Aachal Thapa, Nisha Shahi, Vishnu Kumar Rana (Supervisor)
St. Xavier's College
12 July 16
Thesis or project
Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Street Animals, Street
Animals in Kathmandu
The streets of Kathmandu are overflowing with life, both metaphorically and literally.
With the air heavy, with the scent of street food, motorcycles scurrying through a
dangerous maze, and people dodging the bullet like cars, there is one thing that stands
out; the street animals of Kathmandu. They vary from one another in many different
ways. Whether it’s a cow, monkey, or dog, they all have similar problems.
Street animals face many challenges that most animals, and even humans do not face
today. They are not protected from colds, or any other diseases. In the past three
years, the number of stray animals has definitely increased and so has the cases of
locals being attacked by some of them. All these factors have fed a complex serious
stray animal’s problem for Kathmandu, which is more than ready for a humane,
efficient and long-term solution.
There are many people working for the welfare of these street animals individually or
through different organizations. However, due to lack of knowledge and resources,
they are unable to work efficiently and make a remarkable impact for the welfare of
street animals. The project, pawsCARE: ICT for the welfare of Street Animals
constitutes web application which helps in rescuing injured and ill street animals
through Information and Communication Technology.
The project deals with the scope and use of ICT in rescuing the injured and ill street
animals. The application will provide access to send emergency report by sending
SMS notification, view animals for adoption, add and view lost and found animals in
the application. The central idea of this project is that ICT can help in management of
street animals and create awareness among the people to make the lives of street