Because every dog deserves to be healthy and happy

The life of an unwanted and uncared for dog in Sri Lanka is full of suffering and misery.

We believe that every dog deserves to be happy and healthy.

With your support, we are changing their future,

one dog at a time.

Dogstar Xmas appeal 2018

Dogstar Christmas Appeal 2018

Raising funds to help 500 dogs via our Street Dog Skin Care Program throughout 2019, so our dogs can feel the warmth and kindness of Christmas all year long


gifts of fur received


Sri Lankan street puppy

Sterilisation and vaccination

Spay-neuter clinics & rabies vaccination programs tackle the root causes of animal suffering

Children with animal welfare education leaflets Sri Lanka

Animal welfare education

Education is fundamental to develop community-responsibility for animal welfare and health 

Sri Lanka street dog with mange

Street dog health care

Providing vital veterinary care to stray dogs suffering from skin conditions, parasites and wounds 

Your donations hard at work for animal welfare in Sri Lanka

updated December 10th 2018 

Dogs sterilised 

Rabies vaccinations 

In partnership with Mission Rabies

Cats sterilised 

The problems 

The current Animal welfare laws in Sri Lanka are 110 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. Unwanted puppies are often strayed on the road at just a few weeks old and hundreds of thousands of 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 Solutions 

Since 2006 Dogstar Foundation and our International partners have been transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Dogstar has always 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, taking a scientific and evidence led approach to animal welfare, committed to tackling welfare issues at the root causes and providing sustainable solutions. As a founding member of The Animal Welfare Coalition of Sri Lanka, we advocate for new and improved animal welfare legislation.

Catstar , a better future for Sri Lankas cats

Street cat

A female cat can have up to three litters per year, with an average litter of 4-6 kittens.

With no national program to sterilise cats the feline population has spiralled out of control.

Catstar provides urgently needed spay neuter services for Sri Lankas cats

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