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.

The Embark team accompanied Otara on a visit to the St Nikolaas Elder’s home on Saturday, 1st October, 2016 to celebrate world older persons day , with a few cute rescue pooches in tow and our very own Niko, Browny and Rusty. The residents loved their visit and spent the morning cuddling, patting and talking to them.

The Embark team carried out their weekly mobile visits, which are arranged primarily for street dogs who have non-emergent medical conditions or need vaccinations.

An Embark Puppy Adoption Day was held on the 17th of September, 2016 at the Dolce Vita Café in Negombo. 11 out of 21 little pooches found their forever homes on the day.

The Embark team carries out monthly follow up visits to homes of pups adopted in previous adoption programmes. This ensures that dogs adopted through Embark have grown with their families and are happy and healthy.

On September 25th, 2016, Embark held their puppy adoption event in Colombo. 15 out of 35 rescue puppies found their forever homes and families at the event.

The next Embark puppy adoption day in Colombo will be held on the 25th of September, 2016 from 2.30 – 5.00 pm at ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park. All pups are vaccinated and females also sterilised. Please call 777740129 for more information or come on over to the event and take home a best friend for life. 

Otara Foundation organized an event to educate our future generation on the importance of treating animals (both wild and domestic) with compassion and kindness.  The event, called Animal defenders, was held on the 10th of September, 2016. Part of the event was based on an art competition which was 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 art on their views and thoughts of the Dehiwela zoo.

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