At Baw Baw Animal Welfare, we are dedicated to improving the lives of animals in Sri Lanka. Our organization is committed to promoting animal welfare through various initiatives, including spay/neuter campaigns, urgent rescues, educational workshops, and the operation of a sanctuary for permanently disabled dogs.
Stray Animal Issue in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, the issue of stray dogs and cats is a significant concern that affects both the animals and the community as a whole. The country's stray animal population has grown substantially over the years, posing various challenges and raising important animal welfare issues.
We are actively promoting and implementing spay/neuter campaigns to control the stray population. These programs aim to provide affordable sterilization services to reduce breeding and prevent the birth of unwanted litters.
Vaccination programs play a crucial role in controlling diseases such as rabies among stray animals. Initiatives focused on providing basic medical care, including vaccinations, deworming, and treatment for injuries and illnesses, help improve the overall health and well-being of stray dogs and cats.
Public education and awareness campaigns are vital in changing attitudes and promoting responsible pet ownership. These initiatives aim to highlight the importance of spaying/neutering, proper care, and humane treatment of animals. By fostering empathy and understanding, the hope is to reduce abandonment and neglect, thereby decreasing the number of stray animals. Addressing the stray animal issue requires collaboration between governmental bodies, animal welfare organizations, and communities. Our organization is at the forefront of discussing implementing effective and sustainable solutions, including policies, regulations, and infrastructure to manage the stray population.