Embark has always placed a strong focus on educating the community and spreading awareness. Going into the New Year we plan to expand our school education programme beyond just primary and secondary students to cover all school age children. The programme itself will also cover a wider range of topics. We will be teaching children… Read More »

Going into 2016, the Otara Foundation is looking to further its efforts to build a compassionate Sri Lanka. Last year we began collecting signatures to get the new Animal Welfare Bill passed in Parliament.  On the 14th of January 2016, the Bill was passed by Cabinet to go through to the legal draftsman. One small… Read More »

Mr. Dissanayake first called about Senzi several months ago. Senzi was a dog that lived near the Bambalapitiya police and had one day met with an accident which fractured her leg. When Senzi was brought in she was also found to be pregnant. Embark and the doctors worked together to find a solution which helped… Read More »

   Hydra now Raya was seen been run over by a bus in Kahathuduwa. Embark was contacted and she was picked up immediately and underwent an amputation as her leg was crushed in the accident.  She is now fully recovered and was adopted by her rescuers. She is an energetic and loving dog who does… Read More »

 Little Tripoli was rescued by Melanie near the Tripoli Market early last week with an eye injury caused by a road traffic accident.  She is awaiting surgery currently as she was too small and not healthy enough to undergo immediate surgery. Her eye will need to be removed as it is too far damaged for… Read More »

Embark Adoption day will be held in Galle for the first time ever this 14th February. The event will be held at the Embark Store in the Galle Fort. Drop in if you are in the area and would like to be at the event or better yet if you are interested in adopting.  Give… Read More »

The Embark team goes on follow up visits to check on those who adopted pups from Embark at our adoption programs. This is done to ensure that the new owners are comfortable with their new addition and that the pups are well cared for. More often than not we find the pups well looked after… Read More »

Rescued in November from Ratmalana, Eve came to Embark in shock and with a deep laceration on her stomach caused by a road traffic accident. She began receiving treatment and within a few days into being admitted she was alert and her wound began healing slowly. Whilst she was loved and cared for in hospital… Read More »

 Embark successfully completed phase V of the Dambulla CNVR programme this January. A total of 431 sterilisations and 614 vaccinations on owned and roaming dogs was completed with a number other minor medical procedures primarily to heal skin problems. The program was partnered by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, TAPA Sri Lanka and the Dambulla Municipal… Read More »

 Kabali was rescued from Isipathana road on the 11th of January. A badly healed fracture coupled with an open wound on his front leg had resulted in pain and difficulty walking, whilst also leaving him open to risk of life threatening infection. He is currently hospitalized and is receiving treatment much needed treatment.

George was lying helpless on the street when Nimesha found him and called Embark. He had a gaping wound on his neck most likely caused by a road traffic accident which resulted in shock and temporary paralysis. George was admitted to Embark and received daily treatment and wound dressing. He is steadily improving and we… Read More »

Embark concluded 2 consecutive puppy adoption days in Kandy and Colombo during the 1st half of January. The Kandy adoption program was held on the 9th of January at the Kandy City Centre and 18 pups found their forever homes. The program was made possible with the assistance of Tikiri Trust based in Kandy. A… Read More »

Once a dog is adopted through Embark, the team ensures that follow-up calls or visits are done to the new home to both check on the new family’s ability to cope with the new addition and to ensure the pups health and welfare.  More often than not we find the pups settled and happy with… Read More »

Cookie is a 3 year old Ridgeback found wandering about Colombo 05, malnourished, with tick fever and deep wounds on his paws. He appears to have been dumped- perhaps due to his wounds or used for breeding and dumped when he failed to turn profit. Cookie has been treated for his tick fever, is vaccinated,… Read More »

Embark and the Tapa Sri Lanka team are in Dambulla from 9th – 19th January for Phase V of the CNVR Program. The programme is partnered by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and the Dambulla Municipal Council. CNVR programmes in areas such as Dambulla offer both owned and street animals in the area safe and well… Read More »

Little Rio was rescued while Embark was at a CNVR campaign. He was in foster care until his vaccinations were done and rehomed with Lakmal and his family. Months later he has grown up to be a handsome young pooch with an affectionate personality.  Lakmal went on to adopt Rio’s littermate and they are now… Read More »

Lassie was found roaming around the Thalawathugoda area and the Embark hotline received several calls about her in a short space of time. In the meantime a passerby, Kavindu- had decided to take her home and begin the necessary tests.  Upon assessment we discovered that Lassie was positive for filariasis and had a large growth… Read More »

Five days before Christmas we were hopeful that our foster pups would find their forever homes at the Embark Ja ela adoption day on the 20th of December. People were already lined up by the time the puppies arrived and 20 adorable pups went to their forever homes at our Ja ela adoption programme. We… Read More »

Sparky, was rescued from Attidiya with a suspected spinal cord injury. Upon examination he was diagnosed as having a severe urinary tract infection which also caused difficulty in walking and standing. Thankfully his spinal cord and hind legs were intact. Weeks later his UTI subsided but he still couldn’t walk properly due to arthritis. He… Read More »

Embark together with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Tapa Sri Lanka and the DMC successfully completed phase IV of the Dambulla catch- neuter-vaccination programme. The community was enthusiastic about the program and ready to bring their owned and community pups and dogs to be sterilized each day. In phase IV of the Dambulla programme 515 sterilizations… Read More »