longer the grass or branch, the faster it regrows) as well as reducing parasite levels.

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Animal Liberation Sanctuary manager, Pema, and caretaker, Lakpa, assess Palden the goat.

Time was spent going through our supplies. We are planning a trip out with local Nepali veterinarians to villages further away. An inventory is made of the medications and dressing etc that we have so that we have enough to treat whatever being we may come across. Thanks to people’s kind donation, we were able to purchase medical supplies from India and Australia. These will be arriving in the coming days and then we can distribute as needed.


Sanctuary veterinarian, Dr Umesh, treats Palden.

Sanctuary veterinarian, Dr Umesh, treats Palden.