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

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.

Remember Missy Elliot, who was given her name by visiting British artiste, Joss Stone? Missy was receiving treatment in our hospital for a severe skin condition and weak back legs, since she was rescued in February 2016. This month, Missy who had transformed into a beautiful dog was adopted by Dulan, who had been following her story on our Facebook page.

The next Embark Adult Dog Adoption Day is scheduled for the 17th of July (Sunday) from 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm at the ODEL Alexandra Place car park. Several of our rescued adult dogs will be coming for the programme hoping to find loving families to call their own. Please call us on 777740129 for more information!

Andy, was rescued from Kalpitiya by Mr Mahinsa last week. Little Andy has a vertebral fracture but it is healing well. Andy receives physiotherapy to help strengthen his weak muscles and it is only a matter of weeks before he is able to walk and run.

We were delighted at the turnout at the last Puppy Adoption Day in Ja Ela on Saturday. 14 out of 18 pups found homes found their forever homes. We will be visiting each of the pups in the coming weeks to ensure they are being looked after well. A big thank you to all who helped give these rescued street pooches a second chance.

The Puppy adoption day in Colombo was held on the 26th of June at ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park. 20 out of 28 pups found their forever homes. All pups will be visited by our field team to ensure they are well looked after and are happy in their new homes. 

Embark, together with Best Care Animal Hospital carried out a vaccination and treatment program in Aranayake from the 21st to the 27th of July. The programme was funded by the Fondation Brigitte Bardot. The team was able to vaccinate 2000 plus owned and roaming street dogs and provide treatment for more than 200.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day will be held on the 9th of July from 3.00 – 5.00 pm at the K-Zone, Ja Ela. All puppies brought to the programme are vaccinated and female pups are also sterilised. All puppies will be given free to kind homes.

A lucky break for Pinky.

It was a lucky day for Pinky, when she decided to walk down the lane in Mulleriyawa where Tharindu lived. It was a painful walk because of the surgery she had undergone. Pinky lived on the streets and was getting on in years.

Embark launched its newest collection this month. The Welfare Collection is now available at all Embark stores, Odel Alexandra Place, Odel Ja Ela, Cool Planet and Uptown Kandy. The trademark t shirts carry bold statements on standing up against cruelty and abuse. 

Caesar is a Doberman who was found wandering the streets of Panadura with a tumor like growth under his tail. Ms De Silva, who spotted him, decided to take him in temporarily and get him the help he needed. Caesar was hospitalised and underwent surgery to remove the tumor which was benign. He is an extremely lovable dog and very friendly.

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding on the 15th of May left many displaced and without homes. Lives were lost, people and animals were stranded without shelter. While army personnel worked on rescuing the people, Embark joined a hands with veterinarians and other welfare groups to rescue animals that had been left behind in abandoned homes.

There were smiles all around as Embark set a new adoption record this month. Three Adoption Days were held in Ja Ela, Kandy and Colombo. A total of 62 lucky puppies were placed in loving homes. The Embark field team tirelessly followed up on each of the pups to ensure they were settling in well with their new families.

The Embark Puppy Adoption Day in Colombo will be held on the 26th of June at the ODEL Alexandra Place Car Park from 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm. All pups brought to the program are rescues off the streets, they have been looked after in foster care, vaccinated, female pups are sterilised and socialised.


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