Whether as a volunteer or a donor, you can give us the support we so desperately need to keep our important work going.
AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
Volunteering for HMP is a fun and fulfilling way to get directly involved with our mission to protect the health of people and animals in the Himalaya. HMP offers a unique experience for volunteers with veterinary skills to work in the challenging environment of the Himalaya, or you can help right from your home as a fund raiser.
YOUR FUNDS FUEL OUR PROGRAMS
The high costs of travelling in the Himalaya has prevented villagers from getting access to potentially life-saving veterinary care.
It is worthwhile to overcome this cost as it is much more expensive and difficult to respond to a rabies outbreak.
It costs just US$15 to neuter and vaccinate a dog against rabies, the benefits of which carry through the dog's life.
It costs at least US$500 to vaccinate a person against rabies, and upwards of US$3,000 to treat a person suspected of contracting rabies.
YOUR FUNDS STOP CULLING
The number of dogs we neuter each year declines dogs from the previous years remain in target areas. We expand our target area when more than 80% of dogs in an area have been neutered. Vaccination remains essential to maintain herd immunity.
When neutering increases, culling decreases.
Villagers support us by not culling dogs that have been neutered and vaccinated.
Neutering dogs reduces the birth rate of unwanted puppies, while allowing villagers to keep their pet dogs.
We expand our target area once more than 70% of dogs in a village have been neutered and vaccinated.
Our efforts were suspended in 2015 due to a major earthquake.