Our mobile spay neuter outreach programs have sterilised over 19000 animals. We are actively reducing the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens. Sterilising dogs and cats before they can contribute to the overpopulation crisis in Sri Lanka is the main focus of our work
Why spay neuter?
A single female dog can have two litters per a 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 out of control. With too many animals and not enough good owners or guardians, resources, food or shelter suffering is inevitable
Mobile spay neuter clinics
Every month our Sri Lanka Veterinary team conduct outreach programs in a purpose built, air-conditioned truck with gas anaesthesia and four operating tables. We take our program direct to the dogs and cats and communities who need our help. Out team sterilise both male and female cats and dogs; both owned, and stray. It’s a common myth 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.
Every animal that is sterilised by Dogstar Foundation is rabies vaccinated. Dogs are also microchipped, and details of every spay neuter surgery, the animals age, gender, ownership status and body condition scores are logged on the Mission Rabies mobile phone app. This allows us to carry out follow-ups and conduct regular population surveys.
Stop the suffering, donate today and sponsor a spay
Stop the suffering , donate today and sponsor a spay
It costs less to fund a spay neuter surgery than it does to fully vaccinate and parasite-treat just one unwanted puppy or kitten!
By donating to support these spay neuter clinics, you can not only personally change an individual animal’s life but also become part of a movement that is making a huge and sustainable impact on animal welfare here in Sri Lanka.