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Community Dog Welfare Kopan (CDWK) is a small organisation in Payutar, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, run by a dedicated couple from New Zealand, Kate and Doug Clendon.

CDWK provides shelter, care and treatment for abused, neglected, abandoned, sick and injured dogs rescued from the streets, as well as organising education and treatment programs in local communities.

“I volunteered with CDWK in early February 2018. Kate and Doug know each dog so well and on such a personal level. It was really lovely to be able to be around such a beautiful establishment that has had so much love and time put into it for the rescued dogs. I can definitely recommend this place highly to anyone” - Jessica (Australian vet nurse volunteer, February 2018).

Currently, 73 dogs are being cared for by Kate and Doug at the CDWK centre, with help from their team of local staff and occassional volunteers from all over the world. Unfortunately, recent housing development, and sale of the land upon which the dogs were housed, has meant that all the dogs in the shelter have had to be relocated. Luckily, additional land was located nearby. Dog enclosures have now been built on this piece of land but it is just not large enough to accomodate all the dogs in CDWK's care.

With the assistance of a generous supporter, an additional, adjoining piece of land, with a rundown, local house on it, has been now been rented and fenced. CDWK is urgently seeking to raise enough funds to build internal dog enclosures on this new piece of land, and to make the ramshackle house functional. As the rainy season will begin in June, there is less than three months to complete the work so that all of the dogs have adequate shelter.

This project to develop the newly acquired land for the dogs will use existing materials and labour where possible. It will be implemented in four phases:
1. Erecting wire mesh fences with gates to make three enclosures- two for well dogs and one for ill and old dogs; plus provision of water for the site; and building a washroom for staff and visitors.
2. Turning the existing cow shed into a kitchen to cook the dog food; and creating a double-gated safety entrance area.
3. Renovating the existing house to create a treatment room and dispensary; office space; storeroom; and sleeping room for sick dogs, old dogs and young pups.
4. Construction of an additional 10 sleeping boxes for adult dogs.

The planned project is shown in the sketch below- proposed work is indicated in red.
This project is estimated to cost approximately 245,000 Nepalese ruppes ($2,374US or $3,030AUD). A budget is presented below (full calculations are available upon request).
Please help CDWK to complete the new dog enclosure and facilities so that they can continue to offer the current high standard of care to the vulnerable dogs living in their centre.

For more information on CDWK, visit their website;
and Facebook page.
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Upadate August 2018

July was a busy month for CDWK not only in terms of the number of new dogs treated, but also for the construction work on the new facilities.

The installation of a sink added the finishing touch to the washroom. The walk-way to the washroom and isolation room has been paved with broken bricks.
The kitchen is now finished and fully operational- benches were made and installed, a sink has been put in, and cupboards added. All the dogs' food is now cooked there.

As Kate and Doug are being asked to care for more and more sick dogs - either owned or cared for in the community- until they have recovered, sick bays are needed. Last month, two sick bays were built and 5 more for sick or new dogs are under construction.

The next job will be completion of the double gate safety system and a corridor linking the new facilities to the existing dog yards. Following this, the large back room of the old house will be converted into a sleeping area for very young, old, and sick dogs- this is especially needed in the cold winter months.
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Despite the rain and a break in construction to move house, we have made good progress towards completing the new enclosures and facilities, as can be seen in the attached video.

CDWK's Ramesh has worked hard on this project, in addition to his routine shelter tasks, and has done nearly all of the construction himself.

So far, we have:
1. Turned the yard into:
* Two large dog enclosures, complete with shade-rain shelters (one for older dogs and the other for the seven abandoned pups who are now large adolescents) ;
* Two smaller enclosures- one for pups or invalided dogs, and the other for dogs boarding with us while awaiting export;
* An small isolation yard for newly rescued dogs; and
* A paved entrance area.
2. Built a fully-functional washroom.
3. Built an isolation room for infectious cases.
4. Turned the falling down, roofless cowshed into a new kitchen.
5. Created a dispensary in one of the rooms of the old house.
6. Created a treatment area on the porch of the old house.

Although the major works have been completed, we have only used just under 50% of the total funds raised. However, some of the more expensive pieces of work, such as the new dog sleeping boxes and the winterized sleeping room, have yet to be undertaken. We anticipate that the funds raised to-date will be sufficient to complete all the work on the new enclosures and facilities. Any remaining money will be put towards a Medical Contingency Fund to cover the costs of diagnosing and treating newly rescued dogs, medical emergencies in shelter dogs, and sterilizations.

Work yet to be done includes:
* A shelter for the small yard for boarding dogs;
* Pens and fencing for the small isolation yard;
* Electrical rewiring of the old house and new kitchen;
* Painting of the inside walls of the existing house;
* Tiling the dispensary and treatment area;
* Fit-out of the kitchen, including installation of sink and drainage;
* Sink for treatment area;
* Making the ten new dog sleeping boxes; and
* Creation of a winterized sleeping room in the large back room of the old house.

Thank you to all the kind supporters who have donated to the creation of these much-needed new dog yards and enclosures, and the new facilities for the CDWK centre.
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After a quiet spell in May as we moved house, we are back on the renovation of the facilities. The toilet/washroom and the water tank and piping to the toilet has been completed. as well as the paving in the entrance area. Work on the kitchen floor and porch is about to continue.
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The kitchen roof has been completed and today the broken brick soling for the floor was placed. We hope to have the window and door of the isolation room completed and the kitchen floor concreting/plastering done within the next few days. We do need to build a new shelter for the puppy area at the back of the old house - we have materials enough for that.
Ramesh & Prakash working on the roof
Ramesh placing the porch roof
Brick soling for kitchen complete
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