Ladakh Feral Dog Initiative
A unique animal welfare project in a stunning location
Ladakh is located in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is known for its picturesque locations, Buddhist temples, and pristine environment.
The “Ladakh Feral Dog Initiative” is a collaborative project run by the Ladakh Department of Animal Health, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Council, Leh, The Leh Municipal Council, the Young Drukpa Association, Leh and its animal Welfare group, Live to Rescue and Vets Beyond Borders, with significant funding by Foundation Brigitte Bardot.
The Project was initiated with the following aims:
- to organise awareness campaigns about animal welfare and rabies control in Ladakh.
- to help the local municipality in bringing down the dog population through effective and advanced animal birth control (ABC) programs.
- to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals, through education, advocacy and other activities.
- to help adopting and relocating abandoned and stray animals.
- to provide counselling about productive/domestic animals to the Ladakhi people for sustainable income generation;
- and promote and encourage the younger generations about the rich and diverse wildlife of Ladakh.
Vets and vet nurses are required for a minimum of 10 days and will be stationed in the clinic or doing outreach to various parts of Leh, Ladakh’s largest city.
Volunteers are provided with:
- Airport pick up/drop off
- Transfers to/from places of project work
- Local orientation and hospitality
- Assistance with in-country veterinary registration
- VBB t-shirt
- Professional indemnity and public liability insurance
Accommodation is not included.
All volunteers to India must be vaccinated against rabies.
Dates: All year round. Contact us with preferred dates.
Preferred: Vets and nurses with a minimum of 5 years experience. Experience working/volunteering in developing countries is a bonus.