Himalayan Animal Rescue Team (HART)Posted: March 26, 2010
Nepal is a poor country that has recently undergone an extended period of political instablilty. Animal welfare is a low priority among many other pressing concerns. HART aims to reduce animal suffering over as wide a geographical range as possible, starting from a base in Pokhara. Pokhara was originally a market town, but has grown into a tourist destination over the past twenty years. It is about 200 Kilometers from Kathmandu and has a population of around 200,000. It is situated near Lake Fewa and at the base of the Annapurna range foothills. It is the third largest city in Nepal after Kathmandu and Biratnagar.