January 13, 2020
Sterilising dogs and cats before they can contribute to the overpopulation crisis in Sri Lanka is the main focus of our work. A single female dog can have two litters per year, with an average litter size of 4-6 pups who will also start to breed within the first year. A female cat can have three litters in a year with an average litter of 4-6 kittens. It is easy to see how quickly dog and cat populations can spiral dangerously out of control.
With too many animals and not enough good owners or guardians, resources, food or shelter animals suffering is inevitable
28 days a month our highly skilled veterinary team provide spay-neuter clinics on broad a purpose-built, air-conditioned truck with gas anaesthesia and four operating tables.
Sterilising both male and female cats and dogs; both owned or stray roaming. It's a common misconception that only the female street dogs or cats contribute to the overpopulation crisis. But, nothing could be further than the truth; irresponsible owners whose pets have had unwanted litters will often abandon the puppies and kittens after a few weeks onto the roadside and roaming owned male dogs and cats are the absentee fathers of many unwanted litters!
Every animal that is sterilised by Dogstar Foundation is rabies vaccinated. Dogs are also microchipped, and details of every spay-neuter surgery, the animal's age, gender, ownership status and body condition scores are logged on the WVS mobile phone app. This allows us to carry out follow-ups on individual dogs and conduct regular population surveys.