Maisie street dog Sri Lanka WECare

Sponsor Maisie

Meet Maisie

The Snake Charmer

Maisie street dog Sri Lanka WECare

This little cutie first came to the clinic in September 2019 when she was only 9 weeks old, after Lakmini found her with a suspected snake bite (and an incredibly adorable swollen face). The bite was sorted out with lots of love and veterinary care, but the injury sustained left her with a sort of ‘Joker’ face on her right side mouth. This meant we struggled to adopt her out. She was once the only dog to not find a home at one of our adoption days and it broke our hearts. Her luck changed back in January when Maisie finally found a home at one of our adoption days, after she catching the attention of a local family who wanted a buddy for their son to play with.

We always do welfare home visits after adoption and two check backs showed that Maisie was doing really well, looking great and loving her new life. Then, disaster struck. All rehomed WECare dogs get free health care for life, but with the coronavirus lockdown, Maisie’s owners couldn’t get her to us when she suffered a bout of skin disease. They took her to a local vet but the problem worsened. Finally, when curfew was briefly lifted they got Maisie to us and we were shocked by what we saw.

Maisie WECare Sri Lankan street dog

Despite only being 8 weeks since we last saw her, Maisie was suffering with one of the worst cases of skin disease we’ve ever seen. Covered with mange, maggot wounds, open scabs and lesions, Maisie had lost her hair all over her body, and her face and feet were bleeding from where she had been scratching her itchy, sore skin. It was a pretty distressing sight for those of us who remembered her as a healthy little puppy.

We set to work getting Maisie better, showering her with love and treating her skin. Within days she was looking better! The power of medicine! It wasn’t her family’s fault that she was in this condition as they tried to get her help, so after some discussion we agreed to let them have her back – but they decided they didn’t want her, thinking her diseased. Dr Nayomi called them and tried to explain the situation but they’d made their decision. We’ve really struggled rehoming Maisie again as she still looks a bit like a zombie dog and barks loudly at new humans. So, with a heavy heart, we added her to our list of sponsor dogs.


Sponsor Maisie

Please be aware this is a monthly donation.

(Keep an eye on your spam/junk folder as sometimes our updates get lured in there – RUDE!)



You have chosen to donate £10 monthly.

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid logoA Gift Aid declaration allows WECare Worldwide to claim tax back on eligible donations from UK taxpayers - for every £1 you donate, we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you!

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. If you're a higher taxpayer, you're also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate we claim and the amount of tax you've actually paid. (For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office.)

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like WECare Worldwide to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that WECare Worldwide will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Donation Total: £10 Monthly

Save the lives
of street dogs in need

or find out how to Get involved

Continue Shopping
sponsor a dog