May 2017 Giving Report
Hi my Dog Lovers,
As you may already know, DDHS donates monthly to organizations that help animals, the environment and impoverished children worldwide. Every time you purchase our all-natural products and express your love for your dog, we make a donation on your behalf. The need is great throughout the planet, but this month your assistance is going somewhere extraordinary!
Here is where our donations went in the month of May:
Dogs in Nepal
In the Nepalese city of Pokhara, the mountains rise from 1,000 to 7,500 meters in just 30 kilometers. It is the beginning of the great treks to Everest and you’re still hours, if not days, away from some of the most remote villages on Earth. In addition to the harsh terrain, Nepal has a very high poverty rate and great political unrest so these circumstances would be incredibly tough, both on you and on dogs!
The Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust, or HART, was founded in 2010 to help the people and animals of Nepal come to a peaceful accord. Seeing animals starving and the desperate Nepalese people resorting to culling to keep the ‘street dog’ population low, drives their dedication to provide their skills tirelessly in extremely challenging conditions. They travel with a mobile spay and neuter clinic to villages high in the mountains and they do so on foot, carrying everything they need with them.
Last year we interviewed Barbara Webb, HART co-founder. She shared the challenges of working with the locals, teaching them to appreciate animals more and treat them better. This year HART took their mobile clinic to the villages along the Mount Everest trek route, where they worked mainly with Sherpas and their dogs. Their focus was on veterinary care and animal population control. This was the first time the locals actually saw a veterinarian!
Thanks to you and our community’s efforts, we have been able to donate $1152.00 to HART and this makes us really happy.
That’s all for today! Stay tuned for our June Giving Report.
Dr. D and the Natural Healing Team
© Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM