Why having an owner does not always equal good welfare

Friday, February 13, 2015
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Over the last few weeks I have seen literally thousands of dogs as part of the mass vaccination program. Sadly the sight of an owned dog living in a tiny prison like "kennel" like this one is not uncommon. This compared to many we have seen is a palace !

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Introducing Project Sirius

Thursday, January 8, 2015
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Introducing "Project Sirius" Dogstar's Rabies eradication and dog population management project in Negombo

Project Sirius is a three year program to rabies vaccinate and surgical sterilise a minimum of 80 % of dogs in the Negombo Municipal area which is in excess of the internationally recognized minimum of 70 %

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The one man and his dog I could never forget

Friday, October 31, 2014
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I have met thousands of owners over the years but Mr Ranasinghe from a January 2009 clinic made such an impression on me that I have never forgotten him

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How humane dog population works and why human intolerance is its worst enemy

Saturday, October 11, 2014
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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

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And the winner is.....

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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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.

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Why a street dog is not second best

Monday, September 15, 2014
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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

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Slum dogs, we care ! Working With Street Dogs In The Former War Zone

Saturday, July 26, 2014
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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

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Why you cannot shelter your way out of a dog overpopulation crisis

Monday, July 14, 2014
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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 ?

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A day of reflection

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

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Animal Welfare , Human Welfare and why we should care about both

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
― Plato

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.

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