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Sterilisation and vaccination outreach

Spay Neuter clinics and Rabies vaccination programs break the cycle of suffering for street dogs in Sri Lanka and underpins all our work

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Animal welfare education

Passionately sharing our love of dogs with everyone and developing community-responsibility for animal welfare and health 

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Providing vital veterinary care to street dogs suffering from painful skin conditions, parasites and life threatening wounds 


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The problems 

The current Animal welfare laws in Sri Lanka are 112 years old and offer little or no protection to owned animals that suffer due to irresponsible or ill-informed ownership, animals are often permanently chained or kennelled, with their emotional and physical needs severely neglected. Unwanted puppies are often strayed on the road at just a few weeks old and hundreds of thousands of roaming dogs face additional challenges including illegal poisoning or relocations from Tourist areas. Rabies is endemic in Sri Lanka with dogs as main reservoirs and transmitters of this fatal disease, the animal welfare issues we are tackling also have a significant impact on human health and wellbeing.

The Solutions 

Since 2006 Dogstar Foundation and our International partners have been transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Dogstar has always worked closely with Sri Lankan communities, Vets and local authorities to provide humane dog population management, Mass Rabies vaccination programs, education leading to attitude change and the development of veterinary practice. A dog charity with a difference, taking a scientific and evidence led approach to animal welfare, committed to tackling welfare issues at the root causes and providing sustainable solutions. As a founding member of The Animal Welfare Coalition of Sri Lanka, we advocate for new and improved animal welfare legislation.

The impact your support is making for animal welfare  in Sri Lanka

updated 21st February 2020

Dogs sterilised

Supported by Dogs Trust Worldwide   

Rabies vaccinations 

In partnership with Mission Rabies

Cats sterilised 

supported by Fondation Brigitte Bardot

Catstar , a better future for Sri Lankas cats

Street cat

A female cat can have up to three litters per year, with an average litter of 4-6 kittens.

With no national program to sterilise cats the feline population has spiralled out of control.

Catstar provides urgently needed spay neuter services for Sri Lankas cats

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Sri Lanka's current animal welfare legislation is 112 years old  

That legislation is no longer fit for purpose. Currently, there are no laws to protect animals who are permanently chained up, kenneled, abused or neglected. There are no laws to stop owners from dumping unwanted animals on the streets. A new Animal Welfare bill received cabinet approval in 2016 but it has yet to be brought into law ( enacted )