The Trustees and Rescue Manager from Hope Rescue are taking a busman's holiday and are flying out to Sri Lanka on June 18th 2016 to volunteer for their friends at Dogstar Foundation (at their own expense of course!).
Why Dogstar? There is little or no animal welfare protection in Sri Lanka. Over a million stray dogs are at risk from poisoning and relocation from tourist areas. Rabies is also endemic which has a significant impact on human health and well-being. Owned dogs do not fare much better and are often permanently chained or kenneled. This is heartbreaking enough - but the reason why we support Dogstar is their approach to managing the solution. They work closely with local communities to provide humane dog population management through mass rabies vaccination and neutering programs, improving veterinary practice and education programs, This scientific and evidence-based approach to tackling the welfare problems at source is why we support them. Since they started in 2006 Dogstar have undertaken an incredible 12,409 spay/neuter operations and 20,161 rabies vaccinations. We are now asking our wonderful supporters at Hope Rescue to help fund some of the work that will be carried out whilst we are volunteering with Dogstar - we will of course keep you updated whilst we are out there. Even a £1 donation really will make a difference:
£1 will pay for a rabies vaccination
£1 will pay for a worming tablet
£2 will pay for a microchip
£4.85 will treat a dog for fleas and ticks
£7.50 will pay for a tube of flea/mange treatment for 2 dogs
£15 will pay for a spay/neuter
Thank you for your support and we will of course keep you updated about the work whilst we are out in Sri Lanka.