BAWA believes that wildlife belongs in the wild. The trade in monkeys and other wildlife species should be considered an urgent priority for law enforcement agencies, yet Indonesia’s laws are weak and rarely enforced. BAWA is committed to lobbying for change, but we need YOUR help! Please don’t let your money fund the wildlife trade! We understand how hard it is to walk away from monkeys and other animals suffering at the hands of traders. But please NEVER buy a wild animal. The reality is that each time an animal is bought, you are placing an order for another animal to be stolen from its home in the wild. The only way to stop the trade – and the suffering – is to stem the demand. DO NOT stay at hotels that keep wild animals for entertainment. WRITE to your tour operator expressing your concerns if you see facilities housing or selling wildlife. WRITE to your local Indonesian Embassy to call for an end to the illegal wildlife trade. TAKE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS to submit to BAWA if you see wildlife for sale. BAWA does not support facilities that keep wild animals in captivity for commercial gain. Keeping wildlife in captivity for food production or entertainment is unacceptable.
Giving Life to Bali Dogs BAWA supplies nutritionally balanced meals to hundreds of street dogs every day. Most of the dogs we feed have no other source of food. They rely on BAWA to prevent hunger, lethargy, illness and worse. We treat these dogs for parasites and sometimes horrific cases of Demodex, scabies and deep wounds and infections. We also deliver dog food to our foster homes and to poor people around the island who love their dogs but have trouble paying for their food. Many of these people have huge hearts and minimal incomes. So we help them ensure that Bali’s indigenous dogs – and others that may have been heartlessly abandoned – don’t go hungry. So many of Bali’s dogs are starving, sick and injured. Thousands of them live off the streets and have no regular food, water or shelter. They have no medication and maybe shunned and abused. Help Stop the Hunger & Pain: Feeding and medicating one street dog for a month costs around $15 or 50 cents per dog per day. To help 200 dogs a month costs $3000. Please consider making a monthly donation. The BAWA Ambulance and Hotline teams work harder as more reports are received regarding sick, injured and suffering animals. BAWA is expanding the Street Feeding program to reach more districts in Bali every day.
Janice Girardi Bali Animal Welfare Organization is widely and affectionately known as BAWA. It is a non profit organization registered in Indonesia and is dedicated to improving the life of animals in Bali. BAWA was founded by Janice Girardi an American resident of Bali for over 30 years. Janice has supported many community and animal welfare projects for more than 10 years and a lot of the support comes from her own resources. On most days Janice can be seen out and about assisting street dogs. BAWA relies on donations, volunteers and its partner organization in Australia The Bali Street Dog Fund. BAWA’s mission statement is : To relieve pain and suffering and over population by providing medical care, spay and neutering, street feeding and adoption, educating children and adults in animal welfare. Primarily known for assisting street dogs (and kittens), BAWA as an animal welfare association has had cases involving cats, horses,bats,deer, birds,monkeys, luwak (civets) and dolphins. It is probably appropriate to mention that some treatment of animals is lack of education on how to take care of an animal and therefore BAWA has recognized this need and the importance of their education programme.