Oct 12, 2006
The Blue Paw Trust, operating in the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, showcased the amazing work of WSPA-supported veterinary clinics during a four day educational event in Ampara.
The two mobile clinics demonstrated how they are able to deliver affordable medical care to animals in tsunami affected areas both on the east and west coasts.
The Blue Paw Trust has two veterinary clinics that provide medical and school educational services, dog sterilizations, rabies prevention and general animal welfare treatments in tsunami affected areas of the country.
The four day-long event was a fantastic chance to spread awareness about the mobile clinics’ work in Sri Lanka as well as a unique opportunity to engage local communities in educational activities on humane stray dog and rabies control.
Other NGO’s working in the tsunami affected regions also participated in the event.
Presentations were delivered to school children, monks, teachers, nurses and various other health professionals on animal welfare, vaccination training and WSPA’s committed involvement and contribution to rabies control programs.
The educational event was organized in the Sri Lankan town of Ampara by the Department of Health Services and attracted over 15,000 local school children and 5000 members of the public.