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Pedigree dogs

Pedigree dogs in Sri Lanka
Pedigree dogs in Sri Lanka

 

Pedigree dogs are often bought for status reasons. German shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and Great Danes are especially popular. Big and strong dogs - with them the owners feel powerful and important.

Sadly, there are no regulations controling breeders and the dogs are bred under horrific conditions. In so called puppy mills bitches have to produce litter after litter. Nobody checks the health condition of them.

The puppies are separated from their mothers much too early and the result are pedigree dogs with an extremely weak immune system. Many are already born with genetic disorders and are prone for diseases. In the beginning, the owners are still eager to get their pets treated but soon it becomes too "stressful" and too expensive. The dogs are just dumped and left to their fate.

We find these abandoned souls in horrific condition and many times it is already too late. Other dogs can be saved with weeks of intensive care but get sick again and again. It is heartbraking.

There is a huge lack of awareness on this topic among the local population.

These transformations show the sad situation of pedigree dogs.

Tiger / Boxer

Tiger / Boxer

Tiger was brought by his owner in pitiful condition. When he was back to health we had to return him. That's how Sri Lankan law is. However, we didn't give up and eventually bought Tiger free.