The root of all problems for animals in Bali is that there are simply too many of them.
Overpopulation of dogs and cats leads to bigger issues like puppy dumping, neglect, spread of disease, intentional cruelty – and, of course, a huge burden on already overpopulated animal rescue organisations and shelters.
By facilitating accessible sterilisation services for both stray and owned animals, we aim to end the cycle of unwanted animals being born into a world ill-equipped to care for them.
Animal Health Days
BAWA holds Animal Health Days in villages all around Bali, operating out of community halls, garages, parking lots, even empty football fields. Locals can bring their pets, while our skilled animal handlers round up stray animals from the nearby area to be brought in for surgery and treatment. Our pop up clinics offer free sterilisation, rabies vaccination provided by the local government, and general treatment for common skin conditions and intestinal parasites.
Our team currently sterilises around 4,000 animals each year, preventing an immeasurable number of unwanted births
The benefits of a stable population
Reduced disease transmission including rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and transmissible venereal tumours (TVT)
Lower population density resulting in less territorial fighting and risk of road accidents
Fewer animals born or dumped into lives of suffering on the streets
Maintained herd immunity to protect both animal and human populations against rabies