The Blue Moon Animal Centre was started in 2002 by Monique Carrera, a Swiss lady and her Egyptian husband Salah Hassan Gad.M el.Karem. Today they have several volunteers and two Egyptian males working at the Centre plus they have two veterinarians, Dr Esam and Dr Charly who work at their Vet Clinic in Hurghada.
Cats and dogs are taken from the streets and sterilised and after recovery they are returned to the same place. Students can assist in this programme by learning how to neuter the male dogs and cats and sterilise the females under the guidance of Dr Esam or Dr Charly. At the same time the dogs are vaccinated against rabies and their ears are tattooed and tagged so that the local people know that they are ‘safe’
(3rd/4th/5th year vet students)
We are very privileged to work with the Blue Paw Trust (BPT) which was set up in 2003 to provide free or low cost spay/neuter programs and other services based on population control and the eradication of rabies from Sri Lanka. Subsequent to the Tsunami of December 2004 the fear of rabies outbreaks spread throughout the affected coastal areas and BPT – in collaboration with WSPA – operated two mobile veterinary clinics to sterilize and vaccinate dogs in these regions.
Due to the success of these projects, in 2007 WSPA invited the BPT to carry out a 5 year dog population management and rabies control program within the city of Colombo under the ICAM coalition guidelines. Between 2007 – 2012, 6 veterinary surgeons and 3 animal control operatives plus 1 community liaison officer made up the field team under the supervision of Dr Nalinika Obeyesekere.
Dr Rohan Perera works at his own Veterinary Clinic in Negombo, Sri Lanka, just North West of Colombo. He has done extensive work with the Home and Abroad Animal Welfare Group giving his free time to aid the street animals and the work of the HAAAW team.
(3rd, 4th, 5th year students)
The Jivdaya Charitable Trust is a non government organization which is dedicated to helping stray animals and birds, free of charge. The objective of the Trust is to reduce the pain and suffering of all animals who have been injured and help them live a normal life. The hospital is situated inside the Ahmedabad Panjrapole Campus, Ambawadi, in the town of Ahmedabad and was set up in August 2007. Over 55000 animals are treated each year.