Animal SOS started up their own beautiful free-roaming animal Sanctuary in Sri Lanka back in 2007 to provide a safe haven for sick, vulnerable and disabled stray dogs and cats. They rescue a huge amount of animals on the island and do fantastic work across the country! They offer a safe refuge and rehabilitation centre where they offer life-saving treatments, urgent medical care, neutering and vaccinations to animals, and even feed many street dogs in the local area every day.
They also work in many local communities across Sri Lanka to provide rabies vaccination programs, adoption schemes and animal welfare education to the locals.
Our groups are able to visit their HQ in Unawatuna to visit these animals, take some time to play with them, they really love human interaction! Most of the workers at this animal sanctuary were victims of the tsunami's back in 2004, so this organisation also helps support them to rebuild their livelihoods.
Whilst at the centre you can play with the doggo's and often you are able to take part in 'hydro sessions', where the ones that have been injured or have amputated legs go to the beach and you can help them swim in the ocean! Any items from their wish list really helps them out, or also any small donations our guests are able to leave for them to help the charity carry on their amazing work is always appreciated. You can also donate via the Animal SOS website!