Our veterinary team continues to visit rural earthquake affected areas to treat animals in need. Nuwakot is one of the worse affected areas that the team has been visiting on at least 4 occasions so far & will continue to do follow up work. The team is also operating in villages in Lalitpur, having been there several times, as well as villages in Dhading, Khavre, and Sindupalchowk. Everywhere we go, sadly, most of the animals are emaciated and have become very weak. Many have fractures, many are pregnant with some pregnant buffaloes, cows and goats unable to give birth naturally without assistance.
The work following up the many cases of injured animals that has continued throughout May and June, has been hampered by the arrival of the monsoon rains. Avalanches that have already killed many across Nepal put doubts into the mind as to whether a particular road is safe to go down. Our team has to face these issues, as well as the ongoing strain of reacting to any ground tremor, real or imagined, and the dislocation of their family and community life.
We are very proud of the efforts of those working so hard to help the less fortunate.