Fay was rescued from Hendala, Wattala in November, 2016. She has a severe skin condition and was emaciated when rescuers found her. They tried their best to get her friendly for a few weeks by giving her a little food each day. Once she got more comfortable with people, Best Care picked her up for treatment and she is currently in hospital receiving much needed medical attention.

A Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (CNVR) programme was carried out from 8th -12th November, 2016 and 17th – 27th November, 2016 in the Moratuwa Municipality area in partnership with the Moratuwa Municipal Council. The program was fully funded by Lush Charity Pot a UK based Animal Welfare Organization.

11 out of 24 pups found their forever homes at our adoption program in Kandy earlier this month. All pups waited patiently (and some impatiently) to meet their new families where they would finally find a home in time for Christmas. The team will be following up with the new adopters in the weeks to come.

The final Embark Adoption Day for 2016 in Colombo will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 from 2.30 – 5.00 pm at the ODEL store Car Park. All pups are sterilised, vaccinated and looking for forever homes this holiday season.

Embark launched an awareness campaign on the repercussions of caging dogs this week. Caging is a popular “convenience practice” that is often used on dogs in Sri Lanka. It deprives dogs of the opportunity to fulfill some of their most basic needs, such as the freedom to walk around, the opportunity to relieve themselves, and the ability to stretch out and relax.

Fred is a grumpy old pooch who was brought to the hospital with a large tumour on his neck that was found to be malignant. He is currently receiving treatment and is recovering slowly, but old Fred has a long way to go before he is able to go back to his community.

Brown-e was rescued from Homagama with a large laceration on his head. His wound was infested with maggots and badly infected. Although many people had seen Brown-e, not many had stopped to help and perhaps if they had his wound would not have been so serious and the pain he had to go through would have been far less severe.

Human superheroes have fascinated humans for decades and is the inspiration behind the new Embark ‘Super Squad’ clothing collection. The collection stars the label’s real-life street pooch mascots Niko, Bandit and Rozzy.

Rocky was found paralyzed, almost unable to stand or walk several months ago. With physiotherapy and intensive treatment Rocky has now fully recovered, though he had to undergo surgery to amputate one hind leg which had nerve damage beyond repair.

The Moratuwa sterilization program will commence on Tuesday, the 8th of November and will be carried out in two phases, 8th – 12th November and 17th -27th November. The focus of the programme is to sterilize the roaming dog population in the Moratuwa area alongside the Moratuwa municipality.

The Puppy Adoption Day in Galle will be held on the 12th of November, 2016 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Embark store in Galle. Please call 777740129 for more information on becoming the proud guardian of an incredible recue pooch. We guarantee you will be adopting a best friend for life!

Two of our favorite pooches and a wonderful rescue cat found their forever homes last week. Jumbo, Jackson and Park kitty travelled all the way to misty Hatton to their forever home, where they will be doted on by their humans. The families awaited their arrival and were all smiles upon seeing them. Embark will be following up with the adopters and we hope they will settle in well and receive the love they deserve.

A catch-neuter-vaccination program was held on the 27th of October in Chilaw to sterilise and vaccinate street and community dogs in the area. The programme, organised by Mr Thalangama with Embark’s support vaccinated and sterilized 20 dog and provided medical treatment for two dogs. CNVR programmes ensure that street and community dogs remain healthy and happy as do the communities they live in. The veterinary partner for the programme was Best Care Animal Hospital.

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The puppy adoption day held on the 30th of October found 11 homes for the beautiful street pooches. Over the next few weeks the Embark team will be following up on the pup ensuring they are settled in well with the new families and both the adopters and the pups are happy and comfortable. Please call 0777740129 if you would like to adopt or foster a rescue pup.

The next Embark adoption programme in Colombo will be held on the 30th of October from 2.30 – 5.00 pm at ODEL Alexandra Place. All pooches are registered with Embark in advance, sterilised, vaccinated and are given free of charge to kind, loving homes. Please call 0777740129 to adopt a pup or if you want more information.

Milo was found by Shenal and his friends in Wellawatte. She was able to walk a few steps but kept falling over on the road. The team picked her up on Wednesday, the 12th of October and following a thorough examination decided to hospitalize her. The x-ray taken of Milo’s body did not show any fractures on the spinal cord or hind legs, however her unsteady gait is indicative of nerve problems.

A CNVR programme was held at the Kothalawela Defence University Hospital on the 14th of October, 2016. The programme was fully funded by the University Hospital and it is one of a growing number of ethically and socially responsible organisations that is making a commitment to care for their street and community dogs. A total of 25 dogs were sterilized, 26 vaccinated and 1 dog treated. 

Otara Foundation organised an event, titled Animal Defenders, to educate future generations on the importance of treating animals (both wild and domestic) with compassion and kindness.  Part of the event was based on an art competition held a few weeks earlier, in which kids in the 5 – 10 year age category and the 11-16 year age category were asked to send in drawings on their views and thoughts of the Dehiwela zoo and animals in captivity.

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