Nusa Lembongan Villas is proud to be a financial and moral supporter of the Paws of Lembongan initiative.
The individuals behind Paws work tirelessly to neuter and vaccinate the many semi-stray dogs and cats on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, as well as finding homes for new puppies, and caring for injured or sick animals. In 2017 alone, Paws managed to sterilise 376 dogs and 24 cats, and provide 423 complete vaccinations. Their work is funded entirely by donations. A husband and wife vet team from Bali regularly visit the islands under the auspices of Paws, and perform sterling work.
Aside from the existing veterinary work, Paws has an educational program in the schools of Lembongan - incredibly good work - and seeks to train local residents to catch stray dogs so they can receive treatment. A key aim for the future is is to get enough funding to operate a mobile veterinary clinic.
Many residents of Nusa Lembongan have noticed a recent upsurge in the number of unfamilar semi-feral dogs that are appearing in tourist areas. Paws believe this is due to the ongoing development in the more wild parts of the island which has pushed these animals into more populated areas. Neutering and vaccinating these animals for the future well-being of Lembongan is a vital task.
Paws relies completely on donations to fund their excellent work, and we urge any animal-loving visitors to the island to make contact and help if they can. There is also a GoFundMe in place and the link for that is given below along with other contact details.