The current Animal welfare laws in Sri Lanka are 109 years old and offer little or no protection to owned animals that suffer due to irresponsible or ill informed ownership, animals are often permanently chained or kennelled , with their emotional and physical needs severely neglected. Over a million roaming dogs face additional challenges including illegal poisoning or relocations from Tourist areas. Rabies is endemic in Sri Lanka with dogs as main reservoirs and transmitters of this fatal disease, the animal welfare issues we are tackling also have a significant impact on human health and wellbeing.
The Dogstar Foundation is transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Since 2006 Dogstar has worked closely with Sri Lankan communities. Vets and local authorities to provide humane dog population management , Mass Rabies vaccination programs, education leading to attitude change and the development of veterinary practice. A dog charity with a difference, Dogstar is committed to tackling welfare issues at the root causes and providing sustainable solutions. As a member of The Animal Welfare Coalition of Sri Lanka we advocate for new and improved animal welfare legislation.