Posted on April 4, 2013

Last week BAWA was invited by Mundu village leaders in Tabanan (45 km from our office in Ubud) to run an education program for elementary students in the village.

This invitation came after the people saw the benefits of animal welfare education sessions that we held in the village last year. This year we decided to not only educate but also run a sterilization program at the same time.  We are very proud to share that both the education and sterilization program’s were a great success.

We were very pleased to see over 70 students aged 8 – 15 years old and their teachers were involved in a rigourous discussion on responsible pet guardianship, animal welfare and dog behavior.

Whilst the students were learning, the adult villagers enthusiastically brought their pets to be sterilized. With the people’s help, we were able to spay/neuter 16 dogs and 1 cat.

We cannot change the past but we can change the future and education is the hope for change for the animals of Bali.   We acknowledge and respect the people of Mundu Village for contacting us and seeking our help in educating their young and helping their animals.

Our thanks go to the International Fund for Animal Welfare for the support provided to our Education Programs and to Bali Street Dog Fund Australia for supporting our Sterilization Program.