Get Vet Ellie to Sri Lanka to help save the Dogs!!
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Hi, I'm Ellie, a final year Vet Student from the UK studying in Kosice, Slovakia.   In June 2015, I graduate as a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and hope to be travelling to Sri Lanka for 2 weeks with the Blue Paw Trust helping to STOP Rabies More ...

Hi, I'm Ellie, a final year Vet Student from the UK studying in Kosice, Slovakia.

 

In June 2015, I graduate as a qualified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery and hope to be travelling to Sri Lanka for 2 weeks with the Blue Paw Trust helping them with their 'Rabies and Population Control Program'. 

 

The Blue Paw Trust is a non-profit organisation established in 2003. Their mission is: using effective, humane dog population management and animal welfare; to make Rabies history in Sri Lanka.

 

BPT depends solely on volunteer contributions of time, skills and money in order to continue its valuable work. Whilst in Sri Lanka, I will be participating in a sterilisation program to help control the stray animal population. I will be performing a minimum of 3 surgeries a day to help reduce to population of stray dogs in Colomba, Sri Lanka. I will hopefully make a massive difference in a country that cannot afford necessary healthcare for their animals and, in addition to performing general healthcare.

 

Rabies is rife in the area where I will be working; therefore, I will be carrying out vaccinations to reduce the spread of this fatal disease. Not only will this protect the animals, but the human population as well. This program aims to reduce the number of street animals, their unnecessary suffering, and also reduces fighting within the dog population – the main route of rabies transmission.

 

My goal is to volunteer as a Veterinary Surgeon to help provide medical care for the street dogs of the region. This also benefits the local community who gain free medical care for their animals and welfare of their pets.

 

I am looking to raise money to help fund me to go out to Sri Lanka and complete these 2 weeks. My aim is to raise £2000, any extra I will donate to the BPT.

I will be sitting my State Finals until graduation in June 2015, and therefore, have limited chance to raise all these funds myself.

 

£1400 is for the 2 week course including:

  • Transfers to/from airport including transport throughout the 2 weeks to/from clinic and around Colombo with the mobile clinic
  • All surgical and medical equipment
  • My accommodation

Extra £600 is to cover

  • My flights
  • Vaccinations
  • Visa
  • Food/drink for the 2 weeks

 

I appreciate any amount of money, thank you for interest and donation.

For bank transfer, details are below:

Sort code: 20-35-90

Ac/n: 13923053

Otherwise follow the link on the right for PAYPAL or card payments

For any more information about my trip – please email me

ellieinsrilanka@gmail.com

THANK YOU

Ellie

 

Follow me on

  • Twitter – @EllieInSriLanka
  • Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/406898619462061/
  • Instagram - @ellieinsrilanka

Please look at Blue Paw Trust website: http://www.bluepawtrust.org/index.php 

 

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