Posts by Samantha Green

What does dog over population look like ?

It might not be what you think Images like this are pretty confronting; they are typical of an area where there are more dogs that guardians and resources, dogs are sick, injured and dying from vaccine-preventable diseases and even common conditions such as mangeDogstars primary focus is on preventing this suffering, and our flagship program is…

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Rescuing 6 puppies from a storm drain

tiny puppies left for dead While I like to remain positive and I do believe that the majority of global animal suffering is caused by thoughtlessness and lack of emotional empathy now and then something comes along that simply chills me to the bone, an act so thoroughly deliberate and wicked that there is and can…

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EPFS Community Fair

animal welfare in sri lanka

Yesterday the Dogstar team had a stand at the 2nd EPFS Community fair in Colombo. The EPFS community is a vibrant online community that raises funds for 25 local charities and good causes here in Sri Lanka including Dogstar.

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Prejudice Undermines Animal Welfare

Prejudice Undermines Animal Welfare

An open letter on how prejudice undermines animal welfare. Over the last few days, we have posted some pretty emotional content highlighting the genuine issues of backyard breeding and dog poisonings here in Sri Lanka. While these posts show some of the challenges that animal welfare groups in Sri Lanka face, it’s vital that in…

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Backyard Dog Breeding – Another Victim

backyard dog breeding

Mark and I are deeply saddened to see yet another “pedigree’ dog die here in Sri Lanka. Anna passed away due to the greed associated with backyard dog breeding, and the absurd idea that “pedigree” dogs are superior in any way to our beautiful Sri Lankan dogs. This beautiful girl was rescued by Embark from…

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Suggs: A Victim of Backyard Breeding

The problem with pedigrees

Meet Suggs: A victim of backyard breeding and the newest member of our family. Another victim of the increasing  “pedigree” backyard breeding/puppy farming industry here in Sri Lanka. Mike (as his breeders called him), was rescued by Animal SOS Sri Lanka (ASOS). He weighed just 17 kilos and was dangerously sick from life-threatening blood parasites…

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