Nepal’s earthquake survival stories include this woman and her goats

As another earthquake strikes Nepal, animal welfare groups are still on the ground trying to help critters – and their owners – impacted by last month’s devastating quake.

Humane Society International just posted an incredibly touching photo essay of one of the residents it has encountered. The group told the story of a woman named Purnima Tamang on Facebook.

“In Nepal’s Sengden Village, our team found Mrs. Purnima Tamang. Though her home was in ruins, she refused to leave her eight goats. ‘Call them what you want – my property, my family, my friends, they are all I have left,’ she cried. After days of exposure to damp weather, the animals had pneumonia, but HSI offered veterinary attention and medicine and they are all expected to recover.”

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The Humane Society added one other note to supporters who have flooded the group with donations: “You helped make this possible – thank you.”

Photos Humane Society International/Facebook

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