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.

Little Trip, was rescued from Nuwara Eliya last week with a deep gash around his neck. It appeared that a rubber band had been slipped on to his neck when he was very small and as he grew the rubber band became tighter and started to cut into his neck. The result was a raw, open wound.

In July, the Kothalawela Defence University requested Embark to assist in a CNVR programme to sterilise and vaccinate the dogs on the University premises. Embark together with Dr Roshan Fernandopulle of FOURPAWS Animal Hospital, Kochchikade and a handful of volunteers carried out the programme on the 1st of July.

Nisali was rescued from the Kohuwela Cemetery in June. She is the resident dog, who had a deformed hind leg. She had developed a wound on the leg and needed treatment. Nisali was released back to the cemetery last week.

We first heard about Betsy from Kasun, who had spotted her on the road and taken her home last week. Upon examination at the vet hospital, they discovered she was pregnant! She also had a pelvic fracture.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day was held on the 6th of August at the Kandy City Centre. 15 pups found their forever homes. All pups are rescues, who are in foster care, they are vaccinated and females also sterilised before being given free to kind homes.

Embark responded to a request to vaccinate the street dogs that live at the Mirihana police station last week. The programme was held on the 24th of July in partnership with the Best Care Animal Hospital. A total of 30 dogs were vaccinated against Rabies.

 

The Embark Kandy Adoption Day will be held on the 6th of August from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at the Kandy City Centre – VIP entrance area. All pups brought to the adoption programme are vaccinated, sterilised and ready to go their new homes.

Weekly mobile treatment visits are carried out by the team in response to requests made by the community. These visits are mainly focused on individuals who are unable to support with transport costs.

20 lucky little puppies found forever homes at the Adoption Day held on the 31st of July. In the coming week the field team will check on the pups with a follow up phone call and then ensure they have settled in at their new homes with a home visit within the month.

Duke was rescued from Mount Lavinia in May with a severe skin condition. He had no fur on the body and was not the happiest dog on the beach. With continuous treatment, Duke, changed to become a beautiful dog. He is super friendly, vaccinated and is looking for a home to call his own. Please call 773429025 If you would like to adopt him!

 

 

 

Little Trip, was rescued from Nuwara eliya last week with an open gash around his neck. A rubber band had cut in to his neck. He is currently receiving treatment for the wound and is recovering well at the hospital. If you would like to donate towards his recovery, please visit www.otarafoundation.com/donate-now.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day is scheduled for the 31st of July at ODEL Alexandra place Car park from 2.30 – 5.00 pm. All rescued pups are moved in to foster care, vaccinated, sterilized and then brought to the adoption program. Please call 777740129 for more information

4 of the 6 students working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award from the British School in Colombo, visited the hospital on the 22nd of June to meet the doggy patients and learn more about Embark’s rescue and treatment programme for street dogs. They got hands on experience administering treatment to 2 pups and participating in a socialising routine for Ella and Hopper.

Terry was rescued by Dr Nilanthi from Moratuwa, who was on her way to work at the Colombo General Hospital. She noticed one of the young dog’s legs was wounded and raw. He was brought to the hospital where closer inspection proved someone had poured boiling water on him, which had resulted in a painful injury. We are happy to report that the friendly young boy is making a speedy recovery and our hope is that he will be ready for a loving forever home very soon. 

Honey came to us from Eheliyagoda with painful tumors covering his entire body. His carers, unable to afford his ongoing treatment, turned to Embark for assistance. Unfortunately, owing to his age, Honey cannot undergo surgery. He is receiving treatment from our veterinary partner Best Care Animal Hospital.

Aranayake, a Divisional Secretariat of the Kegalle District was devastated by a landslide caused by heavy rains and a slow moving tropical cyclone in May this year. The disaster claimed the lives of nearly one hundred and fifty people and left several others homeless.

Lucky was the victim of a vicious attack that shattered her jaw and left her unable to close her mouth. The cruel trick is employed by farmers in rural areas to prevent animals from destroying crops. A potent explosive, known as a ‘hakkapatas’, is hidden in food that is likely to be stumbled upon by homeless animals.

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