The Department of Livestock (DoL) was awarded the prestigious award for “Institutionalising Compassion” at the 10th Asia for Animals Conference that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 2-5.
The award was bestowed for its contribution towards improving the animal welfare in the country and taking lead in implementing the nationwide dog population management campaign. DoL and HSI embarked on a joint project to reduce and address increasing free-roaming dogs in Bhutan. During the nine years of successful collaboration since 2009, more than 70,000 dogs have been sterilised and vaccinated against rabies. Bhutan has also made a significant achievement technically in managing the dog population and animal welfare.
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