Our Story

Welcome to our world, The Dziko Project

The Dziko Project (TDP) started as a passion project by Sara Ortín León and Sharon Rose (Rosie), motivated by witnessing the horrendous condition of dogs during our travels through Malawi and Zambia back in 2017.

In 2019, we hosted Zambia’s first mass sterilisation campaign and two more outreach campaigns working with local vets, the Zambian University of Veterinary Medicine,  and communities in Northern Zambia. Additionally, we sponsored the construction of 2 outdoor enclosures for the local animal welfare shelter for their long-term animals for behaviour enrichment and social wellbeing.

In Sri Lanka, we have continued the same lifesaving impact through our sterilisation, vaccination & treatment programs for street dogs and disadvantaged families who cannot afford veterinary surgery for their pets. 

Our passion is improving the lives of dogs & cats living on the streets, reducing the spread of rabies and diseases, and reducing the endless cycle of unwanted pregnancies of females and the pups/kittens that ultimately endure starvation, illness, injury, and death! It breaks our hearts.

In August 2022, TPD was registered as a charity in Australia, so we can expand our programs, through contracting additional local veterinary surgeon partnerships, and host more outreach campaigns to prevent the spread of rabies, disease, and the endless cycle of pregnancies and animal abandonments, and help the communities in which we live.

We are truly humbled by the incredible love and support we receive from our supporters and donors, of which, none of our work would be possible. We can’t thank you enough.

Together, we are changing and saving lives of 1000’s of animals each year.