It is Adult Adoption Day on the 14th of November from 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm at ODEL Alexandra Place. Contrary to popular belief adopting adult dogs is just as rewarding as raising dogs from puppyhood. Plus, with an adult you generally know what you’re getting in terms of temperament and behavior, so you can… Read More »

The third phase of Project Dambulla got underway on the 7th of November 2015. The ten day Catch- Neuter-Vaccinate-Release clinic is being carried out by Embark together with TAPA Sri Lanka, Foundation Brigitte Bardot and the Dambulla Municipal Council.

 Ayita was rescued in Awissawella. The frightened pup was spotted running away from a small child who was chasing and hitting her. Little Ayita is now in Embark’s care, receiving treatment for tick fever, liver failure, malnutrition and a skin rash. She is getting better every day and has already begun to make friends at… Read More »

Following repeated requests for veterinary medical help for street dogs from various sites in Ragama, Embark decided to work on a plan to cover each location requested.  After much planning and several site visits Embark set out on the 5th of November to the Ragama General Hospital for a treatment program together with Dr Roshan… Read More »

Frisbee is a rescue pooch who was dumped in the middle of a busy road in Colombo. A nervous, terrified puppy – Frisbee spent his first few days huddled under chairs and tables at his foster home.  With a little bit of coaxing and a many many treats Frisbee came out of his shell and… Read More »

Despite torrential rain, October was a month of many adoptions. 22 rescue pups found their forever homes during the two adoption days in October, and a whopping 50 pups found homes during the month of October. Embark would like to say a big thank you to all those who braved the rain to come to… Read More »

Sri Lanka has a street dog population that has been estimated to be between one and two million. Every day hundreds of puppies are born on the streets; many do not survive. Uncaring pet owners add to rising numbers by dumping their unwanted, sick or injured pets on the streets or in public places. These… Read More »

On September 28th, coinciding with World Animal Day 2015, the Otara Foundation launched a campaign to appeal the passing of the amended Animal Welfare Bill. The Embark crew, dedicated volunteers and other caring individuals took it upon themselves to collect signatures throughout the month of October. An online petition was also set up at to… Read More »

The 21st of October marked the opening of Embark’s third stand-alone store. The first store was opened in Galle, the second at Bandaranaike International Airport and the third and newest outlet is located in Kandy. You will find Embark on the third floor of Kandy’s trendiest mall, the Kandy City Centre (KCC). It is colourful,… Read More »

Honey was spotted standing on the roadside in Udumulla with a severe Trans venereal tumour. Despite her obvious discomfort, Honey was friendly and came willingly to her rescuers.  At present, she is in hospital receiving chemotherapy. Up to now she has received three injections and her progress is being monitored. If you would like to… Read More »

Otara launched yet another Embark concept store recently, which is the third in the last two months. Located at Level 3 of the Kandy City Centre (KCC) mall, the Embark store is a smaller version of the standalone Embark store in the Galle Fort and replicates its ambience, while offering a brand new and extensive… Read More »

A bustling weekend at the temple was the location for our sterilization program. Together with Dr. Roshan Fernadopulle of Four Paws Animal Hospital in Kochchikade completed a total of 35 vaccinations and 28 surgeries on dogs at the premises and outside. This was an opportunity to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and rabies… Read More »

July was a month where our street pooches met with countless road traffic accidents and Puppy was one victim. Suranjith informed us about Puppy when he found her with a laceration on her head and leg. She was in severe pain and the wounds were quite severe. After almost 2 months of treatment, just last… Read More »

The monthly adoption day in Colombo was held on August 30th at Alexandra Place. 26 puppies found homes this weekend! For those who truly admired these four legged friends, the rainy afternoon, wasn’t a bother at all!

LB rescued near the LB finance building with a growth on his stomach late June, underwent surgery to remove the growth. He was with us for almost a month before he was released back to his community where his family was awaiting his return.

We completed a sterilization and vaccination program together with best care animal hospital on the 23rd and 24th of June in Arugam Bay. The response from the community was amazing. And we will go back when time permits us. The program completed 97 sterilizations and 106 vaccinations.

Embark and Best Care Animal Hospital were in Chilaw on the 13th of September and completed a total of 14 treatment, 52 sterilizations and 80 vaccinations on owned and roaming dogs. The program was also supported by Mr Thalangama in Chilaw

We held a very successful adoption day in Ja ela on the 19th of September. 21 out of 22 puppies found loving homes and we are pleased with the response from the individuals who truly care and love these dogs not just because they are given away free. We will be in Colombo on the… Read More »

Just as the Sigiriya Program came to a close, the Embark and TAPA teams headed to Dambulla for phase 1 of the cnvr program from the 23rd to the 25th of August. The program was partnered by FBB and the Dambulla Municpal Council (DMC). 145 surgeries and 252 vaccinations were completed

The Otara Foundation, to which Embark belongs, has launched an online appeal, pressing the government to evaluate and pass the new Animal Welfare Bill in parliament. This measure is to ensure Sri Lanka, as a nation, has the necessary legislation in place to protect its animals. The new legislature will replace the current outdated bill, which… Read More »