Extending work to Sigiriya

On successful completion of the Jaffna Animal Protection Project, Embark has now commenced the first phase of the catch-neuter-vaccinate-release (CNVR) programme in Sigiriya in collaboration with the Jetwing Vil Uyana team of the Jetwing family of hotels. Responding to numerous requests from tour guides, tourists and the local community this phase resulted in 242 sterilisations, 367 vaccinations and 251 treatments over six clinic days in Kibissa, Kalapura and Rangirigama.


Extending work to Sigiriya

On successful completion of the Jaffna Animal Protection Project, Embark has now commenced the first phase of the catch-neuter-vaccinate-release (CNVR) programme in Sigiriya in collaboration with the Jetwing Vil Uyana team of the Jetwing family of hotels. Responding to numerous requests from tour guides, tourists and the local community this phase resulted in 242 sterilisations, 367 vaccinations and 251 treatments over six clinic days in Kibissa, Kalapura and Rangirigama.

“Jetwing Vil Uyana is proud to be a part of Embark’s CNVR programme in Sigiriya, and to contribute towards this compassionate cause. After the very positive response to a programme held in Negombo a few years ago, we are honoured to join hands with Otara and her team in making this initiative a success – one that resulted in over 200 sterilisations, 360 vaccinations and 250 treatments spread over six days in a variety of locations such as Kimbissa, Kalapura, and Rangirigama. We look forward to a bright future, with peaceful co-existence between man and animal – together, we can make it happen.” stated Ishanth Gunewardene, Head of Sales and Marketing, Jetwing Vil Uyana.

In addition the project has also received support for its work from Fondation Brigitte Bardot (the Brigitte Bardot Foundation), the leading animal protection organisation in France. Apart from the catch-neuter-vaccinate-release (CNVR) programme, a comprehensive education and awareness programme is also scheduled as part of the programme encouraging responsible pet ownership and harmonious co -existence with animals.

“Embark is glad to extend its community animal welfare initiative to Sigiriya. The response from the community and the kindness and compassion shown towards street dogs and a desire to live in harmony with animals has been heart-warming. We were able to share information about the project with numerous tourists and locals who stopped by the field clinic and were keen to see how the Sri Lankans care for animals” said Otara Gunewardene, the founder of Embark.

A sustainable, long-term corporate responsibility programme established in 2007, Embark to date together with the very passionate Individuals has made a significant change in the life of the street dog by way of deploying surgical sterilisation and anti-rabies vaccination, puppy re-homing and rescue and treatment projects in various parts of the island. These services, offered free of charge to the public, are funded by the sale of Embark merchandise.
Embark’s initiatives are supported by ‘Pashionable’ people; individuals who have a love for fashion and a passion to ignite change in the life of street dogs. Those who care for people as well as animals, ambassadors for the cause spreading the message of kindness and compassion.

[Via Ceylon Today]

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