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

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Why having an owner does not always equal good welfare

By Samantha Green | Feb 13, 2015

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 and not the worst kennel I have seen by far. It is a common misconception that…

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Negombo dog population management program

By Samantha Green | Jan 8, 2015

Introducing our Negombo dog population management project: “Project Sirius” is Dogstar’s Rabies eradication and dog population management project in Negombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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The one man and his dog I could never forget

By Samantha Green | Oct 31, 2014

I have met thousands of dog and cat 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 dog population management works

By Samantha Green | Oct 11, 2014

and why human intolerance is its worst enemy The numbers of dogs that can live in an area are governed by a number of things, such as, the carrying capacity, available food, water, shelter and human tolerance. If you take away food, water and shelter, you can easily see how a dog’s welfare is impacted.…

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and the winner is….

By Samantha Green | Oct 9, 2014

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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A pedigree problem

By Samantha Green | Sep 15, 2014

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

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Spay / Neuter in Jaffna

By Samantha Green | Jul 26, 2014

Jaffna a once vibrant city is now home to over 4000 roaming dogs rummaging through mountains of rubbish daily to survive.

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

By Samantha Green | Jul 14, 2014

As we explained in a previous blog post “Why dog overpopulation is like a leaking tap”, you cannot shelter your way out of street dog overpopulation issues. But what happens when a shelter becomes a death camp for dogs?

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Why dog overpopulation is like a leaking tap

By Samantha Green | Apr 18, 2014

What does dog overpopulation have to do with a leaking tap? 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 to turn off the tap and pull the…

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