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From the Dogstar Team in Sri Lanka and local and international partners and supporters.

Adrian Burder 1964 – 2018

By Samantha Green | Nov 21, 2018

The world of animal welfare has lost a true star, Adrian Burder Dogs Trust CEO tragically died last month after a short illness Dogs Trust announcement Adrian Burder obituary |The Times  Adrian was simply one in a million, a genuine man with a passion for animal welfare and a fierce supporter of those working hands-on with…

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Wedding

A wedding with a Gift of Love….

By Tamsin Webb | Nov 14, 2018

On this special day…… Huge congratulations goes to Dogstar supporters Smita and Michael on their wedding day! On the 29th September 2018, whilst the sun was shining down, Smita and Michael were married. Instead of gifts for their wedding Smita and Michael asked guests to give gifts of love to one of their chosen charities which Dogstar was…

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Ros

Fundraising Heroes – Ros Kilimanjaro Challenge

By Tamsin Webb | Nov 13, 2018

Inspiring and Incredible…… Our amazing supporter Ros decided to take on the huge challange to climb Kilimanjiro and raised an incredible amount just close to £2,000 for the street dogs in Sri Lanka. Last year Ros came to Sri Lanka on a cycling holiday and through a friend had heard about Dogstar. Before heading off…

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The fishmarket five

By Samantha Green | Nov 10, 2018

Let down twice by owners, this young family were in real danger of being killed Firstly, when the owners failed to get her sterilised at one of our free clinics and then once again by heartlessly dumping her and her 4 tiny pups in a car park in the dead of night. She was terrified, left…

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Gift Aid

By Samantha Green | Nov 1, 2018

Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Dogstar Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Dogstar Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you. What is Gift Aid ? Gift Aid does…

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Dogstar’s 12th Birthday – The Great Birthday Walk

By Tamsin Webb | Oct 4, 2018

Over 100 street dog skin treatments raised! 100 skin treatments will really make a difference to a lot of dogs – Thank you! 28th September was Dogstar’s 12th Birthday, to celebrate we asked our supporters to get involved in the first ever Dog Walk for Dogstar!! Many dogs and their humans took part in a…

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Jigger from Jetwing Blue / Beach

By Samantha Green | Sep 24, 2018

Jigger Update – 1st November 2018 Great news, Jigger has been released back to Jetwing hotel. Jigger spent a few weeks at the animal hospital in Colombo after our Critical Care team rescued him after he had met with an accident back in September. After a few weeks care, his paw fully healed and he was…

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It pays to spay

By Samantha Green | Sep 7, 2018

We run Sri Lanka’s largest charity spay neuter program But why? Because thousands of unwanted puppies are born every single day here and there are nowhere near enough good homes Because often those puppies are dumped on the roadside at just a few weeks old  Because some owners chain or kennel 24/7 and for many…

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It’s not all happy endings

By Samantha Green | Sep 4, 2018

Sleep tight gentle puss Roxy our volunteer vet nurse found a badly injured cat on the beach a few days ago , he wasn’t one of the beach cats we know so we guessed he was either lost or had been dumped as there was a cardboard box next to him Sadly Orange Billy passed…

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