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From the Dogstar Team in Sri Lanka and local and international partners and supporters.

compassion fatigue street dog sri lanka

compassion fatigue is real and it can have devastating consequences

By Samantha Green | Apr 28, 2015

“Animal care professionals are some of the most pain-saturated people I have ever worked with. The very thing that makes them great at their work, their empathy and dedication and love for animals, makes them vulnerable.” “Success stories are not always possible. This is often due to medical reasons, behavioral issues, or most tragically for…

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Saving Street dogs – 18 days, 12 people, 4563 dogs….

By Samantha Green | Feb 14, 2015

The program was carefully mapped, planned and calculated. It was wildly ambitious and encompassed many kilometres of territory all with the hope of saving street dogs. We had a single mission: Vaccinate as many dogs as possible and record their data. Dogstar Foundation is Committed to Saving Street Dogs. For 18 days, 12 dedicated and…

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Why having an owner does not always equal good welfare

By Samantha Green | Feb 13, 2015

Over the last few weeks, I have seen literally thousands of dogs as part of the mass vaccination program. Sadly the sight of an owned dog living in a tiny prison like “kennel” like this one is not uncommon and not the worst kennel I have seen by far. It is a common misconception that…

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Negombo dog population

Negombo dog population management program

By Samantha Green | Jan 8, 2015

Introducing our Negombo dog population management project: “Project Sirius” is Dogstar’s Rabies eradication and dog population management project in Negombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka.

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The one man and his dog I could never forget

By Samantha Green | Oct 31, 2014

I have met thousands of dog and cat owners over the years but Mr Ranasinghe from a January 2009 clinic made such an impression on me that I have never forgotten him.

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How dog population management works

By Samantha Green | Oct 11, 2014

and why human intolerance is its worst enemy The numbers of dogs that can live in an area are governed by a number of things, such as, the carrying capacity, available food, water, shelter and human tolerance. If you take away food, water and shelter, you can easily see how a dog’s welfare is impacted.…

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dogstar foundation sri lanka dogs trust ICAWC award

and the winner is….

By Samantha Green | Oct 9, 2014

Congratulations to Mark and Samantha Green for winning the International Training Program award at the 2014 Dogs Trust International Companion Animal Welfare Conferance in Istanbul.    

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A pedigree problem

By Samantha Green | Sep 15, 2014

Bruno is a Rottweiler puppy who came into our lives a few months back when we were asked to foster him for another animal welfare organisation

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Spay / Neuter in Jaffna

By Samantha Green | Jul 26, 2014

Jaffna a once vibrant city is now home to over 4000 roaming dogs rummaging through mountains of rubbish daily to survive.

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