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

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Goodbye Gru

By Samantha Green | Feb 11, 2017

Goodbye Gru Yesterday Mark and I had let our beloved rescue dog Bruno aka Mr Gru go under general anaesthetic after emergency surgery for bacterial peritonitis showed irreparable damage to his stomach and other organs Mr Gru was just 3 years old, as every dog owner knows to lose a beloved family member at any…

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Why running a charity is like running a business

By Samantha Green | Oct 26, 2016

People often say to me ” I would love your job,” “It must be so nice working with animals all day.” In reality, running an animal welfare charity overseas is nothing most like people think; it’s really like running a business. My donors are my investors and shareholders, and my customers are animals, owners, and…

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Mission Rabies Sri Lanka 2016

By Samantha Green | Oct 22, 2016

  Mission Rabies returned to Sri Lanka for the second year and what a year it was! , vaccinating 9239 animals against Rabies exceeding the required 70 % vaccination coverage protecting the human and animal population against this deadly disease

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Dogstar Foundation Australia

By Samantha Green | Aug 11, 2016

Dogstar has DGR Status in Australia as Dogstar Foundation Down Under so any donations you make over $2 will be tax deductible.  join Dogstar’s Giving Circle here, and donate a small, Australian tax-deductible amount today.    Bank Transfers to Dogstar Foundation Down Under ABN 46607036279 BSB 033077 A/C 374976   Download the Giver app for…

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Brexit impacts animal welfare work in Sri Lanka

By Samantha Green | Jul 9, 2016

Although our animal welfare field work is in Sri Lanka global events impact us and sometimes in the most unexpected manner . Since Brexit the pound has fallen to a 31 year low  and this is having a crippling effect on our work.

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Heatstroke – Dog Welfare

By Samantha Green | Jun 12, 2016

April 9th 2016  Sri Lanka is experiencing a prolonged heatwave and it’s not just people that are suffering heatstroke.Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range. Animals do not have efficient cooling systems (like humans who sweat) and get overheated easily. A dog with moderate heatstroke (body temperature…

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Rescuing Rylie

By Samantha Green | Apr 8, 2016

Yesterday on the way back from a spay neuter clinic we rescued a young pup we have called Rylie from the side of the road in tempurtures of nearly 40 degrees , he was totally and utterly terrified of us but so thirsty he risked coming close to drink from Marks hand. After a few minutes with…

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20000th Rabies Vaccination in Sri Lanka

By Samantha Green | Apr 5, 2016

Today the aptly named Joy was the 20000th animal ever to receive a rabies vaccination by the Dogstar Foundation team here in Sri Lanka.

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Dear World – How Are You?

By Samantha Green | Mar 25, 2016

Dear World – In 2013 Toby a 5-year little boy from the UK wrote to me as part of his plan to write to every UN Country in the world. Dear World How Are You? Toby is now aged 8 and a  published author, our letter exchange and those sent to many other countries are…

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