The painful reality of why Dogstar Foundation needs your support

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Tags: Project Liberty Education Welfare Filed in: Case studies
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In 2014 we are expanding our services into new geographical areas and that brings us new challenges as we are faced with a fresh wave of low welfare issues and animal suffering.

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Errol | Heartbreaking news

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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I am simply heartbroken to have to advise that Errol died overnight from a suspected snakebite

For those of who don’t know Errol’s story you can read it here

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Helping us, helping you, helping them

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Please can you help this dog ?

A common request in the hundreds of emails and Facebook messages we receive every year from holidaymakers or residents that have seen animals suffering due to over population or neglect

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Adopt a Dogstar dog or cat

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Dogstar's In country adoption program compliments our sterilisation, Mobile outreach and community animal work , since 2010 we have found homes for over 150 homeless puppies and kittens.

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The most unique Animal Welfare sponsorship ever ?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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Can you or your business ,club or workplace sponsor one of our tuktuks for a year ?

Our two little tuk tuks the Green Dogstar 1 and Red Dogstar 2 are essential to our work here in Sri Lanka , without them we simply would not be able to reach and treat many animals via our outreach work , run our children and adult education programs , conduct pre and post adoption homechecks, feed Temple dogs or provide health care support to street and community dogs. Our Tuk Tuks are not only a means of transport they are a symbol of compassion and animal welfare.

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Giving dogs a life worth living

Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Canine animal welfare issues here in Sri Lanka are not as easy as "street dog bad owned dog good" ,

Owned dogs in Sri Lanka can face just as many welfare issues as street dogs . Many are permanently chained or kenneled often without access to water. Poorly socialised and rarely handled they can develop aggressive behaviour to the point that owners cannot even approach them

The reasons these animals are chained or kenneled vary from a lack of empathy or understanding of animal welfare to misguided efforts to "keep the dog safe" but the suffering for the animals is the same regardless.

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Charity shock tactics, are they ever a good idea ?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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A recent article via The Guardian says that charities like Dogstar Foundation that avoid traditional images of extreme poverty/neglect in favour of a more positive campaign which shows the results the charities work receive far less donations and support than charities that show negative imagery and shocking images

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Adult Education | how you can teach a dogs owner new tricks

Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Education is a fundamental part of our plan to develop community responsiblity for animal welfare and health. By challenging and developing concepts of ownership we can transform the way that companion animals are viewed and cared for in Sri Lanka

Increasingly we see cases that have been caused by neglect of  an animals basic emotional or physical needs , the failure of an owner to seek treatment  , a  lack of understanding on dietary requirements or misguided treatment or actions .  Whilst it's not  deliberate cruelty the end result is still an animal enduring suffering , distress and even death.

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Sri Ian Botham comes to Dogstar

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Today Sir Ian Botham walked through our village

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The street dog who learnt to trust again

Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Sometimes the impact of our work is hard to demonstrate via the internet, the acceptance of Dogstar’s team living & working in the local community, changes in attitude to adopting female dogs, or even having a male animal sterilised

But sometimes the value of our work and its undeniable impact could not be clearer and no one dog form the last few years sums this up more than Errol

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