JOIN US FOR "BIRDS, BEASTS, BIPEDS AND BANDICOOTS"
AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL ART WORKS BY ANTON RATNAYAKE AND TOM CALLIS
FROM 23/08 to 29/08
@ NOHO STUDIOS W1W 7QA
1. To rescue animals in dire need
2. To provide quality veterinary care & rehabilitation
3. To stabilise the stray dog & cat population through spay/neutering programs
4. To eradicate rabies, creating a healthier environment for humans and animals
5. To provide education & adoption programmes
Without Animal SOS Sri Lanka street animals have no hope of veterinary care when they become ill or injured on the roads.
Our project is a unique facility for street animals in Sri Lanka. We have a beautiful, free-roaming sanctuary for dogs and secure sanctuary for cats in the south of Sri Lanka which provides a safe-haven for sick, disabled and vulnerable strays.
We have an on-site veterinary clinic with resident local vets & are operational every day of the year providing life-saving treatment and care. We also operate neutering/rabies vaccination programmes in the local area, adoption schemes and animal welfare education.
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Animal SOS Sri Lanka, a UK registered charity, was founded on the vision of Kim Cooling, who after witnessing the appalling plight of animals in Sri Lanka, particularly the strays, decided to take action to help them.
After many years of self-funded rescue work which seemed like a drop in the ocean, Kim decided to form the charity Animal SOS Sri Lanka in 2007. After raising funds to purchase a plot of land and a small animal clinic in Midigama, Ahangama in the south of Sri Lanka, the charity became operational in Sri Lanka in 2009 with a few dogs and helpers.
There around 3 million street animals in Sri Lanka, many of whom suffer immensely through malnutrition, disease and horrific injuries. With a distinct lack of safe havens and veterinary care available to strays, our work and facilities are a lifeline to many otherwise doomed animals.
With a determined and dedicated group of friends and animal lovers all sharing the vision and aims of the charity, our vital mission has grown and continues to this day helping street animals in dire need.
Monthly Update - Dec 2020
This month we had a new arrival who will remain in our hearts forever ❤. Patti, a courageous Mum, had her face blown apart by explosives (hakka patas) hidden in food. Yet she nursed her pups until she died. 🌈
She had suffered for 5 days somehow managing to feed her babies despite being critically injured. Her mouth ripped apart so she could not eat or drink and got weaker each day.
Her care kept them alive long enough to reach us. Patti's newborn babies 🐾, who had still not opened their eyes, lost their devoted and courageous mother. A witness stated she walked around a kilometer with her mouth blown apart trying to alert people to follow her to where the pups were.
We are now battling to keep Patti's 5 precious babies alive.
After a difficult start when our manager was up for most of the night trying to feed them with puppy milk the tiny puppies weren’t feeding well and we are concerned for them.
Fortunately, Super Mum Herbie has just finished feeding her first surrogate litter and has stepped in yet again. Her milk was drying up after feeding 11 pups, but she is giving what she has left to Patti's 5 orphaned babies now. This is the best news ever!
With hakka patas the aim is to cause maximum agony and death to any animal that eats the bait, and the authorities are turning a blind eye to this horror that shames the nation.
We will keep fighting to have them banned and to have animal welfare laws introduced in Sri Lanka with every ounce of energy we have.