On Friday the 19th of August Uber and Embark came together to bring UberPuppies to Colombo, to commemorate International Homeless Animals Day which falls on 20th August.

Rescued on the 6th of August from Kalutara, Legolas has a cancerous growth on his hind leg causing him constant pain and discomfort. He was unable to walk due to the weight of the tumour he was forced to drag around behind him.

The Embark field team carried out routine follow up visits to homes of pups adopted in June 2016. We were glad to see all pups are now grown, healthy, playful and happy pooches. The dogs had integrated well into their new families and are loved. The team will be carrying out more visits within the weeks to follow.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day which was held on the 28th of August, 2016 at the ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park helped rehome 23 pups including Trip and Pancha – two of our recent rescues.

A special surprise of a photo wall, balloons and our very own Embark pooches adorned with ribbons and balloons welcomed Otara on her special day. A litter of adorable puppies joined in the fun too!

The Embark team together with a vet from the Best Care Animal Hospital, carry out mobile treatment visits every Thursday. Help is sought for most dogs who are a part of a community, and need some extra care that the community may be unable or unwilling to provide.

Rescued from the Colombo Port, Sporty had a fracture on his leg and a wound on his head. The initial mobile vet treatment was carried out but long-term care for Sporty was still needed. He was therefore hospitalised and will be returned to his friends at the Colombo Port once he has healed.

Pancha and Trip were both rescued off the streets as tiny pups with injures to the hind leg and neck. Both pups required extensive treatment, Pancha also had to have his hind leg amputated. At the Embark puppy adoption day on the 28th of August, 2016 they both found wonderful forever homes.

The Embark team carried out a monthly follow up visit to homes which adopted a pup from our adoption program. We were glad to see the puppies were well looked after and happy. They have settled in well with their new families and we are happy to see them all doing  well.  

Simba, a Dalmatian was found abandoned in Panadura with  maggot infested wounds on his back and paws. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and we hope to find him a good home once better. If you would like to sponsor Simba or any other rescue pooch’s treatment, please visit www.otarafoundation.com.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day which was held on the 28th of August helped rehome 23 puppies. Embark will be checking on the adopted pups periodically to ensure they settle in well with their new family. A big Thank you to all the volunteers, fosters and vets who supported us to make this event a success.

Embark was informed of Lucky in January, she had eaten a hakkapatas, an explosive trap set out for wild boar in the jungles, which had shattered her jaw. We brought her to Colombo, hopeful that we would be able to fix her jaw and help her have a better life.

Uber and Embark came together on Friday the 19th to bring UberPuppies to Colombo. This was the first time that we had such a program and we were pleased to see such enthusiasm from many companies who wanted to be a part of these visits.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day will be held on the 28th of August from 2.30 pm– 5.00 pm at the ODEL Alexandra Place car park. All the pups you will meet have been rescued from the streets and are being looked after into foster care.

The Embark field team conducted onsite visits last Thursday. 7 dogs who could not be brought into the veterinary clinic were treated by Embark’s mobile veterinary service. 1 of the 7 dogs was seriously ill and had to be hospitalised at our partner veterinary clinic. 

Embark together with Best Care Animal Hospital completed a CNVR programme at the Jetwing Yala Hotel on the 11th and 12th of August. The programme was fully funded by Jetwing Yala. A total of 15 dogs were sterilised, 11 were vaccinated and 2 were provided treatment.

We were informed of a dog howling near a public well in Horahena. Bunty was found on Friday afternoon, unable to stand, with gash across her face and ants covering her entire body. She was rescued and is now recovering in hospital. 

20 lucky puppies found forever homes at the last Embark Adoption Day held in Colombo on the 31st of July. Embark Adoption Day was established on Valentine’s Day in 2008. In just a few short years, more than 2000 puppies have been rescued from the streets and placed in loving homes.

Embark offered 25% off merchandise to patrons visiting the Alexandra Place and Ja Ela stores during the month of July to reward them for their loyal support. Embark works on the unique concept of selling trendy pooch themed merchandise to support its welfare work. 

Sam came to us from a mechanic’s garage where one of his legs was crushed under a heavy vehicle. He had to undergo surgery to have his damaged leg amputated. Sam is currently receiving physiotherapy and adjusting to walking on three legs. We expect him to be ready for adoption in a few months’ time.


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