Animal SOS Sri Lanka does wonderful work in difficult circumstances. The news in August is this, by the president, Kim Cooling:

We have employed Ewan Taylor, a former police officer in London and a great animal lover, to help manage our project in Sri Lanka. Ewan has recently located to Sri Lanka and has worked extremely hard since arriving there – his first remit being to locate a suitable plot of land. Now this has been achieved, Ewan is helping to co-ordinate the building works, registration and all the other tasks which are needed to help establish our crucial project in Sri Lanka.

Ewan is an enthusiastic member of our dedicated team.

We are leasing a plot of land totalling almost 3 acres near Ahangama, a popular tourist beach area in the south of Sri Lanka, for our vital project. The land and area is ideal, as there are few facilities for pets and strays in that region – no blood testing or X-ray facilities, no co-ordinated sterilisation programmes to humanely reduce the numbers of cats and dogs born to a life of untold misery on the streets, no co-ordinated vaccination programmes to reduce the risk of rabies in humans and animals, no safe havens for strays that are injured or suffering from diseases on the roads and require a safe haven for recuperation and rehabilitation.

Although we have raised funds for the land and some building works, we still lack funds for the building of our veterinary clinic where we can conduct our crucial work and save the lives of many suffering animals.

Kim Cooling, Animal SOS Sri Lanka.

483, Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London N13 4BS.