Embark believes in making Sri Lanka rabies-free by conducting vaccination and population management programs. Three large scale catch-neuter-vaccinate-release (CNVR) programs are currently conducted in Jaffna, Sigiriya and Colombo. Vaccinations administered to at least 70% of dogs in a selected area creates a barrier which effectively stops the spread of the rabies virus, whilst sterilization helps manage the population and thereby the spread of disease in the longer term. It also creates happier dogs as a result as many are subject to a continuous cycle of reproduction.

One-day programs have also been conducted in hospitals, hotels, universities and other organizations where caring citizens have sought out Embark’s help to provide a sustainable and humane solution to the problem of overpopulation.

Aranayake Relief Support

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. We are thankful to the government officials – The Regional Director of Health Services, The MOH and the PHI’s – of the area, for supporting us in making the programme a success.