CNVR & Outreach

WECare Neutering & Vaccination Programmes

THE ONLY HUMANE WAY OF REDUCING THE ROAMING DOG POPULATION AND ERADICATING RABIES IN BOTH ANIMALS AND HUMANS

Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (CNVR) is the backbone of everything we do here in Sri Lanka. It’s the most humane, sustainable and impactful way of reducing the roaming dog population, and keeping the current ones happy and healthy.

ONE UN-NEUTERED FEMALE CAN PRODUCE 27,000 PUPPIES IN HER LIFETIME

With an estimated 1-3 million roaming dogs already in Sri Lanka, every sterilisation counts. Un-neutered female street dogs inevitably spend their whole lives either pregnant or rearing pups, which is stressful with limited food resources. Preventing unwanted pregnancies reduces the amount of puppies born – or dumped – on the street. Over half of these puppies won’t make it to six months of age, succumbing to infectious diseases like distemper or parvovirus, or being involved in road traffic accidents. They often lead a short and painful existence...

TOGETHER WE CAN PREVENT THIS

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WECARE OUTREACH (CNVR) PROGRAMMES

We aim to bring the highest possible standard of international veterinary care in the field because we believe all animals deserve this, regardless of their ownership status.

In any population, a certain percentage of those will be sick or injured so by reducing the population numbers, we will not only be preventing unwanted puppies being born on the street, we will also be reducing the number of animals who are suffering and in need of veterinary care.

We regularly host outreach programmes in the local community for both street and owned dogs.

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CNVR IS THE BACKBONE OF EVERYTHING WE DO AT WECARE


Our dedicated team sets up in a local village, neutering around 60 males and females a day and vaccinating approximately 90. Owners are welcome to bring their pets for free and ALL dogs receive a full health MOT. For some owned dogs – and most street dogs - this is the first time they’ve seen a vet.

Dogs needing further treatment for other ailments are transported back to our fully equipped veterinary hospital.

We ensure that all animals are treated to international standards, importing anything not available in country to make that happen. That takes a LOT of extra effort but we don’t believe in cutting corners and will always go that extra mile to give our patients the very best.

CNVR programmes range from three to ten days in length. (Smaller projects can be arranged on request.)

Educating Local Experts

RABIES IS 100% FATAL.. AND 100% PREVENTABLE

Dog bites account for 99% of all human rabies cases, which is estimated at 59,000 per year. Tragically, the majority of these are children. The problem is that once symptoms develop, the disease is fatal so prevention is key. Vaccinating dogs is the only way to eradicate this deadly virus in both humans and animals. Having witnessed this firsthand in dogs on a shockingly regular basis, we can tell you it's one of the most horrific and excruciating ways to go. It doesn't need to be like this...

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Sponsor a CNVR

CNVR programmes don’t come cheap but they’re extremely important in our battle to help the millions of street dogs in need.

We welcome sponsorship from businesses, corporates and individuals. Local businesses directly benefit from our efforts, as their patrons are often concerned by the number of street dogs on the island and feel safer knowing the issue is being addressed.

We’re always looking for overseas sponsorship for programmes in non-tourist areas, which receive less love. We’re itching to to tackle these areas but we’re lacking in funds. Corporate social responsibility doesn’t just apply within the perimeters of the already well-served developed world. The love of animals transcends borders.

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