1. These are links relating to the dogs and other Bali animals, including endangered species.
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2. THE BSPA FOUNDATION & KENNEL - firstname.lastname@example.org
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man."
- Charles Darwin
"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace."
- Albert Schweitzer
The Bali Society for Protection of Animals (BSPA) Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2000, founded by a group of veterinarian and animal volunteers, supported by Bali Street Dogs Fund– Australia.
Over the course of the years, BSPA had been going through difficulties and trying to over come obstacles. By the end of 2003, the shelter and rehabilitation centre in Sidakarya was running down to a point of total neglect. Since nobody stepped forward to dedicate time to care for it, on October 2004, the founders of BSPA led by Dr. Dewa Dharma made the sad decision to close.
Early November 2004, Gianluca Perinetti, an Italian man living in Bali and his girlfriend Meita Kasim, decided to visit the foundation for the last time before it’s closed. They were active volunteers with BSPA back in 2002, but pulled back the next year due to their busy life. They saw that the place was neglected with some dogs sick and with no certain future.
Gianluca felt his calling.
By the end of November 2004, with blessings from the original founder Dr. Dewa Dharma, Gianluca and Meita took over BSPA Foundation.
Eager to put the foundation back on track, he called for help from people who cared. The very first one to answer the call was Dr. Ida Bagus Mahardika (Dr. Agus), one of the veterinarians from the past organization. Dr. Agus backed BSPA by providing medical care for all the sick dogs in the premises.
Special care was taken of “Freeway”, a brown Bali dog that had a steel pin left inside her back leg for 2 years. Dr. Elaine Ong and Dr. Chris Barton from Australia undertook the operation to remove the pin and she is able to enjoy a good doggy life once more.
After the premises were cleaned completely from infections of Parvo virus, ticks, fleas and other dangerous parasites, Gianluca started to slowly renovate the premises. With his own funds he built 8 cages in hope of being able to use the premises as a boarding kennel to support the running cost of BSPA. Together with Meita and Agus, they work hard every day to create a system of management and a work plan that will help BSPA to get back on its track and holds its name high.
Finally, in January 2005, BSPA was ready with new goals.
"Our main goal is to enrich the lives of companion animals and people of all ages through education and community service programs."
We will inform the public about animal needs, care, cruelty and rescue news stories in the hope of attracting those who will help animals and who will educate the public about the needs of the animals.
BSPA FOUNDATION CONCERNS AND INTENTIONS
1. To provide medical support for street animals by vaccinating, de-sexing, de-worming, cleaning of parasites, feeding, and carrying out necessary operations/surgery as and when necessary.
2. To raise local public awareness and respect for all animals, by creating and carrying out education programs in schools.
3. To develop a local network of animal-friendly primary schools and create awards for the most effective animal welfare educational programs.
4. To establish a vet exchange program for our local vets involving support from vets and animal associations abroad.
5. To develop support programs for local vets, which involve developing animal health facilities, improving the availability of medical facilities and seeking discount/donations for required medicines.
OUR PROGRAMS FOR 2005 ARE:
I. Educational Program
* Establish a good pedigree owners club:
BSPA will teach people about the characteristics of different pedigrees and how to handle dogs of different pedigrees. This will require a dog trainer/expert.
* Teach orphans and school children who are the future generation of animal carers in Bali:
Teach them about animals in general, Bali dogs and pedigree dogs.
* Establish a website:
Focus on pedigree animals in the tropics to answer questions.
Provide pedigree animal news in general and medical information .
2. Stray Dogs Program
(Starts 20/02/2005) Using donated vaccines and Frontline on stray dogs on the streets and beaches.
De-sex treated animals.
Euthanase dogs with contagious sickness.
3. Medical Analysis Program
Investigate the use of homeopathic medicines (colloidal silver, herbs…) to reinforce the natural immune system and reduce use of expensive antibiotics.
The result of this research will be to create an acceptance of natural medicines for those who can not afford expensive chemical medicines.
Analyse the sicknesses of pedigree dogs in the tropics caused by their habitat and diet being different from their natural circumstances.
Develop an appropriate diet (raw food diet)
4. BSPA Newsletter and Magazine Program (coming soon)
The road to success is still a long way ahead. Gianluca, Meita and Agus are now struggling to build a small yet efficient clinic to cure sick or help abandoned dogs. In the future, they will also welcome private owners of companion animals into the clinic and kennel to support the running cost of BSPA.
They urgently need all the help they can get to build the new clinic and to support the running cost of the kennel; to pay for food, shelter, medicine and care-takers.
BSPA Kennel and Foundation are now housing 8 abandoned Pedigree dogs and 5 stray Bali dogs. Almost all dogs are now healthy and ready for a new home. Other less fortunate animals are still under intensive care.
BSPA has been receiving requests from Bali animal lovers to take care of sick dogs on the street but has found it hard to accomplish without a mobile clinic.
Your trust, faith and support will give them the strength to continue their passionate work.
3. THE BALI STREET DOG FOUNDATION -
*. Yayasan Yudisthira Swarga is the Bali Street Dog Foundation in Bali, and their web site is www.yamp.com/balidogs.
*. Helen Flavel's story of her work with animals, mainly dogs, for the Society in Bali is at www.balistreetdogs.org.au under the heading 'Dog Tales' near the bottom of the column on the left hand side when the page opens.
Chocolate, the crippled Bali dog, leading a happy and fairly active life despite his handicap.
4. Chezz' Story a link to the rebirth of Rocky, a Bali street dog.
I have some great follow up news on the dog I came across that last night in Bali. When I returned to Oz I emailed Pam from the Bali Street Animal fund and told her about him and asked if there was anyway she could help. Well she emailed back and said sure she'd help, as you could imagine I was over the moon! Well since then he's had many injections to cure his mange and now his hair has all grown back, he no longer has those sad big eyes. Just goes to show you a little love and care can go a long way and without the foundation in Bali many dogs such as this would be left for dead. I can't wait to go back, walk down Legian street and see his brand new look, a moment not to be missed!
The original Rocky, drinking from a garden bed at the side of Legian street. His almost hairless, mangy body is clear to see.
After care by the Bali Street Animal Rescue team this is the same dog although you might find it hard to believe.
Most tourists to Bali criticise the condition of the street dogs but few realise that under the visual horror there is a normal dog waiting to get out.
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