We have set up a canine and feline laparoscopy unit for sterilization and birth control
among dogs and cats. Our unit has been set up in a rented room at `Matribhavana', near Goalpara in
As a start, we have received a xenoscope, donated to us by
Dr. Ashok Khandkar. This low-cost laparoscope uses an entirely new technology. The device
has been tested on humans and we are probably the first group who are trying to use this
instrument for veterinary purposes. We have also purchased an extra probe. So we now have one
control unit and two probes.
The other equipment has been procured and set up (some improvised). Operations have commenced.
Funding and support
This is an entirely voluntary effort funded through contributions from private individuals.
There is no institutional support. However, many veterinarians have volunteered to actively
help. We are entirely dependent on them for the surgical procedures.