Founder and In-Country Director
Left her career in railway operations , engineering and project management on London Underground in 2006 to set up Dogstar after a chance meeting with a Monk and a sick dog in Sri Lanka
Team Leader Team Blue
Our first ever Dogstar hire , Locu ( Big ) Sampath started out as our Tuk Tuk driver in 2006. Now he manages all Team Blues staff and activities.
Another former Railwayman, Sam’s husband Mark swapped managing signalling defects for managing street dogs welfare in 2013 and has never been happier.
Performance reporting Team Blue
Former volunteer and local dog lover Anjali, works as part of Team Blue in the community promoting animal welfare and in our office analysing our performance data
CRM Database Manager
Having Previously campaigned to promote alternatives to Elephant riding in Sri Lanka . Tamsin is now equally at home with managing databases or street dog welfare
Team Leader Catstar
An exceptionally skilled veterinary assistant and animal handler Podi (little) Sampath manages our pilot street cat Trap Neuter Return ( TNR ) program
From street dog surveying and data collection to community liaison and promoting spay neuter , the irrepressible Team Blue are out in the community daily in their little blue Tuk Tuks, nothing is ever too much trouble for this dedicated team of Dogstars
Our vets are world class experts in delivering high welfare spay neuter programs , supported by a dedicated team of veterinary assistants. Working on board our big blue surgery truck to run “pop up” mobile clinics 28 days a month , direct in the communities where they are needed most.
Suggs was rescued from a back yard breeder, Star found as tiny puppy on a beach, they live with Sam and Mark promoting spay neuter and adoption.
Spay Neuter Ambassadog
Dennis was a stray cat who moved with Sam and Mark in 2010. Tiger-Lily was rescued from a hospital café in 2013, they are inseparable and head up our cat section Catstar.
Head of Cat Section
Spay Neuter Catstar
Berry and Dancer were street dogs with severe mange who live with their “failed fosterer” Tamsin, They promote street dog treatment programs and fundraising.
Health care Ambassadog