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

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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The Shields Dog Shows donates towards Critical Care

By Tamsin Webb | Aug 3, 2018

A huge thank you to the organisers and attendees of The Shield Dog Shows who very kindly chose Dogstar as one of their chosen charities and donated £250 towards our Critical Care program from their June show. The Shields Dog Shows take place twice a year in Shepperton in UK Their donation went towards the…

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Fundraising Heroes – Webb Family’s Village Fete Fundraiser

By Tamsin Webb | Aug 2, 2018

On 24th June the Webb family hosted a Dogstar stall at their local village fete in Wrecclesham to raise funds for Dogstar’s Street Dog Skin Care program. Jennie (AKA Mully) spent many many hours baking and packing homemade dog biscuits to sell, she also put together the legendary dog’s lucky dip box, while Rob and…

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Fundraising Heroes – Hannahs Tough Mudder

By Samantha Green | Aug 1, 2018

Tough Mudder for Dogstar On 17th June Dogstar supporter Hannah Dewhurst took part in the Scottish Tough Mudder and raised an amazing £225 for Dogstar. Tough Mudder is a gruelling 10 miles of mud with 20 crazy obstacles, on the day the weather conditions were far from easy with heavy rain and lightening due the course organisers turned…

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