TRAGEDY IN SULAWESI - THE ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP!
On 28th September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Sulawesi Indonesia triggered a tsunami, destroying towns and villages and everything in its path. The combined destruction from the earthquake and tsunami led to the complete collapse of infrastructure and the heartbreaking loss of thousands of lives.
BAWA’s disaster relief team is on the ground going out to the hardest hit areas, rescuing animals from ravaged villages, crawling under collapsed homes and buildings, and doing all we can to help. The animals are starving, injured and scared and we are rushing them for treatment from our veterinarians and providing them with temporary shelter where possible.
We have found so many animals that have not had enough food or water for weeks. The ones we can rescue we bring to shelters, but those we can't catch we have to provide with food and water, and then go back another time to help. It’s extremely dangerous and time-consuming work.
It is vital that we raise funds to continue our relief efforts. We must save the pets that survived when their owners and homes did not and help evacuees that are in camps to help their animals. Your help is urgently needed to save them now before it’s too late.
Your donations ARE life-saving and desperately needed. Your help absolutely counts!
TO DONATE: bawabali.com/donate
INTERNATIONAL COMPANION ANIMAL WELFARE CONFERENCE
Earlier this month, BAWA was honored to be invited to speak at the annual ICAWC about our experience in disaster response and management on Bali’s Mount Agung, Lombok, and now also Sulawesi. This year the conference was held in Krakow, Poland with 271 delegates from 107 organizations in 39 countries. We would like to thank Dogs Trust for the fantastic opportunity to gather together to learn and share ideas with colleagues from all over the world. Together we make steps to improve animal welfare internationally.
Photos by Richard Murgatroyd Photography
THE TRAGEDY IN SULAWESI AND BAWA'S EFFORTS TO HELP
On 28th September 2018, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Sulawesi triggered a tsunami that swallowed the ground and destroyed everything in its path. The combined destruction from the earthquake and tsunami led to the complete collapse of villages and the deaths of thousands of people. Please see the link to New York Times article: https://nyti.ms/2yeIeQU
BAWA’s disaster relief team is on the ground along with the local government and police discovering the extent of the disaster and doing all we can to help.
We were told that when the earthquake first happened in the village of Balaroa, villagers ran outside to stand in a field for safety when the field itself collapsed into the ground underneath. Witnesses said the mud spewed up higher than a coconut tree and completely swallowed the entire village. At this site, the search and rescue team found approximately forty dogs standing on top of rubble mounds, signalling to police that their owners were underneath. We are attempting to catch the dogs and bring them to safe shelters, giving medical treatment, food and then hopefully finding new homes for them in safe locations if we are unable to locate their owners.
BAWA's emergency response team are delivering aid to the hardest-hit villages. We are grateful to be working together with Dinas Peternakan (Animal Husbandry Department) and police in Palu coordinating the relief efforts for companion animals while the Indonesian Veterinary Association, PDHI, also focus on livestock.
The relief truck that we filled with supplies has just arrived and is ready to distribute to the areas that need it most, but the need is still so great.
It is vital that we raise funds to continue our relief efforts, helping evacuees to help their animals. We need to continue rescuing and rehoming the animals that survived when their owner's and homes did not.
Please donate. Your donations ARE life-saving.
TO DONATE: bawabali.com/donate
HEALTH DAY TODAY IN SANUR – FRIDAY OCTOBER 19TH
Come join the BAWA team TODAY Friday, October 19th for sterilization and general vet treatment by BAWA along with free rabies vaccinations given by the Denpasar Animal Husbandry Department for cats and dogs. Please notify your friends and neighbors to bring their dogs for free vaccinations, free sterilization for mixed Bali dogs, health treatments and advice.
WHEN: TODAY, FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018
TIME: 10am until finish
WHERE: Hyatt Hotel, Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Batujimbar, Sanur
We would like to express our appreciation to the Government for supporting these health days and sterilization events by providing rabies vaccinations and working together with us for the health and welfare of the dogs in the community and a rabies-free Bali.
We hope to see you there!
BAWA ADOPTION DAY IN SEMINYAK
Join the BAWA team this Saturday, October 20th, 2018 for an adoption day at Nat’s Pet Shop in Seminyak. Chat, meet and play with our adorable rescue puppies who are healthy, vaccinated and free to a good home.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Nat's Pet Shop, Jl. Raya Taman No. 147, Seminyak.
COME TO ADOPT, FOSTER OR CUDDLE A PUPPY 🐶
CHILDREN FROM SANUR KAJA IMPRESS THE POLICY-MAKERS ON RABIES KNOWLEDGE, ART AND MUSIC.
Local children show Bali's policy-makers their understanding of rabies prevention and their talents in drawing and singing. Over eighty children from elementary schools in Sanur showed off their talents to government officials attending Sanur Kaja’s World Rabies Day event on Sunday, October 7th 2018.
The children had a fantastic day eagerly showing off their colouring, drawing and singing talents, and their knowledge of rabies prevention through an interactive contest. Watched proudly by Bali province government officials and traditional leaders from Sanur and Denpasar, the children took to the stage to show off the fruits of their labour. Although nervous, the local children were keen to impress and share their art and knowledge encouraging all in attendance to have respect and compassion for animals.
Later on, the children were quizzed on rabies vaccinations and what to do if bitten; both parents and officials were absolutely astounded at how much the children had learned about rabies prevention, with almost 100% of answers given being correct. In fact, they did so well that we actually ran out of prizes and trophies, all were deserving.
This was a truly inspiring event where children, NGOs and government could be seen coming together working towards a rabies-free Bali. Rabies elimination is 100% possible, but people must be educated to look after the vaccinated dogs, and the best place to start this kind of educational initiative is with the decision-makers of the future. This is why BAWA includes this sort of education as a key part of programmes, ensuring that children have the knowledge and tools necessary to make the best decisions for all living beings!
Denpasar’s Deputy Mayor Launches Sanur Kaja’s Village Regulation 3/2018 Against The Dog Meat Trade
On Sunday morning, October 7th 2018, Denpasar’s Deputy Mayor IGN Jaya Negara represented Mayor Ida Bagus Rai Mantra in formally launching Sanur Kaja’s Village Regulation promoting animal welfare and forbidding the dog meat trade in Sanur Kaja. The event was part of the village’s observation of World Rabies Day, with the theme “Share the Message, Save a Life.” Officials from provincial, Denpasar and Sanur government agencies, traditional and government leaders from Sanur, faculty from Udayana University and the head of Jagapati Village, Badung Regency (Program Dharma’s first expansion site) attended the launch of the Village Regulation, Peraturan Desa Sanur Kaja No. 3/2018. Guests included representatives from the Provincial and Denpasar City Health Offices, Denpasar City Parliament, and the Office of Animal Husbandry in Denpasar.
This regulation or Perdes, the first of its kind in Bali or elsewhere in Indonesia, is a formal, village-level legal instrument under the Indonesian government system and is a major accomplishment that we hope will contribute to eliminating the dog meat trade and promoting animal welfare throughout Bali.
In his written address, presented by the Deputy Mayor, Mayor Rai Mantra expressed his appreciation of and support for the village of Sanur Kaja for developing the Perdes. He emphasized the cultural importance of dogs to Balinese, notably in the Mahabharata as a symbol of Dewa Dharma who, in the form of a dog, escorted Yudistira to heaven. The mayor called on everyone to stop all violence against animals and stop dumping dogs and puppies, and particularly to stop consuming dog meat.
The Deputy Mayor then thanked I Made Sudana, the head of Sanur Kaja, for his initiative in advocating for and supporting the development of the Perdes because it will help eliminate the rabies virus in the city of Denpasar, in which Sanur Kaja is located. He hopes and expects that other villages in Denpasar and beyond will be inspired to follow by developing similar Perdes. He also noted that the launching on World Rabies Day can provide momentum to raise a
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BALI NIGHTS IN MELBOURNE THIS FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018
Fancy a great night out on this Friday? Our partner organisation, the Bali Street Dog Fund, are holding their annual fundraiser for BAWA this Friday, 19th October 2018.
This magnificent cocktail party is being held at the Rowing Club Boatshed (Richmond Rowing Club) situated on the south bank of the Yarra River opposite Federation Square from 7 pm to 10.30pm and is being hosted by Pete Smith, Patron of the Bali Street Dog Fund.
There is live entertainment, a silent and live auction. Every item for auction has been donated, so every dollar raised will saves lives and will support BAWA in the efforts to save thousands of animals affected by these natural disasters.
Indonesia has been struck with three natural disasters in last twelve months, and thousands of animals have been affected by the eruption of Mt. Agung, the devastating Lombok earthquakes and more recently the deadly Sulawesi earthquakes and Tsunami. BAWA has teams at the volcano daily, teams in Lombok rescuing and feeding animals, and are now sending a large team and supplies to Sulawesi. At present, BAWA's resources are stretched to the limit.
Please join us at this extraordinary event! You will have a fantastic time and save lives at the same time. We cannot help these beautiful animals without your support.
Tickets are only available to purchase online for $100.00, with 80% of the ticket being tax-deductible. Tickets can be booked via www.balistreetdogs.org.au/book-bali-nights-tickets or through Paula on 0438 645 141 and include vegan food and drinks.
SOS - URGENTLY NEED HELP TO SAVE THESE PUPPIES
Please everyone in Bali - please donate your time to bottle feed these babies until we can locate a lactating mother dog.
BAWA has no facilities right now that are healthy enough to keep these puppies fed and safe. Clinics are full and can’t take them in. We urgently need someone to take them, even a few days will help until we can find more volunteers or a mother dog. PLEASE HELP ASAP!
What’s app or call us on 081 138 9004 or +62811389004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These puppies need you to keep them alive.
LOVE IS BLIND
Beautiful Sherry is blind and desperately needs an adopter who can can care for her. Sherry came to BAWA with cherry eye and was treated in a clinic for this common condition. Sadly, as time went on, we learned that she was going blind. Sherry can still see some things, shadows for example, but mostly she is blind. But it does not hold back her zest for life and love. Sherry loves running free and cuddling up with people and is such a sweet dog. She just needs a safe home and someone who is willing to learn how to care for a blind dog and show her all the love and affection she deserves.
If you can give Sherry a forever home, please email us at email@example.com
DOGI TALKS DOGS. SEE YOU AT THE BALI VEGAN FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY IN CANGGU!
Gede Ngurah Surya Anaya, better known as Dogi, is a veterinarian with a Master's in Public Health who has been a consultant to BAWA for over a decade. Dogi will give a talk at the Canggu Bali Vegan Festival about what is required to effectively end the dog meat trade. In a previous post, we mentioned the village of Sanur Kaja where the village government has announced the first-ever village government regulation (Perdes) against cruelty and the dog meat trade. Dogi will explain a bit about the complexity of Indonesian laws related to animals and challenges in their enforcement and will explain why this regulation is so important. Bring your questions and enthusiasm to help us stop the dog meat trade as well as cruelty to animals in the villages where you live. If you are just visiting, we will explain how you can help BAWA stop animal cruelty.
The event is this Sunday, October 14th from 1 PM in Canggu (near Oasis Canggu at Jl. Nelayan). Next to Oasis, there will be a temple, and next to the temple there will be a field with tents. The event is FREE!!!
SOS - MOTHERLESS NEWBORNS
Two more neonate puppies have just been brought in to the BAWA office. They were found abandoned at only a few weeks old. BAWA urgently needs a lactating mother dog to ensure their survival or a volunteer foster feeder. These tiny babies will need constant care in order to stay alive. All BAWA foster carers and staff are at full capacity; so we need your help to save them.
If you can bottle feed every few hours or have a healthy lactating mother dog, please email us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 081 138 9004. Your help will save their lives.
POOR OLD BROWNIE
Found in the bushes, scared and injured, outside of the BAWA adoption center by volunteers, Brownie was rushed to Sunset Vet Clinic in Ubud and is currently undergoing treatment for his severe head wounds. So weak he was barely able to walk, Brownie was put on an IV drip, given antibiotics and is under ongoing medical treatment. Quiet and reserved, Brownie is an old dog who will need a loving forever home once he has recovered.
Please can you help us and donate towards Brownie’s medical costs? Our monthly bills are huge and we can only rescue and provide life-saving treatment with your help. If you would like to adopt a sweet old senior dog who is easy-going, please consider Brownie and email email@example.com
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SOS: PARALYZED MOTHER DOG - NEWBORNS URGENTLY NEED A HEALTHY LACTATING MOTHER DOG TO SAVE THEIR LIVES.
Permata was recently rescued from the streets, pregnant and alone. BAWA found her paralyzed, with no reflex at all. Grave concerns were held for Permata and her expectant litter of puppies, so she was rushed to a clinic for an immediate C section. Last night, Permata gave birth via C-section to three healthy puppies who now desperately need help to survive. We urgently need a lactating mother dog to give them a chance at survival. If you know of a healthy, lactating dog, please contact us right away. We do hope that Permata will recover and if she does, we will move the puppies back to her. But for now, we need your healthy mother dog to feed these newborn babies.
If you can help Permata and her puppies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOSTERING SAVES LIVES!
Adorable Lunis came to BAWA in early August 2018, found by tourists who funded his vet clinic bill and then fostered him for about six weeks. Lunis’s AMAZING foster parents kept him cared for in a loving, home environment through numerous medical challenges and helped build his immune system until he was strong enough to join the healthy puppy pack in a BAWA safehouse.
Can you believe this is the same dog? Fostering really does save lives. If you would like to foster for BAWA or adopt Lunis, please email email@example.com
HAZIMAH HAS A HOME!
A few weekends ago, a nice family came into the BAWA office to adopt a dog now that they were settled in Bali and had a pet-friendly place to live. Enthusiastic about giving a dog a home, the family chose Hazimah and were devoted to giving him the best life possible. Hazimah had been dumped in a rice sack outside the BAWA office gates in the early hours of the morning and was just skin and bones, fighting for his life. With some love, nourishment and care, Hazimah is now a healthy and playful puppy who is off to his very own forever home!
If you’re looking to foster or adopt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER SPENDING HIS LIFE IN A CAGE, BADI IS FINALLY FREE
Trapped, unable to move and severely malnourished, Badi was forced to live his life inside a tiny cage. Rarely fed and fur so matted with faeces it had to be shaved, Badi was unwanted and unloved. Thanks to some concerned tourists who reported Badi to BAWA this week, the team were able to negotiate with Badi’s owner to surrender him, so we could finally give him the life he so desperately deserved – one free from cages and cruelty.
Once Badi was at BAWA, staff had to cut and shave off all his fur and were saddened to see that he was just skin and bones. Despite his horrible ordeal, Badi is a loving, friendly and happy dog who adores walks and interacting with both people and dogs. Badi is learning to adjust to having a bed and blanket for the first time in his life and is enjoying four meals a day so he can return to his appropriate weight.
The caging of dogs in Bali is very common and only through education can we stop the cruel and unnecessary suffering. Please support our education and advocacy programs. Your donations do save lives and do make a difference.
TO DONATE: bawabali.com/donate
BALI VEGAN FESTIVAL
Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), will be joining the Bali Vegan Festival again this year on October 5th to 7th in Ubud and 12th to 14th in Canggu. BAWA works to save, protect and improve the lives of all animals in Bali and beyond. A key focus is Bali’s Heritage Dog – the island’s genetically unique street dog that is under threat.
On Sunday, there will be a presentation from Levin Kalalo about the “Dog Meat Trade: Ways To End The Suffering” and a Q and A session on the topic.
So, bring your friends and family and enjoy this fantastic event!
BAWA’s COMMITMENT TO THE DOGS OF BALI
BAWA was invited by the Dinas Peternakan of Denpasar to participate in an event on Sunday, September 30th for World Rabies Day. Together with Program Dharma, our Sanur ONE HEALTH ONE WELFARE program, the team treated 46 dogs for skin ailments and parasites and spay-neutered 19 dogs.
For twelve years, BAWA has delivered spay-neuter programs and provided health treatment and education in villages throughout Bali. We are in the field with our mobile spay-neuter team five to six days every week. These programs are vital to the communities who either cannot afford medical treatment for their dogs or have no one else to help the community dogs. We also promote the Bali Heritage Dog at the same time and educate children about how to care for their pets.
Please help us continue to run this valuable program. Your donation of $25 USD will sterilize a dog, provide medication as required and much-needed education to the community.
BAWA health days need your support. Please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a monthly donor to help us help the dogs of Bali and the cats of course!
TO DONATE: bawabali.com/donate
BAWA ADOPTION DAY IN UBUD
Join the BAWA team this Friday, October 5th, 2018 for an adoption day at the Bintang Supermarket in Ubud. Chat, meet and play with our adorable rescue puppies who are healthy, vaccinated and free to a good home.
WHEN: Friday, October 5th, 2018
TIME: 11 am to 4 pm
WHERE: Bintang Supermarket - Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Campuan No.45, Sayan, Ubud
COME TO ADOPT, FOSTER OR CUDDLE A PUPPY 🐶
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BIG NEWS: SANUR KAJA BANS DOG MEAT
BAWA, IFAW and Program Dharma congratulate Desa Sanur Kaja for the first ever Dog Welfare Regulation, Peraturan Desa Sanur Kaja 3/2018. This is the first village animal welfare and dog meat regulation in Bali and all of Indonesia, an exciting outcome of BAWA’s extensive advocacy and program support. This community-based initiative to respond to animal welfare issues and the dog meat trade in Bali is a pioneering effort that we hope will inspire other villages in Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia.
Key points of the regulation forbid:
- Torturing, killing and stealing dogs in the village of Sanur Kaja
- Producing and/or distributing food that contains dog meat
- Stocking, purchasing or producing dog meat or food that contains dog meat for their own or anyone else’s consumption
- Selling dogs, alive or dead, as an ingredient for food, for their own or anyone else’s consumption
- Dumping dogs, alive or dead, in the area in the village of Sanur Kaja
- Dumping dogs, alive or dead, outside of the village of Sanur Kaja
We thank Ida Bagus Kiana, SH of the Denpasar Parliament (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah Denpasar); Ida Bagus Alit Sudewa, SH, the head of the Sanur Kaja village parliament (Badan Pemusyawaratan Desa Sanur Kaja); I Made Sudana, the Perbekel of Sanur Kaja; Udayana University Public Health Studies Program, Prof. Windia of Udayana’s Faculty of Law, and BAWA’s legal consultant Dr Simplexius Asa for their commitment to making this happen.
BAWA hopes that this Peraturan Desa will promote more compassionate treatment of dogs and contribute to stopping the dog meat trade in villages throughout Bali. * Please note: We understand that there is a lot of confusion about existing Indonesian government laws and regulations that are relevant to the dog meat trade. We’ll be covering this in future Facebook posts.
AMAZING KIDS SHARE THE MESSAGE
On Saturday, September 29 the BAWA Education team held a fantastic World Rabies Day event at SDN 3 Sempidi in Badung to raise awareness of dogs’ needs and the importance of vaccination as the only way to stop rabies in Bali.
261 students from 11 classes participated in a fun morning of drawing, colouring, puzzles and quizzes, demonstrating excellent retention of what they had learned from our 16 teachers earlier this term. The highlight of the activities was the yel-yel competition where teams from grades 5 and 6 had prepared action songs about good dog care and the Five Freedoms.
We are very grateful to the Principal and the school teachers for their warm welcome, support and enthusiasm! Thank you to Pak I Gede Asrama, Kepala Bidang Kesejahteraan Hewan, and his team from Dinas Pertanian Kabupaten Badung and Pak I Wayan Koper, Kepala UPT Dinas Pendidikan Kecamatan Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung for attending the event, and Dogs Trust Worldwide for funding this wonderful and much-needed programme.
We believe that education is the key to improved welfare for the animals and people in Bali and that the students will take their knowledge back to their community for a healthy and happy future.
SOS. We have received reports of dogs are being poisoned at Pecatu and Bingin beaches. Please keep your dog’s off these beaches or leash them and do not allow them to eat from the ground. Please help get beach dogs inside until we find out what is going on. We do not know who is doing this or why they are doing it. What we do know is that many dogs have died and that it could keep happening.
Poisoning dogs and losing herd immunity is never the answer to ending a rabies epidemic or to clear beaches of dogs. More dogs will move into the territory, and these dogs may not be vaccinated or sterilized, therefore putting the community and tourists in danger. Humane population control, and of course, rabies vaccinations for the dogs is the answer.
Please report any strange activity, information on poisoning, or any poison cases to email@example.com
HELP MIRNA SEE AGAIN
We recently received a call about a dog with a prolapsed eye who had been hit by a car three days earlier. The neighbor of the dog’s owner contacted BAWA and asked for help as she could not stand to see this poor dog suffering and the owner could not afford to help the dog. After racing Mirna to the clinic for treatment, the vets said that her eye had burst, and enucleation was the only option. Despite her ordeal, Mirna is a beautiful girl who is healthy and playful. We have also vaccinated and sterilized Mirna.
Please, can you help us help Mirna? Once again, BAWA’s clinic bills are soaring. We cannot do it alone, we need your help.
TO DONATE: bawabali.com/donate
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JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER FAMILY
Hard-working and animal-loving volunteers needed at BAWA. Volunteers are essential for socializing scared, sick and traumatized animals, which is vital to their recovery. Volunteer with BAWA and spend your time walking dogs through the rice fields, cuddling and socializing puppies, helping at meal time and so much more.
Rabies vaccinations and a minimum of five days of commitment are required. Though, the five days do not necessarily have to be in a row.
For volunteer inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!