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HOPE

Magazine

January 2015 - Issue 2

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M y name is Amber and I


Live at The Hope Foundation

Please DO NOT
remove this
magazine
from the
Restaurant

Taking the Lead ...

Front Cover Picture was taken during a Touch of


HOPE Event. The Team collects dogs and cats
from the Buddhist Temple in Negombo several
times each year for Sterilization and vaccinations.

Welcome to our second edition of HOPE Magazine. Full of all our latest
news and gossip for you to enjoy from The Hope Foundation Sri Lanka
Our Mission

To improve the welfare and quality of life of Dogs and Cats in Sri Lanka.

To drastically reduce the number of stray animals living in terrible conditions throughout the whole
country.

To provide a safe and loving home and provide the respect that every animals deserves.

To educate and give awareness to the Sri Lankan People on how to respect and look after animals.

To unite all ethnic groups and religions in Sri Lanka as One Nation and to live in peace and harmony with
animals, respecting the true culture of the Sri Lankan People.

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A Touch of HOPE Event ...

We have successfully completed several hundred Spay/ Neuters and


Vaccinated 1000 s of Stray dogs and cats in the Negombo area working
with our partners Tapa Sri Lanka and Dogstar Foundation.
Our program working for the local community to build respect between
people and animals offers FREE Medical Treatments for their pets,
Vaccinations and Spay/ Neuter to help families that cannot afford medical
care for their animals

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Netting Dogs ...

The Mobile Hospital is located in a central location in each area it visits. The
Mobile Ambulance travels with the Tapa Team to locate dogs that need to
be Spay/ Neutered and Vaccinated against Rabies. The Dogs are caught in
a large butterfly net which is safe for the handler and the dog. The net also
provides a security feeling for the dog while being transported back to the
Mobile Hospital to be prepared for surgery. Each dog is returned exactly to
the same location several hours later after a full recovery from the operation.

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Adoption Days 2014 ...

EVENTS 2015
March
June
September
December

A FUN Day out for ALL the family to find their SOUL Mate at the Embark
Adoption Day in Negombo, joining together loving friendships for Our
Sharing RAINBOWS Adoption Program. The Adoption Day is organized by
The Hope Foundation in partnership with Embark and Dogstar Foundation

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Bring SUNSHINE into YOUR Life

Sanctuary & Re-Homing Center

At our Sanctuary and Re-Homing Center you will find around 35


permanent residents who are all adult or special needs dogs. We currently
foster many puppies here and also use our team of foster volunteers.
We welcome visitors to come and see the dogs and puppies in their
loving home, safe, happy, playing and at peace. Please inbox us for an
Appointment our Education Center and Exhibition are also available.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Lords Restaurant Celebrates 10 years of operations in Negombo Sri Lanka . The


Honorable President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially opened Lords Complex a Board of
Investment and Tourist Board approved project on 30th May 2004.
Martin Fullerton the Founder of The Hope Foundation said As the owner of Lords
Restaurant Complex in Negombo and traveling to Sri Lanka for over 25 years, as an
animal lover it deeply saddened me every day to observe the desperate situations that
face all street dogs and cats across the whole country of Sri Lanka. Lords Restaurant has
for the last 10 years taken its Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously and funded
ALL the work The Hope Foundation carried out .
PROUD to be a Investor in People & Animals in Sri Lanka for over 10 years

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Sharing RAINBOWS - Home Visits

Our Sharing RAINBOWS Volunteers made visits to see the Rainbow Dogs in their new RAINBOW Homes throughout 2014.
The RAINBOW Families welcomed us with open arms and great Sri Lankan hospitality while
we helped support them and handed out education leaflet on how to care for their new
RAINBOW Dog and advice on how to keep their new family member safe.
The program was organized by The Hope Foundation in partnership with Embark It promises
to have one of the most detailed Home Visit Program in the country with a 5 RANINBOW
Home Visits in the first year and assessment visits thereafter. Thank YOU to the Team of
RAINBOW Volunteers who help and support this fantastic program.

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OUR Volunteers

The work carried out by The Hope Foundation for the love of the Sri Lankan People and
Animals would not be possible without the dedication of OUR Volunteers.
We also need YOUR help. Why not get involved with this wonderful program and bring love
and happiness into YOUR Life by making a difference . Please inbox us for more
information . Foreign Volunteers overseas are also welcome to come and join OUR medical
team on location or help out at the Re-Homing Center or one of the many
different events we have. An opportunity to meet many new people and save thousands of
dogs and cats lives each year. Full training will be given in all areas . We require Sinhala,
Tamil and English Speaking Volunteers to assist us with the Sharing RAINBOW Home Visit
Program, Education Program in Schools and Events and Exhibitions.

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Precious Journey of HOPE

Precious arrived to The Hope Foundation on 24th March 2014. She was in a very bad situation
found in the Colombo suburbs after a road accident. Her wounds were old and could not walk.
She had dragged her legs on the ground for a long period of time and the wounds were large,
open, infected, rotten, and all the bones were visible. Her body was frail, thin and when she
arrived questions were asked whether she had any standard of life in the future. Precious has a
fanatic strong spirit and personality and became clear very quickly that she was ready for a fight
and wanted to recover with medical treatment and love and she would inspire everyone who
came into contact with her due to her lovely character. Precious has now been fitted with Cart
Wheels and spends several hours each day playing with the other dogs in the sanctuary, she enjoys regular beach walks and also swims in the sea for physiotherapy
Treatments. She needs allot of Special One to One Medical Care.
PLEASE SPONSOR Precious she needs YOUR HELP.

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A Gift of LOVE ...

Why not send a Gift of LOVE to someone special and receive monthly updates on your
Sponsored HOPE Dog. Bring HAPPINESS into your life and help a Street Dog in need.
To Sponsor a HOPE Dog or Cat it only costs 30 USD each month and you can follow their
Journey of HOPE . It is very difficult to Re-home adult and special needs dogs so if we failed
to keep them in OUR care they would die an unpleasant death on the streets not able to care
for themselves. Every dog or cat in OUR care has a story to tell and have been rescued in
very bad situations and given another chance. What a special present for someone you love
or in memory of a loved one passed or beloved pet passed. Please go to OUR Face Book or
web site to see all our Hope babies looking for love xx

Ella

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Dunstan

Grace

Lucky

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How can YOU HELP ?

We operate as a Non profit organization and rely on the good will of others. OUR Work
costs money. Without donations we cannot operate or achieve our targets to help
thousands of street dogs and cats lives and impact on Animal Welfare in Sri Lanka. There
are several ways to Donate money to us. Bank Transfer to our account in Sri Lanka,
Western Union Money Transfer, JustGiving.
Why not send a loved one a Gift of LOVE or Sponsor some dog food or medical
equipment for supplies for our medical surgery . You can also like OUR Face Book page
and share OUR stories with others spreading the word of how to save dogs and cats lives
in Sri Lanka. Volunteer Time is also a very precious gift to us so we can fulfill OUR duties
to the many animals in OUR care.

VOLUNTEER

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SPONSOR

Like OUR

SHARE OUR

FB Page

STORIES

DONATE

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How can YOU HELP ?

Why not send a Gift of LOVE or Sponsor some dog or Cat food, medical equipment for
supplies for our medical surgery, large cooking pots, we desperately need used bath
towels.

Dog Food or

Dog Bites

Bag of Rice

and Toys

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Cat Food

Cooking Pots Used Beach


Towels

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Dukes Journey of HOPE ...

Duke was rescued close to The Hope Foundation Re Homing Center in July of 2014 , starving
with a very serious skin condition and many open infested wounds over his body. He was limping
in pain. He is around 10 years old. If its old and damaged does not mean there is not a quality of
life in his retirement. So he has settled in as a permanent resident enjoying his later years with
lots of lovely food and excellent medical care and most important lots of LOVE and cuddles . Can
you HELP SPONSOR Duke ?

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OUR Founder ...

The Hope Foundation was established in October 2003 by Martin Fullerton and been
responsible for re-homing 100 s of dogs and cats to the community and saving
thousands of animals lives in Sri Lanka.
In January 2014 we took the decision to expand all OUR programs and operations and
launched OUR Face Book page and fundraising campaign. For the previous 10 years
The Hope Foundation has completely funded by Lords Restaurant Complex with its Corporate Social Responsibility.

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OUR Partners ...

Its all about TEAM WORK. Seven very famous organizations in Sri Lanka working together to improve the
lives of 1000s of dogs and cats each MONTH. United

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TOGETHER makes us STONGER

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One to ONE Special Needs


Cracker Before
& After

HEAL to HOME
PROGRAM
We currently have 12 dogs in Special Needs at The Hope Foundation. They ALL need
special medical treatments, one to one special love and care, rehabilitation and therapy
treatments. This ALL costs time and money and we need the HELP of YOU to sponsor
these Special Babies to allow us to make OUR Magic and save their lives and give them
happiness. Most Special Needs dogs and cats will find it difficult to find loving homes so
we are taking responsibility at The Hope Foundation for the entire life of some of these
special cases. Please go to OUR web site or Face Book page and select a Gift of
LOVE. Thank YOU to Brittinger for Sponsoring Cracker pictured above.

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For Adoption ...

LAVENDAR

COCONUT

LULU

BONZO

MANGO

ROCKY

LAVENDAR

SUNSHINE

We have 25 dogs being prepared for adoption. We sterilize, vaccinate , worm and feed a
special diet of 3 meals daily to build up their strength ready for their new life in OUR
Sharing RAINBOWS Adoption program. PLEASE SPONSOR a PUPPY for only 30 USD
each month and CHANGE its Life Forever. Visit our web site for more adoption dogs.

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STOP Breeding Posh POOches ...

Brandy & Whiskey


rescued from puppy road
side seller 5 years ago
with 3 brothers and sisters
two died within 48 hours
A huge problem ALL animal welfare organizations are facing in Sri Lanka
are puppy breeders and puppy farms. The poor animals face very bad
conditions and most never live more than 8 weeks. Sometimes we are
forced to save a Posh Pooch from a road side seller as they would simply
die if left. We SUPPORT 100 % STRAY as OUR Recommended breed !!
STOP BUYING PUPPIES from unauthorized registered breeders.

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Respecting CHAMPIONS ...

Education
PROGRAM

The Hope Foundation working in partnership with Tapa and Dogstar


Foundation provide Education Programs to children from the age if 5 to 18.
Why not SPONSOR some Drawing books and pens to HELP us ?

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My Name is
Violet and I was
Adopted into a
RAINBOW Home
and have regular
visits from
The Hope Foundation

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Did YOU Know ...


Spay / Neuter PROGRAM
OUR PREVIOUS Spay/ Neuter WORK
2011:
Sterilized 148 dogs & cats 9
31 Medical Treatments
2012:

Spay / Neuter PROGRAM


A Touch of HOPE Events 2014
Program Target achieved
600 Spay/ Neuters/Vaccinations
500 medical Special Treatments
At time going to print our Touch of HOPE
Event in December was not completed.

Sterilized 173 dogs & cats 27


125 Medical Treatments
2013:
Sterilized 222 dogs & cats 7
90 Medical Treatments
Up to December 2013 =
543 dogs & 43 cats Sterilized,
246 Medical Treatments

Spay / Neuter PROGRAM 1


A Touch of HOPE Event 2014

January 26-29th 2014

Total Sterilization & Vaccinations = 186


Medical Treatments 179

Spay / Neuter PROGRAM 2


A Touch of HOPE Event 2014

April 8-10th 2014

DID YOU KNOW ? December 2014

In OUR Care
Currently 47 Dogs in OUR Care
12 Special Needs Cases
8 Puppies for Adoption Program
27 Permanent Adult Residents

Total Sterilization & Vaccinations = 158


Medical Treatments 78

Spay / Neuter PROGRAM 3


A Touch of HOPE Event 2014

April 24- 26th 2014

Total Sterilization & Vaccinations = 87


Medical Treatments 105

Sharing RAINBOWS Program


96 dogs and 11 cats placed into

SPONSOR

adoption RAINBOW families in

Sponsor 1 Dog or Cat food per month = 35 USD


Sponsor 1 Dog or Cat Medical per month = 30 USD
Sponsor a Spay/ Vaccination = 30 USD

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2014 under OUR care


and watchful eye

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UNLEASH Born to be FREE ...

Hidden
TRUTHS
Campaign
OUR UNLEASH Born to be FREE Campaign highlights the plight of many
owners dogs who face 24 hour kenneling in severe conditions and neglect.
Daily we face many issues and problems and try to educate owners on how
to take care of their animals. Many dogs face more desperate conditions
than street dogs. Why not SPONSOR our printed leaflets in 3 languages to
help educate owners on basic animal care and RIGHTS.

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My Name is HOPE ...

OUR
Inspiration

Why are we called the Hope Foundation ? The Hope Foundation was
established in October 2003 when the owner of Lords Restaurant Complex
was constructing the building and came across a stray mother dog hiding
under some wood with her 4 puppies. All were very sick as the mother was
not strong enough to feed them. We decided to give them all a home and
called the mother dog HOPE, this gave us the encouragement and
inspiration to start The Hope Foundation.

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Photo Gallery ...

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Photo Gallery ...

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PAWS for Thought ...


THANK YOU

Can YOU

Marilyn Wouters for

Foster Puppies

Fostering ALL of

THANK YOU

for 8 weeks ?

To The Hope

PLEASE HELP

Foundation

OUR cats

STAFF

Thank you Jenny


Marsh for ALL the

Thank YOU

Thank YOU

time you GIVE

Embark for

Natalia for the

to the

Precious Cart

doggie TOYS

Animals ...

Wheels

Thank YOU

Thank YOU

Thank YOU

Dogstar

to ALL Our

to ALL Our

Foundation for

Partners and

YOUR Support

Volunteers

and Transport

SPONSORS
&
DONORS

ANY THOUGHTS or Ideas for Next Magazine


please email US @ hopefoundationsrilanka@gmail.com

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G ive Me High Five for
The Hope Foundation

Contact US
Email hopefoundationsrilanks@gmail.com
Web www.hopefoundationsrilanka.com
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