Ever travel to another country and witnessed the tragic state of animal treatment?
The Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA) is a not-for-profit charity registered in Indonesia. Their aim is to relieve suffering, control the population and improve the health of Bali's street dogs, through medical care, spay/neutering, street-feeding, puppy adoption and education of school children.
This charity is close to our heart, as one night we witnessed a dog suffering – someone had tied a rope around its neck as a puppy and as the dog grew, the rope became embedded in the flesh around his neck. The smell of the rotting flesh was overwhelming. The dog was suffering and would soon die a slow painful death. We made, what was thought of to be a fruitless call, to BAWA to seek help. We were very surprised that they came to rescue the dog. It took three attempts to find him and instead of euthanizing the dog, they were able to treat him.
All profits from the sale of our BAWA jewelry goes to the Bali Animal Welfare Association.