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

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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Mission Rabies at 5

By Samantha Green | Sep 4, 2018

Mission Rabies is five years old Since its launch in September 2013 Mission Rabies has vaccinated over a million animals against Rabies and provided education to over 2 million people The Dogstar team are proud to have been working with the amazing staff at Mission Rabies since 2014 Not only here in Sri Lanka but…

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Born to be wild | the welfare challenges for captive animal management

By Samantha Green | Aug 30, 2018

Last week I visited Vietnam for a veterinary training course whilst there I had the privilege to visit Animal Asia’s Bear Rescue Centre a few hours outside of Hanoi. Animal welfare is never more challenging than when you are dealing with wild animals especially if they cannot return to their natural habitat, so it was…

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Rescue Pups find their forever homes

By Tamsin Webb | Aug 5, 2018

Rescue Pups find forever homes! Back in April Dogstar were called about a tiny puppy that had been found in the road. Sam, Mark and Tamsin went to rescue the puppy, whilst having a scout around looking for the mother they came across 5 other puppies which had obviously been dumped in a storm drain. Rescue…

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