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.


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.

The Embark team carries out regular monthly follow up visits to homes of pups adopted through our adoption days. During these visits we hope to gauge the level of comfort enjoyed by the pups and their new families and ensure that they are getting along well.

Rescued from Kalutara in September, Tommy suffered from a severe skin rash. The rash which had been worsening for many months had reached the stage of infection and maggot infested wounds had begun to develop on his face. Despite the hospital spilling over with rescue pooches each as bad as the next, Tommy’s injuries were so bad his case could not be delayed.

Kiri was rescued from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura in September, 2016, with a mammary tumor which had burst. Bleeding profusely and in pain, without care Kiri’s wounds may have proved fatal. Luckily for Kiri, she was found by a group of people who called Embark and reported her injuries.

The Chitra Lane School for Special Child hosted their annual charity event of song, dance and fashion at the Bishop’s College Auditorium this September. In line with their 50th anniversary celebrations this year, Embark was happy to be part of the fashion show segment in which many of the kids modelled a range of Embark clothing and merchandise.

Tommy was rescued from Kalutara with deep wounds on his face due to an infected injury which had become infested with maggots from lack of care. With just over a week of treatment, the brave pooch has responded incredibly well and is well on his way to a complete recovery.

The puppy adoption day in Galle was held on the 8th of October at the Embark store, at Galle Fort. Six out of 10 pups found their forever homes during the programme. The Embark team will be visiting the new homes to ensure that both the pups and their families are happy and comfortable with each other.

World Animal Day, was established to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. This day, celebrated on the 4th of October each year reminds us of our responsibility to the amazing animals we share our world with and the need to protect them.

The next adoption day for the month of October will be held on the 8th of October, 2016, between 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at the Embark store at the Galle Fort. All pups brought for the programme are fostered by kind people in the area. The pups are all vaccinated, sterilised and given free to kind homes after a short interview process.


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