Introduction
An expansion of Embark’s Sigiriya Project, teams are working closely with the Dambulla Municipal Council authorities to carry out a comprehensive sterilisation and vaccination programme within the area. High traffic areas such as the Dambulla rock temple and other notable cultural sites will also be covered by the project.

Partners
Funded by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and Embark, the project partners with the Tsunami Animal People Alliance (TAPA) as veterinary service provider. All activities will be carried out in coordination with the regional Tourist Authority, Medical Officers of Health (MoH),  and local Public Health Inspectors (PHIs). The project is also looking to garner support from the local hoteliers association.

Brigitte Bardot Foundation
http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr
www.facebook.com/Fondation-Brigitte-Bardot-660605300621460

TAPA Sri Lanka
www.tsunami-animal.org
www.facebook.com/TAPA.Sri.Lanka           

Achievements
The project began in August 2015, and have carried out 145 sterilisations and 252 vaccinations in the first round of clinics. Further clinics are scheduled for the months of October, November, December and January. The project targets the sterilisation and vaccination of 2000 dogs within the area.

Introduction
The project follows a comprehensive and sustainable approach to control the roaming canine population, eliminate rabies, and create a safe environment for communities, dogs, and tourists. Initially targeting locations with concentrated numbers of roaming dogs like the Sigiriya rock and surrounding areas.


Partners
Funded by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Embark, and Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka, the project partners with the Tsunami Animal People Alliance (TAPA) as veterinary service provider. All activities will be carried out in coordination with the regional Tourist Authority, Medical Officers of Health (MoH),  and local Public Health Inspectors (PHIs).

 

Brigitte Bardot Foundation
http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr
www.facebook.com/Fondation-Brigitte-Bardot-660605300621460

Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka
www.jetwinghotels.com
www.facebook.com/jetwinghotels

TAPA Sri Lanka
www.tsunami-animal.org
www.facebook.com/TAPA.Sri.Lanka

Achievements
Begun In October 2014 the project has sterilised 1,266 dogs and administered 1,735 anti-rabies vaccines. Field clinics have also treated animals for contractable diseases like TVTs or mange. Education programmes for primary and secondary children in public schools within the Matale Educational Zone are schedule to begin in 2016.

Introduction
Initiated in November 2011, the three to four year project targets the entirety of the Maharagama DS Division (population 185,193). The project focuses on stray dog population and rabies control via surgical sterilisation and comprehensive anti-rabies vaccination. This is supported by an education programme which focuses on creating awareness and educating the public; nurturing responsible pet ownership and encouraging communities to sterilise and regularly vaccinate owned dogs.

Partners
The project is initiated and funded by Embark. The project began with Blue Paw Trust (BPT) as the veterinary service provider, and now the service provision role has been taken over by Tsunami Animal-People Alliance (TAPA). All activities are carried out in collaboration and consultation with local Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) and office of the Medical Officer of Health (Government representative of the Department of Health Services).     

TAPA Sri Lanka
www.tsunami-animal.org
www.facebook.com/TAPA.Sri.Lanka           

Achievements
Since inception in November 2011, the project has completed the targeted 70% vaccination of all owned and roaming dogs (team achieved 81%). A second round of rabies vaccination is underway and t
he project continues to work toward 70% owned and roaming dog sterilisations (team has achieved 65% so far). Primary and secondary school children from 15 of 21 schools within the Maharagama educational division were also educated on rabies awareness, responsible pet ownership and dog bite prevention.

To date, a total of 2,005 sterilisations, 18,183 vaccinations and 4,701 treatments have been carried out. animals for contractable diseases like TVTs or mange. The team has also worked in local schools, creating awareness on the dangers of rabies, and educating primary and secondary level students on dog-bite prevention and responsible pet ownership..

Introduction
Responding to a request from the Jaffna Mayor’s Office, the Jaffna project was launched in March 2014 with a sample dog count conducted by the Tsunami Animal-People Alliance (TAPA) and the Jaffna Public Health Depatment. The project covers the entirety of the Jaffna Municipal Limits (population 90,300), and focus on surgical sterilisation, anti-rabies vaccination, treatment and education.


Partners
The project is funded by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, Embark, TAPA, Dogstar Foundation and the Jaffna Municipal Council. All veterinary services will be provided by Tsunami Animal-People Alliance (TAPA), and all activities are carried out in close collaboration with local authorities.

Brigitte Bardot Foundation
http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr
www.facebook.com/Fondation-Brigitte-Bardot-660605300621460

TAPA Sri Lanka
www.tsunami-animal.org
www.facebook.com/TAPA.Sri.Lanka

               
Dogstar Foundation
www.dogstarfoundation.com
www.facebook.com/DogstarFoundation

 

Jaffna Municipal Council
www.jaffnamc.lk

Achievements
Begun In July 2014 the project has sterilised 1,245 dogs and administered 1,387 anti-rabies vaccines. Field clinics have also treated animals for contractable diseases like TVTs or mange. Education programmes for primary and secondary children in public schools within the Jaffna City Educational Zone are schedule to begin in 2016. Further clinics within the Jaffna city are also scheduled for the first quarter of 2016.

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