An expansion of Embark’s Sigiriya Project, teams are working closely with the Dambulla Municipal Council authorities to carry out a comprehensive sterilisation and vaccination programme within the area. High traffic areas such as the Dambulla rock temple and other notable cultural sites will also be covered by the project.
Funded by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and Embark, the project partners with the Tsunami Animal People Alliance (TAPA) as veterinary service provider. All activities will be carried out in coordination with the regional Tourist Authority, Medical Officers of Health (MoH), and local Public Health Inspectors (PHIs). The project is also looking to garner support from the local hoteliers association.
Brigitte Bardot Foundation
TAPA Sri Lanka
The project began in August 2015, and have carried out 145 sterilisations and 252 vaccinations in the first round of clinics. Further clinics are scheduled for the months of October, November, December and January. The project targets the sterilisation and vaccination of 2000 dogs within the area.