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

You can’t pour from an empty cup

By Samantha Green | Feb 26, 2016

Not a day goes by that every single person in animal welfare globally does not receive heart felt , desperate pleas for help and the awful and brutal reality is that we cannot help every animal Please can I ask that if you do reach out to a welfare group you respect their answer, if…

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Buying a Pedigree dog in Sri Lanka

By Samantha Green | Jan 19, 2016

We talk a lot about the problems of uncared for street dogs in Sri Lanka, we talk about the animal welfare issues facing owned dogs that are permanently chained and kennelled but there is a another group of dogs here that can suffer pretty much in plain sight,  breed / pedigree dogs. I have a breed…

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Sri Lankan Cat Spay / Neuter appeal

By Samantha Green | Jan 1, 2016

Forgotten felines There are many welfare issues facing Sri Lanka cats. Sri Lankan cat welfare and overpopulation is often a more hidden problem than with dogs but they suffer just as much and unwanted kittens just like this fragile girl are often strayed on the road at just weeks old or dumped near hotels/ guesthouses.

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10000th animal sterilised in Sri Lanka

10000th Animal Sterilised

By Samantha Green | Dec 31, 2015

Last month we sterilised our 10000th Sri Lankan animal, a stunning achievement that has a huge impact on animal welfare but running a successful sterilisation campaign that makes a lasting difference is not just about the total of animals. 10,000th Animal Sterilised

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Animal Welfare Sri Lanka

By Samantha Green | Dec 30, 2015

Canine animal welfare issues here in Sri Lanka are not as simple as “street dog bad owned dog good”

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July 7

July 7 – Ten Years On

By Samantha Green | Jul 7, 2015

Ten years ago today a series of bombs on the London Underground and a London Bus killed 52 people. Over 700 others were injured. Many lives were changed that day, including Mark and I, who worked for London Undergrounds then privatised engineering department. 

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Animal and Human Welfare

Animal and Human Welfare – Why We Should Care About Both

By Samantha Green | Jun 29, 2015

  Recently we have met a lot of self-funded individuals trying to help animals here in Sri Lanka without a real support system in place. What starts out as helping one or two can quickly become ten or twenty animals. Trying to care for multiple animals, many of whom are sick or even dying, is…

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compassion fatigue is real and it can have devastating consequences

By Samantha Green | Apr 28, 2015

“Animal care professionals are some of the most pain-saturated people I have ever worked with. The very thing that makes them great at their work, their empathy and dedication and love for animals, makes them vulnerable.” “Success stories are not always possible. This is often due to medical reasons, behavioral issues, or most tragically for…

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Saving Street dogs – 18 days, 12 people, 4563 dogs….

By Samantha Green | Feb 14, 2015

The program was carefully mapped, planned and calculated. It was wildly ambitious and encompassed many kilometres of territory all with the hope of saving street dogs. We had a single mission: Vaccinate as many dogs as possible and record their data. Dogstar Foundation is Committed to Saving Street Dogs. For 18 days, 12 dedicated and…

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