Bali’s street dogs could have a bright future, with a new initiative between local dog-lovers, villagers – and a charity that’s dedicated to helping the island’s dogs find homes. But they need your help!
Many dogs in Bali enjoy living in local villages, where they wander freely – enjoying the island’s warm weather and eating food generously leftover from the predominantly-Hindu island’s regular celebrations.
Sadly though, some dogs arrive at BARC (Bali dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre) with shocking injuries and malnutrition – requiring serious medical care, rehabilitation and homes where they can heal and feel loved.
Finding homes and sharing resources to care for Bali’s dogs.
Fortunately for Bali’s dogs, BARC are joining forces with the island’s animal lovers, to find homes for these dogs in the local community – and to make sure that villages have the resources and information that they need to provide care for their dogs, throughout their lives.
‘On our own, BARC might help 1,000 dogs a year to rehabilitate’, explained Sandy Button.
‘But by involving the local community, we think we could help 10,000 or maybe even 15,000 dogs a year to heal and find loving homes.
‘Education and providing resources is key – and our local staff have far better abilities to spread our message about caring for animals throughout the island than anyone.’ BARC has been doing this through weekly local adoption days