Global microchip supplier, Micro-ID is delighted and proud to announce it’s support of WECare – a charity helping the plight of street dogs in Sri Lanka to provide critical veterinary treatment where it’s needed most.

WECare was recently awarded a grant to fund a new microchipping project using premium microchips provided by Micro-ID designed to chip the huge number of street and owned dogs across the south of the developing nation island areas of Sri Lanka. The funding was granted to WECare by UK charity Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

MICROCHIPPING: DOG & HUMAN HEALTH BENEFITS

The charity has already set to work chipping as many dogs as possible, which will not only be used to correctly identify them but help give an informed insight into population dynamics such as signalment (age,sex,neuter status) and certain behaviours on display (such a s how far they roam!) as well as important individual medical history such as rabies vaccination status, as well as location (so we can see how far they roam!).

It means that should a dog be rushed into the WECare hospital, staff will be able to quickly bring up a dog’s full clinical history, as well as ensuring that dogs are up-to-date with crucial preventatives like rabies jabs. It will also allow a greater understanding of the roaming dog population as a whole and what interventions are required to ensure street dogs can live happy and healthy lives in their communities. It’s a win all round!

A COMPASSIONATE PARTNERSHIP

Global ID Marketing Ltd, the name behind the world recognised Micro-ID™ brand supplying microchips to Veterinary and other professional implanters was only too happy to provide the premium, Swiss-engineered ISO 944 microchips to such a compassionate cause. Richard Fry, Global ID Marketing MD said, “We’ve had the pleasure of supporting WECare for a while now, but this was the first large-scale project for them, which is very exciting and I’m proud for Global ID to be part of! Credit must also go to Battersea, without whom this project would not have been possible”

WECare Worldwide was founded by UK vet Dr Janey Lowes, after backpacking around Sri Lanka in May 2014 when she noticed the plight of the local street dogs. Realising the need for high standard veterinary care, she moved her life to the island five months later, setting up WECare. The charity now employs 30 local and international staff, operating from a fully-equipped hospital on the south coast.

Said Janey, “We are so very excited to be working alongside both Global ID and Battersea, both of whom really seem to understand the desperate need for veterinary care in the worldwide roaming dog populations- which make up 75% of the dogs globally! We hope that, by gathering more information about this understudied and underserved population, we will be able to target our efforts a little more effectively and ensure that the help and resources are getting to exactly where they are most needed going forwards. We can’t thank Global ID enough for their support!”

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