Mission Rabies in conjunction with local partner charity Dogstar Foundation ran a pilot vaccination campaign in January 2015 in Negombo, Sri Lanka to demonstrate the effectiveness of Mission Rabies’ working protocols and to establish the feasibility of transferring these to working outside of India.
This project was the first to be held outside of India and aimed to test the ability for the established practices to work in alternate locations.
In 2016, we vaccinated 3,924 dogs achieving a 70% coverage!
Following the success of the 2015 drive the 2016 program was expanded to cover the entire city of Negombo.
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Founded in 2006 by Samantha and Mark Green Dogstar Foundation is transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka. Dogstar has always worked closely with Sri Lankan communities, Veterinary professionals and local authorities to provide humane dog population management, education leading to attitude change and the development of veterinary practice. Since 2015 Dogstar has partnered with Mission Rabies to deliver Mass Rabies vaccination programs in Negombo.
A dog charity with a difference, taking a scientific and evidence led approach to animal welfare, Dogstar is 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 Dogstar also advocate for new and improved animal welfare legislation.
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