The Animal Wellness Trust Sri Lanka was initially started in 2017 to provide a NO-KILL shelter to abandoned street dogs and cats mainly from the Galle Face Green situated in Colombo 3, Sri Lanka close to a beautiful colonial luxury hotel (https://gallefacehotel.com). The abandoned dogs and cats were surviving from scraps thrown by visitors to the Green and in very poor condition.
With the ever-increasing number of street dogs and cats finding solace in the shelter from other areas of Sri Lanka and the number reaching over 100, the Animal Wellness Trust Sri Lanka was officially established in 2019 with the objective to:
- Rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and provide shelter to the abandoned street dogs and cats and afford veterinary care to those street dogs and cats who are sick or injured;
- Support the humane population control of dogs and cats through sterilization and neutering and;
- Improve community understanding of abandoned dogs and cats by highlighting the benefits of companionship between humans and animals.