A lot of people are buzzing on FB about the move to cull stray dogs. Might as well use some of that energy towards action. Adopt A Dog Sri Lanka is doing (another) sterilization camp in Katharagama, and they need donations. If there are friendly dogs in your hood you can also take them somewhere (I go to PetVet, dunno) and get them fixed and immunized.
Whatever you feel about the culling of the stray dog population (I think it should happen, as part of a broader policy) I think everyone agrees that these stray dogs need help. If everybody took care of the animals in their neighborhood the government wouldn’t have to step in. Barring that, since this issue is getting play on Facebook, it might as well pay those who are working to make a difference. One sterilization costs Rs. 1,500 – 2,000, plus the dogs get a yogurt treat. I contacted Oshadie on Facebook to make a donation, I think the donations are going through Andrew Jebaraj, who is known to me.
Their last sterilization camp was successful and well documented, if you are concerned about the stray dog issue, the easiest thing you can do is wire then like 2k and make an actual difference right now. Right now they’re only like 5k short of their goal, but I’m assuming they can always sterilize more dogs.
So basically, whatever you feel about the culling issue, if you feel something, either adopt a dog (here’s a selection), sterilize and treat a dog you know, or help some people that do both (ie, Adopt A Dog SL, or Embark, or PetVet). Then update your Facebook status.