Continuing work

They are continuing the work has been done by Drs John Skuja, Ben Brown, Springer Brown who were first on the scene of Nepals animal crisis. 90% of the work is with cattle and buffalo. Saving this livestock saves the families ability to be selfsufficent . It gives hope. They walk to the more inaccessible cases. LIfting cattle is critical …

Donations and supplies

Just packed! 203.5kg of stuff on the red and green lists directly from on ground volunteers in Nepal. Thanks everyone who sent stuff in. Thanks to the big donors. More detailed list to come later. Donations towards excess baggage still being accepted but the easiest way to help here is bid on auction items for our “Eat for Nepal” fundraiser.

More vets head to Nepal

2 Aussie vets to leave for Nepal on Monday! We will have an auction item tomorrow to buy meds for them to take with them. Watch this space…….. Thanks to Dr Cate Sutton from Berrigan Shire on the NSW/Victoria border and Dr Don Hudson from NSW. They will be traveling early next week with the meds we can buy . …

Dr Thinlay Bhutia- SARAH programme coordinator- through Dr Farlie’s eyes

It is a privilege to call Dr Thinlay Bhutia my friend. Dr Thinlay works tirelessly to improve the welfare of animals in Sikkim. Thinlay hails from the remote village Pelling at the foothills of Mt Kangchenjunga.  He brings strength, compassion and resourcefulness to his role. Some readers may get the impression that the veterinary charities are responsible only for desexing …

Advice from an old hand, Dr Alan Sherlock

Dr Alan Sherlock travels to Sikkim every year to work with the SARAH team. He performs surgery, trains young Indian vets, catches dogs, bird watches , explores the remotest corners of Sikkim and writes superb emails home. Alan works at the Sandringham Central Vet Hospital the rest of the year and we would like to thank him for his advice …

Life in Sikkim

Life in Sikkim, India…… Dr Farlie demonstrating her ultrasound skill on a Lab with abdominal pain and anemia. A friendly group of street dogs, recovered from their desexing procedure and anti rabies vaccinations , ready for release. Warming the calf post caesarian

Why are Vets needed after an Earthquake in Nepal? How can I help?

I am glad you asked as it isn’t a question that ( fortunately) needs to be asked very often. If you would like to know and understand this animal emergency better then please read the following post. There is a link at the end where we are now recommending donations be made. News and photos and updates are posted on …

Where do the dogs come from?

So where do the dogs come from? The focus of the deserving work that Farlie and Nicole are contributing to is of the street dogs of Sikkim. Feral is a wrong word. They generally live where they live because there is a food source. Locals often feed them. the dog catching team get up very early with their truck and …

What does it cost?

Vaccinating dogs against the Rabies virus requires a lot of work by skilled operators. Catching street dogs in a humane and safe way is a special skill that the SARAH dog catching teams are experienced in. The Indian government produces the vaccines which costs only 40c a dose. However while the vaccine doesn’t cost much, a lot are required. This …

Nurse Nicole and support team Daniel

Nicole is one of our senior nurses and is VERY excited to be finally on her way to Sikkim. While in Sikkim she will be assisting the vet surgeons and dog catching teams . The tasks that she will be required to perform will have a increased level of responsibility and as such on will be referred to as a …