As we covered in a previous blog Dog population management is more than just numbers
, The numbers of dogs that can live in an area are governed by a number of things which make up the carrying capacity, available food, water, shelter and human tolerance. Take away food, water and shelter, and you can easily see how a dog’s welfare is impacted, but a lack of tolerance can produce equally negative but often hidden results
Congratulations to Mark and Samantha Green for winning the International Training Program award at the 2014 Dogs Trust International Companion Animal Welfare Conferance in Istanbul.
Bruno is a Rottweiler puppy who came into our lives a few months back when we were asked to foster him for another animal welfare organisation where he had been handed in as a stray
Earlier this week Dogstar's team traveled 380km the far north region of Jaffna. Still in the throws of being rebuilt from the aftermath of a twenty-six year civil war. This once vibrant city is now home to over 4000 roaming dogs rummaging through mountains of rubbish daily to survive.
With our in country partner NGO Tsunami Animal People Alliance , Embark and with support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot have undertaken a huge animal welfare project to sterilised and rabies vaccinate over 3500 roaming dogs in the city area
As we expained in a previous blog post "Why dog overpopulation is like a leaking tap" You cannot shelter your way out of dog overpopulation issues but what happens when a shelter becomes a death camp for dogs ?
Monday, July 7, 2014
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"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Nine years ago today a series of bombs on the London Underground and a London Bus killed 52 people and injured over 700 others
Many lives were changed that day including our founders Sam and Mark who worked for London Underground
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
Recently we have met a lot of self funded individuals trying to do a good job animal well to help animals here in Sri Lanka without a real support system in place, what starts out as helping one or two can quickly become ten or twenty animals . Trying to care for multiple many of whom are sick or even dying is stressful enough but when the numbers keep creeping up that stress can become suffering for the animals and the people.Read more
Q: What’s better than one Dogstar Team working to transform animal welfare in Sri Lanka
A: TWO DOGSTAR TEAMS working to transform animal welfare in Sri Lanka
Dogstar is expanding so we can sterilise, vaccinate, treat and save the lives of even more animals here in Sri Lanka
If you came home from a 2 week holiday to find a tap running over a sink with the plug in and your entire house was flooded I am pretty sure your first actions would be turn off the tap and pull the plug out not grab a bucket and start to bail water or building a tank in your garden to store excess water
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.