From the Dogstar Team in Sri Lanka and local and international partners and supporters.
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.Read More
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 SterilisedRead More
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…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More