ABOUT WECARE

WE HELP. WE TREAT. WE EDUCATE. WE CARE.

There an estimated three million street dogs in Sri Lanka, lacking even the most basic veterinary care. As vets, we find that unacceptable – we believe every single animal in the world deserves high standard veterinary care.

OUR MISSION

We are vets and it's our aim to transform the lives of animals globally, and live in a world where no street dog goes without high standard veterinary care.

One vet
Three million street dogs

WECare was set up by UK vet Dr Janey Lowes in 2014 when she saw the plight of the street dogs while on holiday in Sri Lanka. Realising the dogs had everything they need to survive – food, freedom and a safe place to sleep – except access to high standard veterinary care, she couldn’t turn her back on them. So, she moved her life to the island to live her calling.
Since 2014, WECare has grown from a one-man-band to a dedicated team of 20 individuals, working together to help, treat and educate. We’re a mixed bag of vets, nurses and animal lovers from the UK, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. We have a core team of permanent staff but we wouldn’t be able to run without our amazing volunteers.

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HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

At WECare, we focus on three main areas- neutering and vaccinations, treatment of illness and injury, and educating the community about the welfare of roaming dogs.

GET TO KNOW US

We're a mixed bunch, from all corners of the globe, but there's one thing we have in common; we're absolutely bonkers about dogs!! Together we are a highly skilled team, working our little flip flops off to ensure that the WECare dream one day becomes a reality; living in a world where no animal goes without high standard veterinary care.

Janey Lowes, Founder

UK vet Dr Janey Lowes was backpacking around Sri Lanka in May 2014 when she noticed the plight of the local street dogs. Realising the need for high standard veterinary care, she moved her life to the island five months later, setting up WECare. She now lives with five ex-street dogs in a sleepy seaside village on the south coast, spending her free time surfing, stuffing her face and dancing the nights away (when she gets the chance…!).

TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK


We're a solid, tight-knit crew who laugh at each other's bad jokes on the good days, and hold each other up on the bad ones. Between us, we manage to keep the Sri Lankan snack industry afloat.

We are a small, dedicated team of full-time staff, but we also rely on hard-working volunteers to work alongside us to keep the hospital and everything behind the scenes running. What we are trying to achieve, against all the odds, is no mean feat, so we strive to have the most passionate, forward-thinking and driven individuals on board!

It’s not just veterinary staff/volunteers that we’re after – if you’ve got a skill, we can probably use it!

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COME AND JOIN THE PARTY

We are always on the lookout for incredible people to come and join the charge here at WECare. Whether you can only spare a few months to volunteer, or you are looking for a full-time job, we want to hear from you!

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