Animal Nepal, with the support of World Vets, treated 400 animals in four districts, and provided support to 500 equines working in brick factories. Relief goods were handed out with the support of The Donkey Sanctuary and Burns Violence Survivor.
In order to build local capacity, protocols on limb casting and downer cows were developed and workshops organized. Various international organizations have come to the rescue too.
Though life in Nepal is limping back to normal, the risks still prevail. Aftershocks and landslides hampered the work of the outreach teams. Due to stress and sanitation issues, livestock were vulnerable to infectious diseases such as bird and swine flu, foot and mouth disease and respiratory problems.
Shankar continues to treat injured livestock. "The animals' lives are entirely in our hands. In a family it's the responsibility of the head to protect the members. Likewise it is our responsibly to protect the earth and its children," says the committed paravet.