Animal Welfare and Protection Association


AWPA is a registered association in Sri Lanka, committed to the caring of stray, abandoned and abused dogs and cats on a not-for-profit basis. AWPA is governed by a committee of volunteers. We perform a vital service of conducting sterilisation programmes across the country,rescuing and sheltering these domestic animals.

Our primary goal is to find responsible, forever homes for these dogs and cats. Our overarching policy is that sterilisation is the only humane solution to reduce the population of unwanted dogs and cats. We rely on the generosity of the public for volunteers and donations. See How you can help and make a difference.


All donations are given a receipt as we are registered charity and our accounts are audited and circulated annually among our members.