The historic sites in Sri Lanka draw thousands of tourists each year and the street dogs inevitably follow in search of food. Large concentrations of street dogs are found in these areas, as a result.

Embark together with the MOH Maharagama carried out an education program at the Maharagam Buddhist Primary School on the 27th of May. Students from grade 1-5 ( 125 students) were present for the awareness program. The areas covered were responsible pet ownership (RPO), rabies awareness, dog-bite prevention, compassion for animals etc. We will be continuing the program in the months to come at selected schools in the area.

Embark ended the month of August in style with an open air benefit concert, ‘A Hand to Help a Paw’. The event was put together by a group of dedicated volunteers who put their hearts and souls into everything from approaching sponsors to selling tickets and making decorations. A lineup of talented local artistes, all dog lovers themselves, entertained the crowd wearing special edition ‘I supported a dog with special needs’ concert tshirts. A tail-wagging auction added to the proceeds bringing the funds raised to a grand total of Rs 360,000. All proceeds will be used to cover boarding and food costs of Embark’s special needs dogs who have been unable to find homes; medical costs will be borne by Embark.

Pooch Talk

Embark together with Best care animal hospital and the Maharagama Medical Officer of health are working with schools in the Maharagama DS Division to educate primary and secondary school children on how to prevent the spread of rabies, avoid dog bites and to responsibly look after their pets.

As a part of the Maharagama Project, Embark and Best Care Animal Hospital concluded a vaccination program in areas under the Maharagama Municipality. Scores gathered and brought their four legged friends to receive the annual vaccination. The vets also took time to speak to them about the importance of it. Vaccination against rabies is important as it helps the community, the street dogs and helps us live in harmony with them.


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