Heading: Spaying in Sri LankaIn a powerful collaboration that speaks volumes about compassion and action, we joined hands with RARE -Rally for Animal Rights & Environment to launch a life-saving ‘Sterilization and Vaccination’ project from March 26th to 30th, 2024, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. This initiative targeted 80 female dogs, aiming to provide these stray and community animals with essential health interventions. Our goal? To improve their well-being and manage the local dog population responsibly in rural Sri Lanka.This five-day camp was a beacon of hope, not only for the animals we helped but also as a testament to our commitment to compassion in every aspect of our work. Ensuring that everything, from the food providedto the dogs to that consumed by our volunteers, was vegan, we underscored our belief in a cruelty-free world. This project was not just about spaying and vaccination; it was about setting a standard for how we treat all sentient beings and our planet.

About RARE

Founded in 2019, RARE -Rally for Animal Rights & Environment has quickly become a cornerstone in the fight for animal rights and environmental preservation. With a vision as clear as creating a world where all sentient beings enjoy equal rights and autonomy, RARE’s campaigns, especially against elephant exploitation, have been pivotal. Their dedication and efforts have paved the way for significant change, making them an invaluable partner in this initiative.The ‘Sterilization and Vaccination’ project in Anuradhapura was a resounding success, setting a precedent for how communities can come together to make a tangible difference in the lives of animals. By controlling the dog population through humane methods, we not only ensure the well-being of these animals but also contribute to the health and safety of the community at large.


VegVoyages Foundation in collaboration with Madhyapur Animal Welfare Society conducted the Spaying and Neutering of 150 stray dogs in ward no. 06 of Bhaktapur. The stray problem is huge in Nepal, the increasing number of stray dogs, cats, and other animals has been a cause of road accidents, sometimes leading to human-animal conflict. Especially, the management of the dog population has been hard, and there have been drastic measures taken by the Local Government in different parts of Nepal which in the past involved mass poisoning and culling. An adult dog and female can give birth to 16 puppies in one year, 128 puppies in the second year (their puppies also start reproducing), and just in six years the population of puppies can be 67000. The lives of the stray animals are hard on themselves, from cold winters to scavenging for food, losing babies to road accidents, being injured permanently on the streets, and more. The problem they face is hard on its own. While neutering male dogs reduces aggression and territorial behaviors, reducing the conflicts between street animals themselves and with human animals as well.

The Animal Birth Campaign involved distributing pamphlets two days prior creating awareness among the locals about the camp and making them understand why it is important. The ABC camp ran for 3 days.

The locals play a vital role because there’s no proper tracking of the stray population, we encouraged the locals to bring out the stray dogs in their community or inform the Madhyapur Animal Welfare Society.

We cleaned and sanitized our camp room surgery camp just before the day of the event. The volunteers and the team worked from 6 Am onwards to successfully operate on 150 stray dogs on the day of the event. The dogs were well taken care of, allowed to recover in our camp, and taken back to their respective community to live.


Here at VegVoyages Foundation, we’re always on a mission to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants. Today, we’re excited to share the news with you: a heartwarming tale of transformation that encapsulates the essence of our partnership with TOBA Animal Friends in North Sumatra.

We collaborated with TOBA Animal Friends in North Sumatra with the goal of humanely controlling the population of stray dogs and cats, reducing their struggles on the streets. With this collaboration, we aim to mitigate the issues of overpopulation and improve the overall health and well-being of these animals.

We’ve already transformed the lives of 44 dogs and cats! And here’s why spaying and neutering are such game-changers:

  • Reducing Overpopulation: Fewer stray animals mean fewer struggles for food, shelter, and safety.
  • Promoting Public Health: With fewer strays, there’s less risk of disease spread.
  • Dismantling the Dog Meat Trade: Sterilized animals are less likely to end up in harmful trade practices.
  • Health Upsides for Animals: Post-sterilization, animals experience fewer health issues and are more adoptable.


But wait, there’s more! Our collaboration extends far beyond surgeries and immediate relief. We’re sparking a ripple effect in the community, challenging ingrained misconceptions and igniting conversations around animal compassion and public safety.

We couldn’t have reached this milestone without our phenomenal collaborators from TOBA Animal Friends, our generous donors, and the caring community of Vegan Travel Asia by VegVoyages travelers. Thanks to your continued support, we’ve been able to fund the necessary equipment and medical staff required for these life-saving surgeries. The cost-effectiveness is not just in numbers but in lives transformed.

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